• “Forestry for Birds” at Camden Library, 7 p.m. Learn how to support bird habitats, including for species that need the most help, in a talk by Susan Gallo of Mid-Coast Maine Audubon.
  • The Government Inspector, students from Ashwood Waldorf School’s Class of 2017 perform the satiric play at Rockport Opera House at 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 & 6 p.m. Friday. Free; donations accepted.


  • “Love Your Library” Open House at Rockland Public Library, 4:30-7 p.m. Jazz guitar all evening, roving juggler, BookStop open, crafts for kids, and chili, soups and other treats served.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street. World music and dance. $5. FMI: 200-7577 or
  • 30th Annual Camden Conference, SOLD OUT. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-19. “Refugees & Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis.” FMI:
  • Shooting Star, the romantic comedy is performed by Midcoast Actors’ Studio at Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast at 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Feb. 17 & 18 and 24 & 25, and at 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 19 & 26. $15/$10 students & seniors at the door. Adult content.


  • “Environmental Justice: Sharing the Burdens of Climate Change,” 3 p.m. February Shop Talk at Old Professor’s Bookshop in Belfast. Free talk by UMaine Professor Michael Howard.


  • Talk on Following the 1775 Quebec Expedition’s Footsteps Today, 2 p.m., Council Chambers, City Center Plaza, Augusta. Third in a series of free talks about hero-cum-traitor Benedict Arnold on Sundays in February and March. FMI:


  • “When People Flee: A View from the Ground,” 5 p.m., Midcoast Friends Meetinghouse in Damariscotta. A free program by two women who work with refugees in the Middle East and Central America under the auspices of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee.


  • “The Writer in the Garden,” 10 a.m. at Camden Library. Anne Perkins gives the free, public talk on garden literature from Roman times to today in Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture series.
  • Talk on Historical Walled Garden on Scotland’s East Coast, 2 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Two Belfast Garden Club members show photos and video of the hidden gardens at Cambo Estate, which dates to the 12th century. Free; public.
  • Workshop: “Maintaining Civility in Difficult Situations,” 6 p.m. at Rockland Library. Maine Treasurer Terry Hayes and Maine Senator Brian Langley lead the free public workshop.
  • “The Building of the Dory Rose,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Maine boat builder Art Paine gives the talk in the adventure series offered by the library and Come Boating!, Belfast’s community boating organization.


  • Beaver Expert to Give Three Talks, Skip Lisle on the role beavers play in the ecosystem and how to install devices that don’t harm them, but do protect wetlands and infrastructure. At Waterfall Arts in Belfast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. At Liberty Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. At Midcoast Conservancy in Wiscasset at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. FMI: or 389-5150.


  • “An Evening with Diane Russell,” from 6-7:30 p.m. at Rock City Coffee, Rockland. Woodstove Alliance sponsors the talk on what’s happening in Maine and the U.S. by the former state legislator, who helped build a progressive-libertarian coalition to advance civil liberties.
  • “Into the Winds” Presentation at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Tim Seymour and Daniel Quintanilla talk about their hundred-mile traverse of Wyoming’s Wind River Mountain Range.


  • Gala Poetry Reading at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. Maine’s Poet Laureate and other poets celebrate the 125th birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay. A party with refreshments follows. 1920s costumes encouraged. $8/$5 for FAM members. Registration:
  • “There from Here: Photographing History in the 21st Century,” Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. With photojournalist Samantha Appleton, whose work has taken her around the world. Free with admission. $10 suggested donation.
  • “Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You a Story” at Collins Center for the Arts, in Orono, Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Actors perform the weekly public radio broadcast. $20 balcony/$25 orchestra/$7 kids in K-12. FMI:
  • Talk by Author of “A Good Man with a Dog,” Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Maine game warden Roger Guay talks about his book in the Meet the Author Series at Palermo Community Library.
  • Rescheduled: “Gifts of Immigration to American Culture,” Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Panel talk on how immigrants have contributed to music, art and film in the U.S. Free.
  • Talk on Henry Knox’s Vision for the Gardens at Montpelier, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Second in the Belfast Garden Club’s evening lecture series.
  • New Series at Camden Library: Café Sci with Bigelow Labs, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Beth Orcutt talks about microorganisms that eat crude oil spilled in the ocean.
  • Rescheduled: “Astronomy 101” at Rockland Public Library, Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. Ron Thompson of Southern Maine Astronomers gives the free talk, then leads everyone outside to spot planets and constellations.
  • Body Traffic Dance Company at Camden Opera House, Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m. The L.A. troupe will also put on school performance and run Master Classes at High Mountain Hall on March 14. $25-$30 adults/$20 students: 536-5850,, fee-free at Camden Town Office weekdays.
  • Rescheduled: 6th Annual Liberal Cup Biathlon, Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Cross-country skiing and target shooting. FMI: