Miscellaneous Calendar Listings
For the Week beginning March 23
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- Call for Contestants in Maine Sea Goddess Pageant, at Rockland’s Maine Lobster Festival this August. Apply before March 31: mainelobsterfestival.com.
- Town of Rockport’s Roadside Tree Planting Program, open to Rockport homeowners and businesses who will get saplings to plant next to roads to provide shade and beauty. Apply by 3 p.m. Friday, March 31. Applications are available at Rockport Town Office.
- Hotline Volunteers Sought by New Hope for Women, which serves victims of domestic violence. Training starts in early April. FMI: newhopeforwomen.org.
- Midcoast Stewards Program Taking Applications, for course at Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta that meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 11-May 23. Apply by April 3: 563-1393 or damariscottariver.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23:
- “Tax Prep for the Self-Employed,” 1 p.m., Camden Library. Led by New Ventures Maine. Registration: 368-1664.
- Maine Aeronautical Advisory Board to Meet, 1-3 p.m., conference rooms 112A & B at MaineDOT Region 2 Office, 66 Industrial Drive, Augusta.
- Free Series at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick: Eat Our Yards, meant to help anyone turn their yard into an edible paradise. March 23 at 6:30 p.m.: “Perennial Vegetables.” March 29 at noon: “Backyard Bees.” March 29 at 6:30 p.m.: “Planning a Garden for Preserving.” March 30 at 6:30 p.m.: “Grow Your Own Mushrooms.” Full schedule: curtislibrary.com/eatouryards.
- 2-Part “Learn to Relax and Restore” Class, Thursdays, March 23 & 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church. Clinical hypnotherapist Joanna Calderwood intros techniques for the tense. $12. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.course.storm.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24:
- Knox County Politicians at Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, from 7-9 a.m. at Samoset Resort in Rockport. Panel talk by Knox County’s legislative delegation. Open to the public. You must register: CamdenRockland.com.
- Rockland Branch of Damariscotta Bank & Trust to Offer Giveaways, to celebrate its new logo. Coffee and donuts from 9-11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Noon Music in Lent Series at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, in Camden. Free program of music followed by a soup and bread lunch.
- Poet Gary Lawless to Be Honored at Luncheon, noon-2 p.m. in Thorne Hall at Bowdoin College. He’ll receive the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. $35 tix: mainehumanities.org.
- Learn About Cell Phone Navigation at Georges River Land Trust Office, in Rockland, from 1-3 p.m. Load Google Maps onto your smartphone and bring it along. You’ll learn how to explore maps and the GRLT’s trail system. Free, but you must register: 594-5166.
- Tabletop Gaming for Ages 10-100 Fridays in March at Camden Library, 3 p.m. All welcome. Bring your fave to share with the group. Play Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, others.
- Two Charter Bus Trips to Boston Flower Show, Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, with pick-ups from Belfast to Damariscotta. Hit the show for four hours, then go to Quincy Market for shopping and dinner. $109.99 per person. FMI: plantsunlimited.com.
- Free Stretch Around Classes in Belfast, 1-2 p.m. Fridays & Mondays through March 31, at St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court Street. Gentle class designed for older adults and those with physical limitations. Chair yoga, Matter of Balance, Brain Gym. Drop-ins okay.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25:
- Open House at 251 Jefferson Street in Waldoboro, 9 a.m.-noon. Tour the 10 agencies and businesses that have set up shop in the former Odd Fellows Hall that once housed Taction. Light refreshments and a door prize.
- “The 10 Tastes: How Medicinal Plants Inform the Tongue,” 10:30 a.m.-noon at Belfast Free Library. Steve Byers teaches how bitter, sweet, salty, sour and bland herbs influence the tongue and body for health and wellness. On the same day, Byers holds an Herbal Apothecary Open House from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at his 96 High Street practice in Belfast.
- Lenten Vigils for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bath Iron Works, in front of the Administration Building, on Saturdays in Lent: March 25 and April 1, 8, 15. Bring signs and banners calling for an end to the building of weapons of mass destruction in Maine. FMI: 763-4062.
- Simply Books! at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no set reading list. Share whatever book you’re reading.
