NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • 13th Annual Party on the Pier in Pemaquid, 5 p.m., The Contented Sole Restaurant. Cash bar, dinner, and music by Dam Jam Fiddler Band. Benefits Pemaquid Watershed Association. $30 advance tix: pemaquidwatershed.org or 563-2196. $35 door.
  • Take a Virtual Walk on the Georges Highland Path, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Georges River Land Trust Trails Manager John Anders gives a visual tour of the 50-mile trail system across the headwaters, central and saltwater regions of the Georges River watershed.
  • Talk on “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Author Jonathan White on his new book, whose research took him across the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest tides in the world.
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by Watts Hall Community Players at Watts Hall in Thomaston. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. on Thursday’s opening night, and Fridays & Saturdays, June 23 & 24 and June 30 & July 1. Tix at eventbrite.com and door.
  • Always... Patsy Cline, Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick celebrates the country music legend, with Christine Mild in the starring role, through June 24. Visit msmt.org for the full schedule.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Darling Marine Center Lecture Series Begins, 10:30 a.m. at DMC’s Brooke Hall, Walpole. Dr. Heather Leslie gives the first talk: “Resilient Coastal Communities & Marine Ecosystems: Translating Science into Action.” Talks will be held Fridays through August 11. They are free, but you must register: tinyurl.com/y87uxsmw.
  • Perkin and the Pastry Cook in Belfast, performed by Children’s Theater Company at The Playhouse, 107 Church St. The lavishly costumed, family-friendly comedy of errors goes on at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday & 3 p.m. Sunday. $5 at the door. Save your seat: 338-5777.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Open House at Dr. Campbell House in Warren Village, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour Warren Historical Society’s building and peruse scrapbooks full of town history.
  • Bazaar at Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Schooner Landing. Music, exhibits, food, games, and a Kid Pirates Costume Contest at 2 p.m. FMI: piraterendezvous.com.
  • Open Farm Day in Somerville, from 1-4 p.m. Rain date: June 25. Six farms invite you to see their verdant gardens and farmstands, and meet scampering piglets, kid goats and shaggy Highland calves. Map: somervillefarmersnetwork.com.
  • “Die In” Held by Midcoast Maine Indivisible in Rockland, noon-2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Square, Park & Main streets. The group resisting the Trump administration’s plan to strip 23 million people of health insurance invites you to join the protest meant to send a message to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
  • Amateur Radio Field Days in Belfast, Saturday & Sunday at Troy Howard Middle School, Route 52. Waldo County Amateur Radio Association invites everyone to learn about “ham” radio communications and how to become a licensed operator. FMI: wcara.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25:

  • “Seguin: Sentinel of the Kennebec and Midcoast Area,” 1 p.m. Kenneth Young traces the island’s history from the days it was used by European fishermen in the 1500s through its three successive lighthouses. His slide talk at Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, follows a brief GHS meeeting.
  • Gerry Boyle in Palermo Community Library’s Meet the Author Series, 2 p.m. Meet the author of “Straw Man,” 11th in the best-selling Jack McMorrow mystery series by Boyle, a cop & courts reporter turned author.
  • Boothbay Harbor’s Windjammer Days Festival, Sun.-Sat., June 25-July 1. Family-friendly celebration highlighting the shipbuilding heritage of Boothbay Harbor. Schedule: windjammerdays.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Artifacts and Stories from the Past at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 3 p.m. Jean Lawrence, Waldoborough Historical Society’s president, brings some along.
  • “The History of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Historical Society hosts Joey Kelley, who just wrote a book about the 150-year-old railroad, now a nonprofit excursion line.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • “Wild Things” Author at Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, 5 p.m. Jaimee Wriston Colbert reads from her short story collection. Free.
  • Best-Selling Author Kenneth Davis on the Hidden History of World War I, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. The author of “Don’t Know Much About History” and other books describes his current research on WWI and the Spanish Flu.
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association President in South Thomaston, 6:30 p.m., Wessaweskeag Historical Society. Friends of the Weskeag invite everyone to hear from David Cousens about the impacts on lobstermen of the Trump administration’s budget rollbacks.
  • Authors of “Weathering Shame” at Thomaston Public Library, 7 p.m. Free talk by social worker Linda Rota and her husband, former TV weatherman Kevin Mannix, on the book they cowrote about being children of alcoholics.
  • Authors of “Friendship Matters” at Camden Library, 7 p.m. Psychologists Wendy Rapaport and Sandra Bernstein, who used their friendship as a case study for the book, on the power of friendship.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Talk on Maine’s Sea-Run Fishes, 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Award-winning scientific illustrator and conservation artist Karen Talbot on the natural history and past, present and future of Maine’s native sea-run fishes. Admission by donation.
  • “Alice Meador and Friends: An Evening of Poetry,” 7 p.m., Bayside poet Alice Meador and Belfast poet Elizabeth Garber lead the audience in composing a poem to kick off the Bayside Arts Summer Season 2017, a series of free events held at Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road, Northport.
  • Guys and Dolls at Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, June 28-July 15. The musical comedy follows Nathan Detroit as he tries to set up the biggest dice game in town while the law breathes down his neck. Full schedule: msmt.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29:

  • Lewiston-Auburn World Refugee Day, 5-7:30 p.m. at Simard Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech St., Lewiston. Food, performances, games, music, job and resource fair, and “Far from Home – A Refugee Simulation,” which gives you an interactive and dramatic experience of a refugee’s path to resettlement in the United States.
  • Roundtable in Portland on “The Future of Maine’s Fisheries,” 6-7:30 p.m. at University of Southern Maine’s Talbot Building. A panel of experts talk about proposed Trump administration cuts to federal agencies that protect Maine’s marine environment. The public event is free, but RSVP: nrcm.salsalabs.org.
  • “The Granite Industry in St. George,” at St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road. Potluck 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., sculptor Steve Lindsay traces the story of midcoast quarrying and demos his stonecutting technique. St. George Historical Society invites you to either or both. FMI: 372-8893.
  • Maine Women’s Storytelling Event at Camden Library, 6:30 p.m. The free public event features Meaghan Vigeant, owner of memoir service Stories to Tell; ZamZam Mohamud, liaison to Lewiston’s Somali community; and Kathleen Meil, 2016 candidate for Maine House District 94. Jesse Ellison, contributing editor to Down East magazine, moderates.
  • Authors of “Caught” at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center, 2 Church St. Glen Libby, owner of Port Clyde Fresh Catch, and photographer Antonia Small discuss their book about Port Clyde, a microcosm of the changing fishing industry. Free.
  • Funnyman Tim Sample at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Dubbed “Maine’s Humorist Laureate” by Charles Kurault, Sample returns to his hometown every summer to entertain audiences with his Maine tales. $20 advance/$25 show day: boothbayoperahouse.com, 633-5159.

COMING UP:

  • Celebration of “Boatyard Dogs,” Fri., June 30, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors publisher John Hanson and editor Polly Saltonstall on the book that features canine stars from the magazine and from its annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials on Rockland’s waterfront. Save your seat: leftbank@myfairpoint.net, 338-9009.
  • PechaKucha Night in Belfast, Fri., June 30, 7 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring St. Eight presentations of 20 slides. This one includes the baker behind gluten-free, vegan SueCakes and a researcher at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. $5 in cash at the door.
  • “Arctic Observations,” Weds., July 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at Camden Yacht Club. The 2017 Sunset Seminar Series opens with a slide talk by Peter Ralston, photographer and cofounder of the Island Institute. His voyage to Greenland and the Northwest Passage last year gave him a “front-row seat in the most dramatic theatre of rapid climate change on the planet.” Free. Donations at the door go to Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program.
  • Annual Seabird Sunset Cruise to Petit Manan Island, Sun., July 16, 5 p.m. Cruise on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company catamaran, with naturalists aboard to ID birds and tell you about their research and seabird restoration projects. Appetizers, wine, beer included, With an auction on the way back. $50 tix support Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Get them at MCINWR’s Visitor Center in Rockland weekdays or mainecoastislands.org.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Roots, Rhythm & Soul Tour Stops in Searsmont, 6 p.m. The only Maine stop by Roosevelt Dime, Harry Jay & The Bling, and Jenna Lotti is at Threshers Brewing Co. in the village. $12 at the gate/$25 per family.
  • “A Little Night Music: Celebration of Music, Art and the Evening Sky,” at 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational UCC in Waldoboro. The Solstice String Quartet performs Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, combined with projections of skyscapes by local artists and Miller Elementary School students. By donation. FMI: 832-6898.
  • “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe at Vose Public Library in Union, 7 p.m. The “Mark Twain of American music” plays a piano, guitar and fiddle program of early jazz, blues and Appalachian songs. $15 at door, with a portion going to the library.
  • Tom Albury at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. He plays locally inspired originals and covers of folk, blues and rock.
  • Spose at Port City Music Hall, in Portland. Doors 8 p.m. Show 9 p.m. $15 advance/$18 day of show/$25 preferred seating. FMI: portcitymusichall.com.
  • “Where There Is Love...” Concert Series by VoXX: Voice of Twenty, the a cappella vocal ensemble performs sacred and secular songs at Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at Union Hall in Rockport at 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 by cash or check at the door. FMI: voiceoftwenty.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Sorcha Cribben-Merrill at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Songs and strumming by the artist whose third studio album, “Quiet,” came out last year.
  • April Verch & Band at Boothbay Harbor’s Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The native Ottawan sings, steps and fiddles with backup from her band. $20 advance/$10 under 18: 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com. $25 door.
  • Five Musical Acts in “The Big Breakdown” in Searsport, 7:30 p.m. at Union Hall. All-ages show featuring The AceTones, Wilder Thing, Hunter Finden, Ethan Andrews, Quantum and a rotating cast of backup players. $10/free under 15.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25:

  • 5th Annual Acadia Trad Festival in Bar Harbor, Sunday-Friday., June 25-30. A full week of classes, workshops, Acadia Halls concerts, community dances and music sessions at the Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts. Full schedule: acadiatradschool.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 26:

  • MoJO Opens Camden Library’s Free Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra plays in the Amphitheatre. Bring a blanket or chair.
  • Frank Bang Band at Time Out Pub in Rockland, for the 7 p.m. Monday Night Blues show. $10 cover.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Mark Neslusan Combo and Singer Betsey Epstein in Bucksport, 5:30-7 p.m. Classic jazz on the Waterfront Patio at Lighthouse Arts Center, 86 Main St., in Bucksport’s Wednesday on Main series. FMI: bucksportwom.com.
  • Lawn Concert with The Route 17 Ramblers, 6-7 p.m., rain or shine, at Rockport Masonic Center, 362 Main St. Bring a chair or blanket. Burger & dog plates with side, chips, drink, ice cream for $7. A hat is passed for the band.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29:

  • Mostly Brothers Open Season of Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Alex Wilder and Sean and Jamie Oshima play folk, pop, soul and reggae on Beaver Street. Bring chairs, a picnic and the kids.

COMING UP:

  • Navy Band Northeast at Boothbay Harbor’s Opera House, Fri., June 30, 7 p.m. The 30-member ensemble plays a free concert of patriotic classics and Broadway showstoppers. It is part of 2017 Windjammer Festival Week.
  • Harborside Harmony at Rockville Community Chapel, in Rockport, Fri., June 30, 7 p.m. The ladies’ barbershop chorus performs to raise funds for a heating system in the newly renovated historic church at 87 Old Rockland St. $5 suggested conation.
  • “Give Me Shelter” Rock and Roll Fund-Raiser, for Pope Memorial Humane Society, Sat., July 1, 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 1 in Rockland. Raiza Red plays. Cash bar. $10. FMI: 594-2200.
  • Seth Glier in Boothbay Harbor, Sat., July 1, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter returns to the Opera House, accompanied by sax player Joe Nerney. $20 advance/$25 show day: boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • The Peacheaters: An Allman Brothers Experience, Mon., July 3, 7:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Fireside Lounge sells wine, craft beer, wood-fired pizza. FMI: camdenoperahouse.com.
  • Bands and Fireworks at July 4th “Music by the Sea” in Camden, from 2-9 p.m. at Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. Music by Steelin’ Thunder, Casco Bay Wind Symphony, Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra, and The Lowdown. Bring a chair or blanket. Fireworks follow. Rain moves the bands into the Opera House. FMI: camdenrotary.org.
  • Graham Nash Coming to Union, Thurs., July 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery’s Summer Concert Series. $56 for festival-style admission. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Also in the series, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sun., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. $70. FMI: savageoakes.com.
  • Coming to Thompson’s Point, in Portland: Elvis Costello & The Imposters Mon., July 24. Fleet Foxes Thurs., July 27. Wilco Sun., July 30. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • The Secret Sisters Coming to the Strand in Rockland, Fri., Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, roots and rock. $20 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $25 show day.

FILM

  • Early-Bird Prices on Camden Film Festival Passes, $165 All-Access Pass and $85 Festival Pass, until July 1: pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • NT Live: Salomé, live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. This charged retelling turns the biblical tale on its head and puts Salomé at the center of a revolution.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 – THURSDAY, JUNE 29:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Wonder Woman,” “Cars 3.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Wonder Woman.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “The Lovers.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “A Quiet Passion.”

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • “Paths of Glory,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Academy. The antiwar film stars Kirk Douglas.
  • “Ladies in Lavender,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith play sisters in a Cornwall village in 1934 who find a man washed up on their beach. Free.
  • Reel Film Festival at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, three blockbuster Hollywood musicals projected on the screen from 35mm film prints: on Friday, “Cabaret” shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, “A Star Is Born” shown at 2 p.m. and “The Band Wagon” shown at 7 p.m. $12 per film. $30 for festival pass. FMI: rocklandstrand.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown,” 1 p.m., Teatime Movie at Vose Library, Union. Judi Dench plays a depressed Queen Victoria who starts enjoying life again when a sexy servant, Scottish Highlander John Brown, comes to work for her.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • “Growing Local,” Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship St., Waldoboro. Social time at 6:30 p.m. Screening of the documentary at 7 p.m., cohosted by Medomak Valley Land Trust. $5 donation suggested.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29:

  • NT Live: Amadeus, live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Lucian Msamati from “Game of Thrones” plays Salieri.
  • Maine Premiere of “Almost Sunrise” at Rockland Library, 6:30 p.m. Screened in collaboration with the PBS nonfiction film series “POV,” it follows two friends who set out on a trek across the country to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them. Free.

