NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Enjoy a Simpler Life by Organizing Your Home,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Pro organizer Diane Smith gives tips on “rightsizing” your space. Free.
  • Slide Talk by Maine Arts Educators Who Visited Malawi, 7 p.m. at Camden Library. Lindsay Pinchbeck and Argy Nestor discuss the trip they took with Go! Malawi, a Maine nonprofit that supports education, commerce and conservation programs in rural Malawi.
  • “The Roots of Piracy,” 7 p.m., Winter Street Center, Bath. Author and tall ship sailor James Nelson on the 17th-century geopolitics that caused a wave of piracy, and its impact on American history.
  • “The Future of Our Forests, Rivers, Lakes, Fields, and Ocean” Panel Talk, 7-9:30 p.m., Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. Experts discuss their concerns for the region’s health and the impact of current politics on Maine’s environment. Hosted by Maine Common Good Coalition, a group of Second District citizens. FMI: mainecommongood@gmail.com.
  • 3 Performances of “Love That Song” at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, with song, dance and comedy by Hearts Ever Young, a troupe of players 65 and older, at 7 p.m. Thurs. and at 2 p.m. Fri. & Sat. $10 donation at door. FMI: 563-3346.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Book Launch of “One Man’s Maine: Essays on a Love Affair,” 5-7 p.m., Left Bank Books, Belfast. Free party with talk by author Jim Krosschell, head of Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s board. RSVP: leftbank@myfairpoint.net or 338-9009.
  • Community Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 6-9 p.m. Food and live music at the Friendship Street arts center. Everyone is invited. $5 donation. FMI: medomakarts.org, 832-4774.
  • 12th Northeast Livestock Expo at Windsor Fairgrounds, Friday-Sunday. Showcasing beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry. Friday is Kids Day. Free admission. Public welcome. FMI: northeastlivestockexpo.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Union Fair Car Show, 10 a.m. See rat rods, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles on Union Fairgrounds off Route 17. $5 admission/free under 12.
  • WW&F Railway Museum Open in Alna, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Diesel trains leave the station at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. for five-mile round-trip rides. Try out the hand car and see restoration projects in the shops. FMI: wwfry.org.
  • “Cultivating Political Distrust,” 3 p.m., May Shop Talk at Old Professor’s Bookshop, Belfast. The head of the Department of Political Science at UMaine Orono gives a free talk on how some players promote distrust to meet their own political ends.
  • “Coastal Kids Rocks” Benefit, 6 p.m. at Lincoln Academy Dining Commons. Music, food, silent auction, cash bar. $40. FMI: 563-5335.
  • “Frank Field’s View from High Street,” 7 p.m., Belfast Free Library. UMaine English professor Kay Retzlaff presents a slice of mid-19th century life in Belfast through the eyes of Field, who kept a boarding house on Primrose Hill and was Belfast’s animal pound keeper. The Belfast Historical Society talk is free and open to all. FMI: belfastmuseum.org.
  • Dance Party Double Bill: Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish and Sax Gordon, 8:30 p.m.-midnight at Blue Goose Dance Hall, Route 1, Northport. Season opener of the all-ages, chem-free That Little Town Rocks/Rites of Summer dance series. $20 admission. $10 under 12. FMI: themidcoastdanceclub@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • Shearing Day at Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm in Unity, at 141 Cosby Brook Road. Shearing of the farm’s 35 alpacas starts at 8 a.m. All welcome.
  • Talk on McCurda’s General Store, 1 p.m., Jefferson Fire & Rescue Building. Arlene McCurda Cole talks about the store started by her great-grandfather after he came home from the Civil War. All welcome.
  • “Quirky Strange Wild: From Skunk Cabbages to Lilacs,” 4 p.m., Playhouse Theater, 107 Church Street, Belfast. Poets Linda Buckmaster, Elizabeth Garber, Rebecca Jessup, Judy Kaber and Belfast Poet Laureate Tom Moore read verses that celebrate strange spring plants. You are invited to sign up at 3:30 p.m. to read your own poem or one you like. $10 donation at door. Save a seat: 338-5777.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Talk on Skidompha Library’s Early Years, 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home in Newcastle. The Damariscotta public library’s executive director, Pam Gormley, talks about its start as a social literary club in the 1880s and changes that have taken place since. Public welcome.
  • The Little Mermaid, 5 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Boothbay Region YMCA presents the free Arts For All Reader’s Theatre production. Intended for youth and adults with mental or physical disabilities, Arts For All offers monthly workshops where participants come together to rehearse and perform Readers’ Theatre productions of classic stories.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • Evening Chats with Champions: “Our Diverse Entrepreneurs,” 5 p.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Meet businesspeople from Riverside Butcher Company, Phelps Architects Inc., Lincoln County Publishing, and Gallagher, Villeneuve and DeGeer, PLLC. After the moderated discussion, mingle with the panel members over local beer and wine.
  • Talk on “Adding Years to Our Life, and Life to Our Years,” 6 p.m., Jefferson Public Library in Jefferson Village School. Bette Bond tells why you don’t have to run 10 miles a day, eat sprouts and twist into impossible shapes to be healthy, and she provides a few simple ideas for aging gracefully. Free.
  • Talk by Author of “The Fat Lady Sings,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Cheryl Fuller, Ph.D., reads from and talks about her new book, which explores “what it means to live in a large body in our culture.”
  • Talk on Threatened Remote Coral Reefs, 7 p.m., Café Sci series at Camden Public Library. Dr. Ben Neal of Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences presents his team’s findings in the Central Pacific on how coralline algae, which are critical to reef health, are increasingly threatened by fungal disease. Free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24:

  • Local Entrepreneurs to Pitch Their Plans in Rockland, 5 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Eight hopefuls based in towns from Belfast to Waldoboro will get five minutes each to describe their ideas to a panel of judges in the 2017 Top Gun Midcoast Regional Pitch-Off. Two will be selected to move on to the statewide Top Gun Showcase in Portland on June 7 to vie for a $10,000 prize. FMI: mainestreamfinance.org.
  • Free “Fake News” Community Forum, at Mobius, 319 Main Street, Damariscotta. Sign-in and refreshments at 6 p.m. Panel talk from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with Lincoln County News Editor James Oliver, WCSH-6 reporter Don Carrigan, Maine Public political correspondent Mal Leary, and Portland Press Herald editorial page editor Greg Kesich.
  • “Domestic Violence Awareness” Public Forum in Friendship, 6:30 p.m., Friendship United Methodist Church, Route 97. Short video and panel featuring the Maine chaplain for Parents of Murdered Children, a monitor for Certified Batterer Intervention Programs, and a legal advocate for New Hope for Women. All welcome. FMI: 354-0232.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Two Pulitzer Prize Winners to Read in Portland, at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Reception at 6 p.m. Reading and conversation at 7 p.m. with Anthony Doerr (“All the Light We Cannot See”) and Richard Russo (“Nobody’s Fool”). Reception $100. Reading $40. Tix; wayfinderschools.org.
  • 3 Nights of Dessert Theatre by the MVHS Players, at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Curtain at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 25, 26 & 27. Comedy acts are put on before and after an intermission serving of Moody’s Diner pie. $8 door. $5 seniors & students.
  • Marijuana Forum, Rockport Opera House Meeting Room, 7 p.m. Public invited, to get a better understanding of the new law and what it means to our towns. Speakers: State legislators, Paul McCarrier, Atty. Phil Saucier.
  • Watershed School Senior Project Presentations, 5 p.m., St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St., Camden. Free, public invited. Seniors present their final-semester projects. FMI: 230-7341, watershed-school.org.

COMING UP:

  • Benefit Contra Dance, Fri., May 26, Rockport Opera House, 7-10 p.m., hosted by CHRHS students. Music by Sassafrass Stomp and caller Chrissy Fowler. Proceeds go toward scholarships for high school students in Liberia.
  • 7th Annual Boots on the Ground at Knox Museum, Sat., May 27, 11 a.m. The free event will be held under the tent at Montpelier, the white mansion at the turn to St. George in Thomaston. With musters, live music, lunch, fun for the kids, tours of Montpelier and a talk by Air Force combat veteran and Air National Guard pilot Major Mary Jennings Hegar, author of “Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front.” All welcome.
  • Penobscot Marine Musuem Opens for the Season, Sat., May 27, 1-5 p.m. The Searsport museum starts its 81st year by celebrating master boatbuilder Ralph Stanley’s long career. “Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood” will be screened at 1 p.m. Belfast Bay Fiddlers & Friends take the stage at 2 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in. Toast Stanley at 3 p.m. and hear about his influence on the tradition of boatbuilding. Old Grey Goose will play American folk at 4 p.m. PMM admission will be $1 all day.
  • Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in Bristol Opens for the Season, Sat., May 27, 2 p.m. Maine St. Andrew’s Pipes & Drums play traditional tunes of the British Isles on the parade ground of Fort William Henry. With commentary and a salute to those who have served the nation.
  • 10th Annual Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration Festival, Sat. & Sun., May 27 & 28. Food, footraces, family fun, a concert by the Chris Fitz Band and an up-close look at thousands of alewives swimming up the restored ladder. FMI: damariscottamills.org.
  • Salute to Veterans in Waldoboro, Sun., May 28, 4 p.m., VFW Hall on Mill Street. With recognition of midcoast veterans and MIAs, and a look at the work of Charles Lilley American Legion Post 149 and Soule Shuman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4525.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • DaPonte String Quartet Celebrates 25 Years, 6:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. The foursome is joined by pianist Awadagin Pratt to mark a quarter century of performances. Tix start at $25/free under 21: daponte.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Tickets for Elton John & His Band Go on Sale, at 10 a.m. for his Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m. show at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. $46.50-$159.50 at ticketmaster.com, crossinsurancecenter.com, 800-745-3000 or at Mark’s Music in Brewer.
  • Ale House String Band at Union Hall in Rockport, 6 p.m. The band serves up chamber folk and the hall serves up wine in Bay Chamber Concerts’ Music@Dusk series. $30/$10 under 25: securesite.baychamberconcerts.org.
  • By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Dennis Gurgul, Shawn Bolduc and Dick White play arrangements of works by composers from the Golden Age of American Song.
  • Ballroom Thieves at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The Boston trio calls itself “a rock band in a folk suit.” $15 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $20 door.
  • The Midnight Ramblers at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, Rockland, from 8-11:30 p.m. Mike Cole, Emmett Lalor and Will Neils play acoustic country from the 1920s to now, and nod to songwriters ranging from Steve Earle to Bob Dylan.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Claire Boucher at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The native of Presqu’île de Rhuys in southern Brittany sings songs of the region, accompanied by Brad Hurley on flute and guitar.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • 2nd Annual Play-a-Thon of Belfast Bay Chamber Music School, 1-5 p.m. at Union Hall in Rockport. Students of all ages will be playing nonstop and guests are invited to pop in and out for free music and refreshments. All donations go to the school’s scholarship program.
  • Jazz do Mundo at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 2-4:30 p.m. Jazz with a Latin flavor, classical jazz, swing and blues at the Friendship Street arts center. Snacks and drinks available. $5 donation. FMI: 542-9730.
  • Mount View High School Chamber Singers in Lincolnville Center, 4 p.m. at United Christian Church, Route 173. Free-will donations benefit the singers. All welcome. FMI: 785-3521.
  • Duet to Play Afternoon of Classical Music in Camden, 4 p.m. Friends of Music Concert Series at the First Congregational Church of Camden. Clarinetist Steve Christ and pianist Caleb Flick play pieces by Brahms, Granados, and virtuoso transcriptions for clarinet. Free; donations accepted at the door.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Peter Karp & Roadshow Band, play the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub in Rockland. $10 cover. The May 29 show features Bees Deluxe Band.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Novel Jazz Returns to Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Their 13th season opens with jazz from the Great American Songbook and a focus on jazz legends Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Guest Ralph Norris plays sax. FMI: skidompha.org, mainejazz.net.

COMING UP:

  • Coming to Thompson’s Point, in Portland: The xx Fri., May 26. Foster the People Fri., June 9. Ween Sat., June 10. The Shins Fri., June 16. Elvis Costello & The Imposters Mon., July 24. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • Chris Thomas King in Rockland, Sat., May 27, 7:30 p.m. The “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” actor and Grammy winner brings his fusion of blues and hip-hop to the Strand Theatre. $20 tix: rocklandstrand.com, 594-0070. $25 door.
  • Galway Musician Gabriel Donohue at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, in Rockland, Sun., May 28, 7:30 p.m. With songstress Marian Makins and a surprise guest artist. $20. Reservations: 701-7627.
  • Haydn’s “The Creation” at Camden Opera House, Mon., May 29, 5 p.m. Down East Singers, Mozart Mentors Orchestra, and four soloists perform under the direction of Anthony Antolini. $20/free under 19. Tix at Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden; box office on concert day. FMI: downeastsingers@gmail.com.
  • House Concert of Maritime Music from Chesapeake Bay and Beyond, Mon., May 29, 7 p.m. at 428 Upper Round Pond Road in Bristol. Folk singer Janie Meneely and balladeer Rob van Sante perform. $12 donation at door. Reservations: castlebay@castlebay.net or 529-5438.
  • David Bromberg Quintet Coming to Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m. $35 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $40 show day.
  • 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, Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. $70. FMI: savageoakes.com.
  • The Secret Sisters Coming to the Strand in Rockland, Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, roots and rock. $20 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $25 show day.

FILM

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Loving,” 7 p.m. Recent Release Movie at Vose Library, Union. Donations accepted to cover the licensing fee.

FRIDAY, MAY 19 – THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Alien: Covenant,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “ Snatched.” Subtitles on most Sunday mo vies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Their Finest.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Gifted.”

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • “Seven Days in May,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Academy. Kirk Douglas is a military aide who stumbles across a plot by his boss to overthrow the U.S. president.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • The Kossoy Sisters of Coen Brothers Film Fame, 7:30 p.m. house concert at 192 Limerock Street, Rockland. Ballads and strumming by twins Irene Saletan and Ellen Christenson, who sang “I’ll Fly Away” in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” $15 at door. Save your seat: 593-8068.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • “Moonstruck,” 1 p.m., Teatime Movie at Vose Library in Union. Cher plays a woman who falls for her fiance’s brother.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • Met Encore: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, 12:30 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre.
  • Jam Session and Maine Premiere of “Welcome Here Again,” 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Bring an instrument for the jam, meet the film’s creators, then watch the documentary about a recording session by musicians in the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra. Donation of $3-$30 goes to Belfast Flying Shoes, which holds community dances.

ART

  • Registration Now Open for “Paint the Town” in Waldoboro, set for Sat., August 5. Plein air paintings made that day will be auctioned off at a party with music, food, wine. Facebook has details.

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Dr. Syn: A Portrait of Andrew Wyeth,” 1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Leith MacDonald discusses Wyeth’s painting, “Dr. Syn,” and takes a look at the show “Andrew Wyeth: Dr. Syn,” which is on view through Sept. 9. Free with admission.
  • Spring 2017 Creative Expressions Program Art Show Opening Reception, 2-5 p.m. at River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta. The show features works created by artists in Mobius’s Creative Expressions Program for people with developmental disabilities. It runs through Tuesday, May 23.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Artist Trading Card Workshop in Rockland, 5-7 p.m., Coastal Children’s Museum. Artists of all ages are welcome at the third Friday ATC workshops. This one focuses on collage. $10. FMI: coastalchildrensmuseum.org.
  • Party & Meet-the-Artist Date with Environmentalist Marnie Sinclair, whose show “Balance & Imbalance: A Celebration of Nature and a Call to Action” is on view at the home of Deb Poor, 40 River Road, Newcastle. Party is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Meet Sinclair and see her sculpture and short video on climate change noon-4 p.m. Sunday. FMI: dpoor@tidewater.net.
  • Reception to Open Rockport Artist Kathleen Buchanan’s Show of Prints, 5-7 p.m., Green Lion Gallery on Front Street in Bath. Refreshments, live music.
  • Art Social: “Succulents,” 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Kim Nicoll leads the pen-and-ink drawing class. $25. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • 3-Day Fresco Workshop at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, Friday to Sunday. Learn the age-old method of painting on wet plaster. Led by Barbara Sullivan. $285/$245 Farnsworth members. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Drop-In Button Workshop at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 9 a.m.-noon. Make a button and learn about the August 12 Rockland Sculpture Race, in which pieces will be pushed, pulled and pedaled over downtown streets in Rockland. FMI: rocklandsculpturerace.org.
  • “The Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room” Opens in Rockland, 1-3 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The students in after-school program Arts in Action invite the public to celebrate the art installation in CMCA’s courtyard. Rain moves it to Rockland Community Building/YMCA at 61 Limerock Street.
  • “Chinese Traditional Painting – Landscape Elements,” 1-3:30 p.m. Led by Nanfei Wang with a focus on using water and the brush to gain control over intent. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • “Stories of the Land and Its People” Student Show Opens in Rockland, with a free public ceremony at Strand Theatre at 1 p.m., continuing at Farnsworth Art Museum from 2-5 p.m. to view works by 250 elementary, middle and high school students who took part in the museum’s Stories of the Land and Its People project.
  • Cold Comfort Theater Holding Auditions, at First Baptist Church on High Street in Belfast. From 2-5 p.m. for Tintypes: A Musical Revue. From 4:30-5:30 p.m. for The Miracle Worker. Both will be performed outdoors at Wales Park, in July and August respectively. FMI: coldcomforttheater.com.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week: Memorial Day themes.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • Belfast Free Sketchers, 2-4 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. No charge to join. New members welcome. Bring your own materials. Rita Swidrowski facilitates.
  • River Company Holding Auditions, for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the LCTV studios in Newcastle. Rehearse in June & July for Aug. 4, 6, 11, 12, 13 curtain at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Details: edblouin1021@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Reception to Open “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” in Searsport, 5-7 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. The exhibit looks at the fishing industry in the post-World War II era.

COMING UP:

  • Inside Look at “The Inside View” at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, Fri., May 26. A 5 p.m. talk by artists with work in the group show featuring interior views of farms will be followed by a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. during the first Belfast Art Walk of the season. Learn more at belfastcreativecoalition.org.
  • Reception to Open “Seesaw: Works by Anna Hepler and Karen Gelardi,” Fri., May 26, 5-8 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. A show of their intertwined works, sculptures made from ceramic, fabric, paper, and images both sewn and printed. Free public reception.
  • Paint Night: “Day at Sea,” Fri., May 26, from 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Sean Boyds provides step-by-step instructions. Snacks served. BYOB. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Sam Cady: Parts of the Whole,” through May 21.
  • 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.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.

FOOD

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Japanese Knotweed Hoe-Down and Plant Walk,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., Motherwort Farm, 855 Swanlake Avenue, Swanville. Herbalists Steve Byers & Gretchen Piper show how to dig for and make medicine with Japanese knotweed. With music and a potluck. $10 donation. FMI: 205-2515.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Union Farmers’ Market Opens for the Season, 3-6 p.m. on Union Common. Eighteen vendors offer organic produce, meat, cheese, artisanal foods, handcrafted wares. Kids can build a bluebird house at 3:30 p.m. The Rusty Hinges will play and guest vendor Marion Gray of Union Art League will show how she makes baskets. FMI: unionfarmersmarket.org.
  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Tea, sweets and savories served. This one celebrates the library’s new Gazebo with a ribbon cutting. Bring a donation for the food pantry.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Public Supper & Variety Show at Tranquility Grange Hall, Route 52 in Lincolnville. Supper at 5 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade desserts. $10 adults/$5 ages 5-12/free over 90 and under 5. Show at 6 p.m. Funds hall restoration. FMI: 763-3343.
  • Public Supper in Washington, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge. With turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, rolls. $10 adults/$5 kids.
  • American Homebrewers Association to Host Members’ Rally in Portland, 7-9 p.m. at Shipyard Brewing Company. Meet local brewers and sample their beer. FMI: homebrewersassociation.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Hidden Valley Nature Center, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Alna General Store. $10 includes coffee and a side.
  • Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall on Middle Street. Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, coffee, more. Donation of $7 adults/$3 under 12/free under 3.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Circle Supper Returns to Rockland Congregational Church, 5:30 p.m. Martha’s Famous Ritzy Chicken, rice pilaf, veggie, bread & butter, cranberry sauce, dessert and coffee or tea. $9.
  • Spruce Head Community Hall Spring Potluck Supper, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a casserole, salad or dessert, plus a place setting. Coffee, tea, punch and homemade bread provided. FMI: 594-2457.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • “Mead: What It Is, Was, and May Become,” noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Learn how honey wine, known as mead, is made from Sean Bailey of Fat Friar’s Meadery in Newcastle. $5/free for MNC members.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24:

  • Spaghetti Dinner at Federated Church in Thomaston, 5-6 p.m. Friends of Thomaston Public Library serve pasta with a choice of sauce, salad, garlic bread and ice cream to raise funds for the library’s 40 Days of Summer program. $7 adults/free under 10.
  • Italian Night Supper at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Italian dishes, bread, salads, beverages, desserts. $8 adults/$4 kids under 13.

COMING UP:

  • Maine Democratic Party Spring Dinner at Bangor Elks Lodge, with guest U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who is the DNC deputy chair, on Fri., May 26. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by May 20: mainedems.org.
  • Grand Opening of United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, Sat., May 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The year-round indoor market at 18 Spring Street features farmers & artisans. FMI: belfastmarket.com.
  • Italian Night Potluck-Style Dinner, Sat., May 27, 5 p.m. at St. Denis Hall, Route 126, North Whitefield. St. Denis Knights of Columbus Council 1423 serves a variety of Italian cuisine along with drinks and desserts. FMI: 542-0820.
  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins on “Maine Grains: A Complicated Story,” Thurs., June 1, 7 p.m. at Tranquility Grange in Lincolnville. The food writer discusses the industry’s comeback as artisan bakers and craft brewers set up shop in Maine. RSVP: mainefarmlandtrust.org. Her talk opens Maine Fare, which has morphed from a two-day Belfast food festival to a month of in-depth foodie events. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org or Facebook.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Camden, 116 Washington Street (the old tannery site), 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays and 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Unity, Unity Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

GARDENING

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Camden Garden Club’s Plant Sale for Scholarships, under the portico of the Allen Agency on Elm Street, noon-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Any leftover plants will be available Sunday morning at a reduced price. Sale info: 236-3608. FMI: camdengardenclub.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • 2017 Green Thumb Plant Sale at Belfast Boathouse, 9 a.m.-noon. The Belfast Garden Club offers Maine-grown perennials, annuals, herbs and veggies, garden geegaws and baked goods to fund scholarships and maintain 12 public Belfast gardens. FMI: 703-9057 or bonnie.m.irwin@gmail.com.
  • Perennials Workshop in Appleton, 1-3 p.m. at Deer Foot Farm, Route 131. Master Gardener John Fromer leads it outdoors, with tips on starting the spring garden, keeping a photo diary, combining and dividing perennials. FMI: 785-3200.
  • 2-Day Plant Sale at Camden Hills Regional High School’s Greenhouse, the Horticulture and Gardening class offers organic herb and veggie seedlings, annuals and perennials, including unusual varieties and heirloom species. Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Buy three/get one free. Sunday: 9 a.m.-noon. Buy one/get one. $1 plants in last hour.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • Plants & Baked Goods on Sale in Jackson, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine, at Jackson Learning Center & Historical Center (aka the library). Benefits JLCHS.
  • “Seedling Sunday” at Pinkham’s Plantation, Damariscotta, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free giant pumpkin plants will be given to gardeners who want to grow them for this fall’s Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta. Meet Channel 13’s Charlie Lopresti, who happens to be a Maine state champion pumpkin grower.
  • 23rd Annual Arbor Day Observance in Camden, 1 p.m., rain or shine, on Camden Town Green. Arborist Douglas Johnson will teach you how to identify ash trees and protect them from emerald ash borers. FMI: 236-6855.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Free Invasive Plant ID Workshop and Walk in Jefferson, with Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. She gives a talk at Midcoast Conservancy, 38 Lake Farm Circle, then leads a search for invasives at Davis Stream Preserve. Registration: 389-5150, midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Talk on “Perennials to Know and Grow,” 7 p.m., Plant Series at Vose Library in Union. Expert Dennis Milliken discusses easy and floriferous plants.

COMING UP:

  • Warren Field and Garden Club Plant Sale, Sat., May 27, 8 a.m.-noon at Warren Odd Fellows Hall. Garden-dug perennials, shrubs, trees and more on sale to fund Warren beautification projects and Tanglewood Camp scholarships for local kids. FMI: 273-2722.
  • Plant Sale at Georgetown Fire Department’s Center Station, Sat., May 27, 9-11 a.m. The GFD Auxiliary offers annuals, perennials, houseplants, more.
  • Plant Sale at Jackson Memorial Library Plant Sale in Tenants Harbor, Sat., May 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Maine-grown veggies, herbs, annuals and houseplants. The library’s Pre-K program will host a bake sale at the same time. St. George businesses will be holding “Sale into the Season” events along the peninsula.
  • 2017 Trout Stocking Sale, pickup in Belfast at Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District Office on Saturday, May 27, at noon. You must have a trout stocking permit: 218-5311.
  • 2-Part Course on Bird-Friendly Habitat, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 1 & 8, at Midcoast Conservancy in Wiscasset. Learn the elements that go into supporting a variety of bird species, then assess your own or another’s landscape and create a plan for adding missing elements.

FAIRS & SALES

  • See GARDENING for plant sales.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Indoor Flea Market at Lincolnville Community Building, in Lincolnville Center, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. third Saturdays monthly through October. FMI: humm@midcoast.com or 785-3521.
  • Miles Memorial Hospital League Rummage Sale, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Household items, toys, clothes, tools and other items under the tent at the corner of Route 1 and Belvedere Road.
  • Maine Vintage Marble Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The Restaurant Table, 700 Main Street, South Portland. Buy, sell, trade. FMI: 420-1354.
  • Community Sale in Waldoboro, Le Barn, Route 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $15 booth rentals benefit Blessings in a Backpack at Jefferson Village School. Sign up by May 18: 549-5619.
  • Jefferson Historical Society to Hold Community Benefit Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Books and historical items on sale in the barn that once housed Bond Brothers Hardware and is now owned by Jim and Marie Lindsey. FMI: 549-5619.
  • Quarry Hill’s Summer Yard Sale in Camden, 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at Anderson Inn. Furniture, electronics, books, jewelry, toys, lots more.
  • 3-Day Cash for Clothes Spring Sale in Camden, American Legion Hall on Pearl Street. Two floors of good-quality spring and summer clothes at bargain prices to benefit Coastal Opportunities. Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday: Bag Sale 7-11 a.m.

COMING UP:

  • Come Boating! All Things Nautical Yard Sale, Sat., May 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the CB! Boat Shed at Belfast Public Landing. The community rowing group holds its major fund-raiser of the year. To donate nautical equipment, call 322-3090. FMI: comeboating.org.
  • Antiques, Arts and Crafts and Flea Market at Ocean View Grange, in Port Clyde, Sat., May 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 table rental fees go into Grange Building Fund. To donate or rent a table: 372-8629 or 372-6362.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Creating Welcoming and Affirming Schools,” 3:30-5:30 p.m. at South School, 30 Broadway, Rockland. Sue Campbell of OUT Maine gives the final talk in the RSU 13 three-part Mental Health Series. She tells how schools can support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Registration: rsu13.org.
  • Hypnobirthing Class, Thursdays, May 18-June 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Pen Bay Physicians Building, Rockport. $125 for mom & partner. Registration: 921-8345 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • “Fairy Cradles” at Belfast Free Library, 10-11 a.m. Ashwood Waldorf teachers put on a puppet show and lead simple games for kids ages 2-6 and their families. $5 donation.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Child Farm Day at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Goat milking, woodland browsing, piglet harnessing, and an attempt to track Muskovies to learn about their food resources. Registration is by sliding fee, with a discount if a parent stays, and there’s a scholarship option. Rain date May 21. FMI: 338-3301.
  • Little Green Fingers Gardening Club for Kids, 11 a.m., Rockland Public Library. The new club will encourage kids to learn basic gardening skills through crafts and games. The first project is to make a container garden. Materials provided, but kids are welcome to bring a container, from a cup to a boot. Kids under 11 must be with an adult.
  • 6-Week “First Tee Links of Maine” Program in Rockport and Rockland, to introduce golf to kids 6-14. It runs from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 20 and June 3, at Samoset Resort in Rockport and June 10, 17, 24 and July 1 at the Rockland Golf Club. $60. Scholarships available. Come early to the first session for same-day registration or sign up by calling 594-9322 or 704-280-7595.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition at Waldoboro Rec Complex, for girls and boys ages 7-14. Register at 1:30 p.m. Compete at 2 p.m. Bring proof of birth date. Winners at this level of the Major League Baseball youth skills contest advance to sectionals June 4 in Old Orchard Beach. Rain date: Sun., May 28. FMI: 832-5369.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Free Pregnancy Massage Clinic at the Downeast School of Massage, in Waldoboro, 6 p.m. for women in all stages of pregnancy. Call 832-5531 or email downeastmassage@gmail.com to set up an appointment.
  • Kindergarten Open House at Pen Bay Christian School, 1 Waldo Avenue, Rockland, 6-7 p.m. Learn about/register for the half-day program. FMI: 596-6460.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • 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: Memorial Day.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Free Family Screening of “Screenagers” at Belfast Free Library, 5:30 p.m. Free pizza will be served, then the film recommended for ages 10+ will be shown, followed by a discussion. The film explores how tech time impacts kids’ development. Limited child care will be available for younger kids. Registration: erirish@belfastlibrary.org or 223-4264.
  • Riley School Musical Theater, doors open at 6:15 p.m., performance at 6:30, 73 Warrenton Street, Rockport. Double bill, with the Lower School performing Three Nanny Goats Gruff followed by the Middle and Upper Schools performing Twinderella, featuring Cinderella's twin brother. FMI: 595-6405, info@rileyschool.org.

COMING UP:

  • “Little Brown Bulb” Puppet Fun for Ages 2-6 at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Fri., May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. With circle and finger games families can learn and play at home. $5 donation. FMI: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org, 236-8021.

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 & siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 & 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, Fridays, 10 a.m.
  • 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

  • Lifeguards Needed at Several Maine State Parks, with full-time positions from June 4-August 19 starting at $10.77 per hour. FMI: maine.gov.

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center in Rockland. Support and info for those whose loved ones are coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Journey to Health Bike Adventure, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free family-friendly ride on the Belfast Rail Trail. Bring your own bike. Helmets required. Free. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED Training at LincolnHealth Education Center, Damariscotta, 5:30-8 p.m. Learn basic adult, child and infant CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator. $49: clc.maineadulted.org.
  • Camden Planning Board to Hold Public Forum, 6 p.m. at Camden Town Office. On proposals for the updated Comprehensive Plan, restoration of the American Boathouse and changes to uses of Harbor Business Zone. Streamed live through Camden’s town website. FMI: 706-6483 or debadodge@gmail.com.
  • Learn about the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, 6-8:30 p.m. at Belfast’s First Church, 8 Court St. Meet a mentor and mentee from the nonprofit that works with offenders. Become a mentor by attending sessions on May 25 and June 1, 8, 15. FMI: rjpmidcoast.org.
  • Gentle and Restorative Yoga in Rockland, Thursdays, May 18-June 22, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church. For everyone regardless of yoga experience. $37.50. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Bird Week Fun Continues, with free outings and programs. Full details at belfastbaywatershed.org. May 18-20: birder-led walks at 7 a.m. each day at BBWC preserves. May 18: Learn how you can help migratory and resident birds. A Maine Master Naturalist presents the 6:30 p.m. program at Belfast Free Library. May 19: Evening Woodcock Watch at 7:30 p.m. at 210 Oak Hill Road in Swanville. Rain date May 20. May 27: Listen for birdsong, spot wildflowers on a naturalist-led hike on Ragged Mountain 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at Georges River Trail on Route 17, Rockport. Bring lunch.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Lutheran Church, Newcastle, from 6:30-8 p.m. FMI: 522-1907.
  • Maine Guide Training Course at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, on Fridays & Saturdays, May 19 & 20 and 26 & 27. $495 includes meals. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Bird Walk at Rines Wetland and Wildlife Preserve in Unity, 7:30 a.m. Join Tom Aversa, co-author of several bird guides, for the short walk. Meet on Route 139, 2.5 miles west of Unity near Sebasticook Regional Land Trust kiosk. Bring binocs. Kids are okay, but pets are not. FMI: 948-3766 or info@sebasticookrlt.org.
  • Bird Walk in Tenants Harbor, from 8-10 a.m. Naturalist and long-time birder Kirk Gentalen leads the walk, starting at Jackson Memorial Library and wending to the marsh and along the nature trail on the school grounds. All welcome.
  • Annual Family Triathlon Festival, of Waldo County YMCA, 8 a.m.
  • “Hands on the Mountain” Work Day on Ragged Mountain, from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Meet at Camden Snow Bowl. Bring water, gloves and trail tools. Lunch provided. RSVP: 236-7091, info@coastalmountains.org.
  • Rockland Heart & Soul Project Volunteer Training Session, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Rockland Public Library. Learn how to interview residents to learn what they think of Rockland. The project is modeled on the Community Heart & Soul process. Gardiner used its findings to win $500,000 in Community Development Block Grants. FMI: rocklandheartandsoul@roadrunner.com.
  • Free Skin Screening Clinic, 9 a.m.-noon, Oncology & Fusion Therapy Center in Ludwig Medical Building, Belfast. Offered to uninsured patients. Registration required: 930-2644.
  • Cardiac Rehab Walk to the Beat 5K, 10 a.m. on Belfast Area High School’s track in Belfast. No entry fee; donations benefit Cardiac Rehab scholarship funds. Registration: 930-2545 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 2nd Annual Zumba Challenge, 11 a.m., Watts Hall, Thomaston. Benefit for Rockland District Nursing Association. FMI: 594-4522.
  • AARP Safe Driving Course in Damariscotta, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Center on Main Street. Get a reduction on auto insurance and brush up on your driving skills. Bring lunch. Call for the schedule: 563-1363.
  • 2-Day SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class at Castine Town Hall, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. $165 includes book, WFA map, two-year certification. Also at Castine Town Hall on Saturday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Heartsaver CPR/AED. $35 includes two-year certification. $10 additional to keep the book. FMI: nancyszane@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • Dust Off Your Classic Car and Take a Seaside Drive, starting from Owls Head Transportation Museum. Briefing 8:45 a.m. Tour 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 sign-up on tour day does not include lunch. FMI: owlshead.org.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • 5K Run/Walk on Erickson Fields Preserve Wellness Trail, Rockport. On-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. Dogs on leashes welcome. $20 adults/$15 students. Entry fees go to the Watershed School Chapter of the Liberian Education Fund. You can register online at http://bit.ly/WSLEF5K.
  • Hearing on Proposed Cam-Rock Middle School, 7 p.m., Camden Town Office’s Washington Street Conference Room. Learn more about the June 13 bond vote for the proposed school. FMI: crmsmiddlematters.info.
  • Free Essentials of College Planning Workshops in May, for learners 19+. At URock on Monday, May 22. At UMaine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Tuesday, May 23. Both classes start at 9 a.m. FMI: 800-281-3703 or meoc.maine.edu.
  • Noon Yoga Class in Rockland, at Knox Center from noon-1 p.m. Mondays, May 22-July 3 (no class May 29). No experience needed. $37.50. Registration: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • Bird Walk in Topsham, join the search for warblers, flycatchers, vireos, sparrows and raptors on an easy walk that passes through a conservation easement surrounding a working farm. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 7:30 a.m. or at Bradley Pond Preserve’s second parking lot at 8 a.m. FMI: 729-8661, btlt.org.
  • Nature Hike at Porter Preserve on Barters Island, 10-11 a.m. Naturalist-led hike of a mile at an easy pace. Meet at the parking lot on Kimballtown Road. No need to sign up. FMI: bbrlt.org.
  • Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free drop-in center for people 60+. Bring lunch, if you wish. Coffee and tea available. May 23: Goodbye to Belfast Boathouse. May 30: Belfast Senior Center opens at its new location, the Fellowship Hall of Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • “How to Prevent a Tick Encounter,” noon, Camden Public Library. Learn how to protect people and pets in a talk by Paula Jackson Jones, who has battled Lyme disease. FMI: www.mldse.org.
  • Free “Let’s Talk About It” Reading & Discussion Group Begins, 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, selected by Maine Humanities Council to host the series. The theme is “Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives.” The first book to be read and discussed is “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf. Call the library to sign up and borrow the book: 594-0310.
  • School Budget Meetings at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. MSAD 28 budget meeting 6-7 p.m. Five Town CSD budget meeting 7-8 p.m. Approved budgets will be put to a vote Tues., June 13. FMI: fivetowns.net.
  • Candidates’ Night at Camden Town Office, 6:30 p.m. The six candidates for Camden’s Select Board answer questions from the media and the public. It will be live-streamed through Camden’s town website. FMI: debadodge@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24:

  • “Cyber Security” Program at Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1 Park Drive, Rockland. Sign-in 8 a.m. Program from 8:30-10 a.m. by Berney Kubetz of Maine-based law firm Eaton Peabody on what area businesses need to know. Admission includes continental breakfast. $20/$10 PBRCC members. Registration: camdenrockland.com.
  • Shinrin-Yoku Walk at Goose River Peace Corps Preserve in Waldoboro, 9:30 a.m. Certified Forest Therapy Guide Tracey Hall leads the easy hour-long walk designed to help you open your senses to nature. Free. Sign-up required: 832-5570, medomakvalley.org.
  • Lunch with a Librarian in Damariscotta, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Center on Main Street. Cathrina Skov will talk about Waldoboro Public Library’s summer offerings. Entree will be shepherd’s pie. RSVP: 563-1363.
  • Journey to Health Walking Club in Rockport, 12:30-1 p.m. Free public walk. Meet at PBMC Community Wellness Trail, starting outside Pen Bay Urology. No need to register. FMI: 921-3950.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library. This month’s topic is colonial maps and migration routes. Free. All welcome. FMI: hashaw@earthlink.net.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Camden Area Senior Citizens to Host Rosey Gerry and His Band, at Masonic Lodge in Simonton’s Corner, at 10:30 a.m. Brief meeting, lively music, lunch served by the Masons. “Bring a friend and have a great time.”
  • “Our Point of View: Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The illustrated program by Thomas and Lee Ann Szelog based on their book launches the free monthly Enrichment Series for those 50+ at Penobscot Shores Retirement Community in Belfast. You must register: 338-2332.
  • Advanced Health Care Solutions Workshop in Tenants Harbor, 6 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Sarah Dwelley, a registered nurse with Pen Bay Palliative Care Program, discusses end-of-life care and treatment options, and walks attendees through Advanced Health Care Directive paperwork. Call 372-8961 to register.
  • St. George Historical Society Program, 6:30 p.m., potluck supper; 7:30 p.m. Kerry Hardy of Lincolnville presents an illustrated program on the Red Paint people, a pre-Indian culture that was in Maine 5,000+ years ago. Everyone welcome; donations appreciated.

COMING UP:

  • Bird Walk in Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, Sat., May 27, 8 a.m. Ted Allen of Merrymeeting Audubon leads birders through the preserve overlooking Whiskeag Creek, now rich with migrating warblers and vireos. FMI: 729-8661 or kennebecestuary.org.
  • 2nd Annual Run with the Alewives 5K & 10K, Sun., May 28, 8 a.m. Benefits Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder. $35 at damariscottamills.org. $40 race day.

ONGOING:

  • 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 in Rockland. Both through June.
  • Songwriter Sessions at Camden Library, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesdays. All levels welcome. FMI: 236-3440.
  • 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, at the corner of Main and Park streets.
  • 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.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • 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 Aug.), 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 that 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 Tables 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.
  • 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.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., P.A.W.S., 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • 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.
  • 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 sug. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • “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 Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • 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., P.A.W.S. 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 Street, 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 Street. 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 Street, 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.