- “Bridging the Worlds: Spirits of Place and Shamanic Healing,” at the Thirteenth Moon Center in Montville. The series of six weekend gatherings starts Saturday, March 25, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For intermediate level students who are able to do shamanic journeying to the sound of the drum. FMI: thirteenthmooncenter.com or 589-3063.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26:
- Seed Swap and Scion Exchange at MOFGA in Unity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center. Talks and demos on seed saving, grafting, propagating woody plants and more. Bring seeds, scionwood or cuttings you want to share with others. Free; donations welcome. Full schedule: mofga.org.
- Talk on Tick Life Cycle, Habitat and “How to Protect Your Environment,” 2 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Professor of Entomology Bob Emmons gives the free talk hosted by Owls Head Conservation Commission. Donations taken at door.
- Cyber Sunday at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. This week: Online Dating in 2017. Bring your smartphone or tablet, or reserve an iPad: 236-3440.
- Talk on AARP in Waldo County, 2 p.m. in Neighbors Helping Neighbors series at Stockton Springs Community Library. Patricia Oh gives the free talk on AARP’s benefits and activities. Free.
- Music and Reflection for the Lenten Season Series, 4 p.m., United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center. This week: violinist Caleb Edwards and reader Pat Shannon. Free-will donation. All welcome. FMI: 785-3521.
MONDAY, MARCH 27:
- Wabanaki REACH Ally Program at Camden Library, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Outlines U.S. government relationships with Native people, and also provides awareness of white privilege and ally responsibilities. Sign-up: 951-4874 or mainewabanakireach.org.
- “Maintaining Functional Strength and Balance to Prevent Falls,” 3-4 p.m., Empowered Aging Series at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle. Geriatric fitness expert Erica Robertson tells how.
- “Environmentally Conscious Lawns,” 6-8 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Bob Emmons tells how to reduce the need for mowing, watering and chemicals. $19. Sign-up: msad40.maineadulted.org, 832-5205.
- Free Essentials of College Planning Workshops in March, for learners 19+. University College Rockland offers them at 9 a.m. and noon Monday, March 27. UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast offers it at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28. FMI: 800-281-3703.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28:
- Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in for board and card games, activities, coffee or tea. Bring a bag lunch. March 28: “March Madness” winner named. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Talk on Herbs for Bone Health at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Herbalist Melanie Rose Scofield on five essential herbs to grow, dry and then prepare in mineral-rich infusions. $5/free for MNC members.
- Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group, noon, at Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. FMI: 921-8880.
- Free Fly-Casting Clinic for Women, 7-8 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Elementary School. No experience or equipment needed. Donations to Georges River Trout Unlimited taken. Sign-up: 542-1502 or email@example.com.
- 7-Week Power Squadron ABC Class in Rockport, at Camden Hills Regional High School, starting Tuesday, March 28. Wawenock Sail & Power Squadron offers the basic course on what recreational boaters need to know to safely and legally operate a boat in Maine. Course info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:
- Estate Planning at Camden Public Library, noon. Attorney Jesse Bifulco helps you understand misconceptions that lead to failure and how to fix them. For educational purposes. No legally binding documents will be created. Part of a series that also meets Mondays, April 3 at 3 p.m., May 1 at 3 p.m., May 15 at noon, and June 5 at 3 p.m.
- Belfast Community Works to Hold Organizational Meeting, 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Learn more about the group that seeks to encourage the sharing of skills and resources for making and fixing things used in daily life. FMI: bcwmaker.space or BCW’s Facebook page.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30:
- 2017 Maine Brain Injury Resource Fair in Augusta, 1-4 p.m. at Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road. For brain injury survivors and anyone interested in learning more about brain injury resources and services in Maine. Free to attend or exhibit. FMI: biausa.org/maine.
- Public Forum on Section 21 Waiver Services, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Give Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services your feedback on Adult Developmental Services’ Section 21 Home and Community Based Waiver Services. To request special accommodations: 287-8303.
- “Backyard Chickens,” 6-8 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Sarah Ruef-Lindquist on local ordinances, getting started with chicks, coop design and more. $19. Sign-up: msad40.maineadulted.org, 832-5205.
- Ballroom Dance Course at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Thursdays, March 30-May 11. Learn to waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, rumba and bachata. $64 if you register by March 23 using promo code EARLYBIRD at clc.maineadulted.org; $69 thereafter.
- Amnesty Day at Waldoboro Public Library, Friday, March 31. Return your overdue materials without paying fines. Refreshments and looping slideshow of the library’s move 10 years ago.
- 2-Day Women’s Vitality Event at The Country Inn, on Camden-Rockport line. It opens Friday, March 31, at 6 p.m. with a talk on thermography. It resumes Saturday, April 1, at 9 a.m. with talks on sex and self care, functional medicine and bioidentical hormones, and interactive classes featuring aura-soma readings, herbals for detox, osteopathic manipulation and raw chocolate making. It wraps up with a chocolate and wine pairing. $50 before March 25, then $75, and $95 day of event. FMI: Country Inn’s Facebook page or 706-4166.
- Goat Agility Training at McKay Farm in Thorndike, Sunday, April 2, 1-2 p.m. Unity College’s Jenny and Pieter deHart demo how they trained their goats and how you can, too. $10 solo/$19 per couple includes a clicker. McKay Farm’s Facebook page has details.
- 3-Session Intro to Meditation Class in Northport, at Edna Drinkwater School, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays starting April 3. $15. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
- 6-Week Lunch Hour Yoga Class in Rockland, Mondays, April 3-May 15 (no class April 24), noon-1 p.m. in Knox Center’s Rockland Room. No experience needed. $37.50. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
- 4-Week Foxtrot Class in Belfast, Mondays, April 3-24, 6-7 p.m. at East Belfast Elementary School. Learn the basics. No dance experience required. $25 solo/$35 couples. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
- 4-Part “So You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course, starts Monday, April 3, 6-9 p.m. at the UMaine Coop Extension Penobscot County office in Bangor. Live streaming also available. $50 per person, two members of one household may attend for one fee if they share course materials. Registration: extension.umaine.edu.
- “America’s Boating Course” at Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta, on Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meets most states’ requirements for a recreational boating license. $94. Save $5 by registering online using EARLYBIRD promo code: clc.maineadulted.org.
- Community Karate Class in Unity, 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, April 4-June 27 (no class April 11), at Unity Barn Raisers, 32 School St. Aaron Taylor teaches the basics to those 7 and older. Discounts for families. $75. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
- Waldoboro Renewable Energy Group to Meet, Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 p.m. at the Town Hall Meeting Room. The group, a subcommittee of Waldoboro’s Economic Development Committee, will discuss solar energy as a source of power for Town buildings, residences and businesses. FMI: email@example.com, 832-5369.
- Dinner Meeting: “Is Your Risk-Taking Helping You Flourish?” at Owls Head Transportation Museum on Wednesday, April 5, 5:15-7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Diana Coleman addresses the Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network. Cost includes buffet and museum admission. $25 members/$30 non-members. Register by March 31: mainewomensnetwork.com.
- Tractor Safety Course in Union, at Union Farm Equipment on Wednesdays, April 5-26, 6-8 p.m. A written exam and driving test will be given on Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m. $25/$15 under age 18. Financial assistance is available. Register by March 27: extension.umaine.edu.
- American Sign Language Classes at Camden Hills Regional High School, in Rockport. The eight-week classes start Wednesday, April 5 (no class April 19). Beginners will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Intermediate students meet 6:30-8 p.m. Suitable for young adults and older. FMI: fivetowns.maineadulted.org, 236-7800.
- AMC Maine Chapter Potluck and Presentation, Thursday, April 6, at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. John Connelly shares his Northern Forest Canoe Trail tale that includes run-ins with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and violent storms at the local Appalachian Mountain Club event. Potluck 6 p.m. Free talk at 7 p.m. FMI: amcmaine.org.
- 4-Week Salsa Class in Rockland, Thursdays, April 6-27, 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church. Learn the basics. No dance experience required. $25 solo/$35 couples. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
- 4-Week Dance Class for People with Movement Difficulties, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting April 6 at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Camden. Bring a friend or caregiver to join the fun for free. $25. Registration required: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.