ART

  • Call for Artists: “The Garden Show” at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, in Damariscotta, July 28-August 13. Submit by July 10: kefauverstudio.com.
  • Call for Artists: “Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife,” a juried show set to run in August at Maine Coastal Islands NWR, Rockland. Submit by July 29: mainecoastislands.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Talk by Bangladeshi Performance Artist, 5 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Ali Asgar of “No One Home,” a piece where the artist interacted one-on-one with visitors, gives a free, informal talk.
  • Annual Art Sale of Maine Media Workshops + College, at the former site of Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. ($250). General admission at 6:30 p.m. ($40). Refreshments, demo of an 1800s photo print process, strolling magician, silent auction, and sale of prints and books donated by more than 25 artists. Supports programing and scholarships. Tix: bit.ly/MaineMediaMagic. Park at Maine Media and take the shuttle.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Reception for Robin Brawn at Good Tern Co-op Cafe Gallery, Rockland, from 5-6 p.m. Mixed media collages by the artist from Belly Button Designs in Lincolnville are hanging at the co-op.
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, with buskers and gallery receptions 5:30-8 p.m. Full listing: belfastcreativecoalition.org.
  • Reception for Carol Wiley at Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5-7 p.m. Her work on display through July 10. She’ll be painting outside the gallery at the end of Route 131 on Sat., July 8.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Reception to Open Andrew Winter Retrospective at Monhegan Museum, 4-6 p.m. “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island” hangs throughout September. FMI: monheganmuseum.org.
  • “In the Garden” Opens at New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven, with an artists’ talk in Windy Way Barn at 4:30 p.m. and reception in main gallery from 5-7 p.m. The show of tapestries by Don Burns, botanical drawings by Curly Lieber and sculpture by Gail Savitz runs to July 12.
  • Gala Reception at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, 5-8 p.m. CMCA celebrates the first year in its new building at 21 Winter St. and the opening of its 2017 summer exhibitions by Jenny Brillhart & Sara Stites, John Walker, and William Wegman. With refreshments and cake in the courtyard.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Indigo Social at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, noon-5 p.m. Fiber artist Jackie Graf teaches how to make an indigo vat, and demos traditional shibori and ikat techniques to create designs from the leafy plant that has been used for centuries to dye textiles every shade of blue. FMI: waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.

MONDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. The focus all month will be on bird and plant combinations.
  • 2017 MFA Lecture Series at Maine College of Art in Portland, at Osher Hall at 5:30 p.m. New York City artist Tamara Gonzales, whose work has been shown at MoMA and been featured in The New Yorker, gives the second talk in the free public series. FMI: meca.edu.
  • “Images and Visions” Opens at Pemaquid Watershed Association, in Damariscotta. Belva Ann Prycel’s show of “evocative landscapes” on display through August 11 at the 584 Main Street office, open 9:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. weekdays.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Chats with Champions: Artist and Sculptor Jacques Vesery, 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The artist whose pieces reside at the Carnegie Museum and elsewhere gives a free talk on “World Wood Collaboration: Making Art with Others.”

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Reception to Open “Stan Moeller: From Montmartre to Monhegan,” from 2-4 p.m. at Monhegan’s Island Inn. Works by the artist who splits his time between Monhegan and Paris hang at The Lupine Gallery through Oct. 8.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29:

  • Plein Air Painting and Drawing Workshop at Castle Tucker, Wiscasset, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beginners welcome. Bring materials, lunch and a hat. The workshop ends with a critique by instructor Jennifer Linskey. $25. Registration: 882-7169 or historicnewengland.org.
  • Fifth Season of Wiscasset Art Walk Begins, 5-8 p.m. Participating galleries, restaurants and shops will fly streamers. Free tours of Nickels-Sortwell House. Visit Wiscasset’s Museum in the Streets Facebook page for info on a mobile app that uncovers the shipping town’s storied past. FMI: wiscassetartwalk.org.
  • Paint Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro with Libbie Winslow, 6:30 p.m. Use acrylics to paint a blossoming cherry tree glowing in the moonlight. Supplies included. $20 donation. FMI: medomakarts.org, 832-4774.

COMING UP:

  • “Summertide at the Kelpie” Opens at The Kelpie Gallery, Weskeag village, Fri., June 30, 5-7 p.m. Open house and artists’ reception. Group show with oils, pastels, sculpture, glass and jewelry.
  • “Barbara Ernst Prey: New Oils and Prints,” at her Port Clyde Gallery from July 1-14. Never before seen small-scale Maine oils and a new series of limited edition prints, including “Hydrangeas.”

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7.
  • Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.
  • Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. “A Keen Eye and Soft Focus: Pictorialism Revisited” by lensman Francis Orville Libby (1883–1961) and contemporary photographers. Through June 24.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach,” through Sept. 8.

FOOD

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Open House at Newly Expanded Meals on Wheels Kitchen, 4-6 p.m., Methodist Conference Home, 39 Summer St., Rockland. All welcome, especially those who have volunteered with Meals on Wheels. The space will be dedicated to Lois Stackpole-Alley honoring her 47 years of service.
  • Healthy Lincoln County Free Kids’ Summer Meals Program, see KIDS & PARENTS.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Public Breakfast at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. They will be held Saturdays through August 26 (except July 8 & August 12).
  • Damariscotta River Oysters to Be Celebrated, noon-3 p.m., Darrows Barn, DRA Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Meet local oyster farmers, learn about shellfish aquaculture and enjoy oysters fresh from the river. Proceeds benefit Darling Marine Center. $25 tix include two beverages, six oysters: eventbrite.com, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, & Walpole Barn, Route 129.

MONDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Rockland Congregational Church to Serve Circle Supper, 5:30 p.m. Meatloaf, roasted potatoes, fresh veggies, coffee & tea, dessert. $9.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Public Supper at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, yeast rolls, pies, beverages. $8 adults/$4 under 13.

COMING UP:

  • Cookbook Author at Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, Sat., July 1, 5-7 p.m. Annemarie Ahearn reads from her new cookbook, “Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm,” and passes out bites. Free and open to everyone.
  • 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast at Edgecomb Fire Department, Sat., July 1, 6-11 a.m. Pancakes, bacon, muffins and more, served by the F.D. and Edgecomb Community Church, UCC. $6 adults/$5 seniors/$4 under 12/free under 4.
  • Free Community Supper at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Sat., July 1, 5 p.m. Italian hot beef sandwiches, corn on the cob, pasta salad, beverages, dessert.
  • 3rd Annual Food on Main Dinner Party in Bucksport, Weds., July 5, 5:30-7 p.m. Bucksport’s police and firefighters put on their “Guns and Hoses” personas to cook up burgers and more, and climb into the dunk tank. Dinner topped off with pies from Bucksport Garden Club’s best bakers. Proceeds serve the community. FMI: bucksportwom.com.
  • Salad Days at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Sat., July 8, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For the 23rd year in a row, an artist in residence makes 550 plates. Pick your favorite and load it with local breads, salads and desserts. With music, artist demos, ceramics exhibit and pottery sale. $40 tix in advance or at gate: watershedceramics.org.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring Street, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camden, 116 Washington St. (former tannery site), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Preview of Camden’s 70th Annual House & Garden Tour, 9-11 a.m., First Congregational Church, Camden. Get a sneak peek of the properties on the July 20 tour. FMI: camdengardenclub.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Fern Identification Walk in Camden, 10 a.m.-noon, Merryspring Nature Center. Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District hands out “Guide to Common Ferns of New England” and leads the walk to show that it is easier to ID ferns than most people might think. $10/$5 MNC members. Registration: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.
  • Second Stop in Belfast Open Garden Days 2017 Features Masses of Roses, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Visit formal gardens and an 1800s Greek revival house, the home of Art and Sara Hayes, 35 Church St., Belfast. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • “Summer Orchard Care,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Redpath Orchard, Cumberland. Bring a bag lunch & get tips on caring for your orchard throughout summer in MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop. $50/$35 MOFGA members. FMI: mofga.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Medicinal Plant Walk at Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport, 10-11:30 a.m. Led by Melanie Scofield of Earthwalk School of Herbal Traditions. $10 per person/$15 per family. FMI: 617-755-8063, earthwalkherbalschool.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Perennial Garden Design Class at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, noon. John Fromer tells how to design one from the ground up or improve an existing design. With tips on soil testing, ways to divide perennials, and combining color and texture for a vibrant garden. $5/free for MNC members.

COMING UP:

  • Third Stop in Belfast Open Garden Days 2017 at Organic Flower Farm, Fri., June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit Fire Flower Farm and Pottery, the home of Barbara Walch and Charlie Krause at 33 Knox Station Road in Thorndike. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.
  • “Creating Backyard Habitat Beyond the Birdfeeder,” Thurs., July 6, 1 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District tells how to use native plants to encourage wildlife to visit your yard at a free public program hosted by Rockport Garden Club. FMI: 236-7788.
  • Tour Six Thomaston Gardens, Sat., July 8, 1-4 p.m. Rain date: July 9. A map will be provided at the first stop at 31 Dunn St., Thomaston, where High Tea will be served by Thomaston Historical Society. $20 adults/$5 kids 5-12/$18 members of THS. FMI: 354-7029 or info@thomastonhistoricalsociety.com.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays, except July 8. Low prices; new inventory.
  • Indoor Yard Sale & Bake Sale at Lincolnville Improvement Association, near the beach, 8 a.m.-noon. Donations will be accepted at LIA the day before the sale from 9-11 a.m. FMI: 763-3583 or ependleton7@gmail.com.
  • Book/Bake Sale & Flea Market in Keag Village, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. South Thomaston Library holds it on the lawn of the little red schoolhouse at 8 Dublin Road. Rain date: July 1. You can still rent space for $5-$10, or donate books or baked goods: 594-7416.
  • “Giant Garage Sale 4 Gibbs Library” in Washington, 9 a.m.-noon at Washington Fire Station, 42 Old Union Road. Furniture, household and estate items, antiques, tools, books. To donate: 845-2611. It is preceded by a Grange Breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Waldoboro Women’s Club Holds “Whale of a Sale,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at VFW Post 4525 on Mill Street. Silent auction table, attic treasures, books, plants, baked goods, quilt raffle, more. Funds go toward scholarships for high school seniors and local charities. FMI: 273-3082, Facebook.
  • 3rd Annual Fiber Faire and Crafts Fair in Camden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Conway House on Conway Road, south of Hannaford plaza. Two dozen artisans demo traditional crafts and offer finished work and supplies for sale. Admission is by donation to the museum. Vendor info: 975-7644, kelseyj62@gmail.com.
  • Monthly Book Sale at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This one features books about fiber arts and crafts.
  • Strawberry Festival at Dirigo Grange Hall in Freedom, Route 137, from 4-6:30 p.m.
  • History-Based Mini-Auction at Georgetown Historical Society, 7 p.m. Jewelry by local artists, gift certificates, art, a Celestron travel telescope, a vintage racoon coat and more will be on sale at the GHS building at 20 Bay Point Road.

COMING UP:

  • Pie & Vintage Jewelry Sale, Sat., July 1, 9 a.m.-noon at Liberty Public Library.
  • 24th Annual Strawberry Festival in Lincolnville, Sat., July 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Building on Route 173. Parade at 10 a.m. Activities for the whole family. Refreshments include strawberry shortcake. All welcome at the United Christian Church event. FMI: 763-3266.
  • 70th Annual Strawberry Festival at Washington Village Church, Sat., July 8, noon-4 p.m. The Ladies Guild holds the last one ever. Strawberry shortcake, crab rolls, hot dogs, homebaked goodies, raffle baskets, pie sale, attic treasures, games, and music by Playin’ Possum. All proceeds go toward town nonprofits.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • 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: healthylincolncounty.org.
  • 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • “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: kitetails.org.
  • “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: rocklandlibrary.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • 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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28:

  • 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: clc.maineadulted.org.
  • 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.

COMING UP:

  • MIDCOAST DAY CAMPS, include: Rockland Harbor YMCA Camp & Kinder-Kamp, scholarships available. FMI: penbayymca.org. Pen Bay YMCA Summer Sports Camps, gymnastics, karate, basketball, soccer. Scholarships available. FMI: penbayymca.org. Tennis Camps in Rockport, for kids 5-18. FMI: midcoastrec.org. Central Lincoln County YMCA Sailing Camp, weekly sessions Mon.-Fri., June 26-August 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: clcymca.org, 563-9633. Fiber Fun at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: waterfallarts.org. 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: farnsworthmuseum.org. 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: lasanskydance.com. 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: merryspring.org. 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: midcoastrec.org. 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, jthompson@cmcanow.org. 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, stgeorgesail.org. 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: damariscottariver.org. 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: writingshed.org.

ONGOING:

  • 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: artloftrockland.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.