NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Arlie Russell Hochschild on her New York Times best-seller that provides insight on the political trends that resulted in the election of Donald Trump.
  • “E. B. White at Night” Party at Penobscot Marine Museum, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the PMM Boat Barns. Enjoy readings and cocktails and see White’s sailing dinghy, Faint Endeavor, while drinking his favorite cocktail. Listen to fans reading passages from White’s days at The New Yorker and his classic children’s tales. Bring your own to read. This is a 21-plus event, with a cash bar. Admission is $8 ($5 members).
  • Musical of The Secret Garden in Belfast, put on by the Belfast Maskers at The Bazz, 17 Court Street, July 11 to 21, Thursdays to Saturdays at 7 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m. $15 at the door and BelfastMaskers.com, $10 under 13.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • Maine Windjammer Parade, from 2 to 4 p.m. Maine’s tall ships sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater.
  • “Wyeth Day” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 2 p.m., with a talk by artist Jamie Wyeth and American art scholar Henry Adams about the nearby Farnsworth Art Museum’s exhibit “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things.” Admission is $30 ($20 for Farnsworth members). Register at FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rockland’s Unitarian Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, and around the country (see the map at LightsForLiberty.org). Bring a candle or flashlight.
  • Two Comedic One-Acts in Belfast, at The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, July 12 to 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Mary Weaver directs three young Belfast actors in Fritz Lyon’s “The Apple Joke” and “So What’s My Motivation?” $15 ($10 seniors and students) at the door.

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • “Return to Moose River” Author in Tenants Harbor, 11 a.m. at Jackson Memorial Library. Maine Guide and journalist Earl Brechlin discusses his award-winning collection of essays about Maine’s iconic landscapes, the power of family, and the search for meaning and renewal in the embrace of wilderness.
  • Picnic and Concert in Searsport to Honor Veterans, noon to 4 p.m. at Mossman Park. Bring a dish to share. Hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas will be traded for a donation. The Danny Harper Band plays a “Tribute to Veterans” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Hosted by Waldo County Republicans.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • Historical Novelist Deb Gould to Speak at Palermo Community Library, at 2 p.m. She’ll discuss “The Eastern – Book One: The Early Years” and “The Eastern – Book Two: Later On,” about families in Pittston, Maine, building an agricultural community in the early 1800s and their lives after the Civil War.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • “The French and Indian Wars: Survival on the Maine Frontier,” 7:30 p.m. at Bristol’s Lighthouse Park Learning Center. Author Mike Dekker on the impact of the conflict on Maine’s coast in general and on the Pemaquid peninsula in particular. $5 (free for members of Friends of Colonial Pemaquid).

TUESDAY, JULY 16:

  • The Life and Adventures of Lydia Keene, 11 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Hear the lively diary entries of the Bremen local who traveled around the world in 1899 as a tutor for a ship’s captain and see her illustrated logbook in a presentation by Keene’s granddaughter, Joan Gregoire.
  • “Research to the Rescue: How Science Is Our Best Hope in a Changing World,” 5 p.m. at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay. As humans pump huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, Dr. Deborah Bronk gives an overview of new efforts to mitigate climate change and ways Bigelow Lab’s scientists are contributing to this emerging science in Maine and around the world. Café Sci talks are free and open to everone.
  • “Hot Topics! A Summer Reading by Four Poets,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Published authors Judy Kaber, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Kristen Lindquist and Thomas Moore bring the poetic heat.
  • Tale of the Bantry Bay Longboat in Camden Amphitheatre, 6:30 p.m. British sailor Mick Delap uses music, poetry and images to tell the story of the only boat that made it ashore during France’s invasion of Bantry Bay in Ireland in 1796. A modern twist will be added by Lance Lee, founder of Rockland’s Apprenticeshop, where young people built a gig modeled on the longboat.
  • “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood,” 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street in Belfast. Pushcart Prize winner Maureen Stanton celebrates the release of her memoir about being a risk-taking child of divorce in 1970s working-class Walpole, Massachusetts. Save your seat: 338-9009.
  • “What Does It Mean to Be Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace in Today’s World?” Janette Hillis-Jaffe on increasing tensions with Iran and the future of the Iran nuclear deal, Jared Kushner’s Middle East “peace plan,” and challenges to fostering pro-Israel policy on Capitol Hill in a free public talk at 7 p.m. at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street, Rockland. She is regional director of J Street New England, a pro-Israel, pro-peace group.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • “Advantages and Adversity: Teaching and Learning in a One-Room Island School,” 10:30 a.m. at the Island Institute, 386 Main Street, Rockland. Mandy Metrano, a teacher on Monhegan Island, and Yvonne Thomas, education specialist at the Island Institute, talk about Maine’s island schools and the advantages and challengs of teaching in these remote environments. The Summer Lecture Series is free and open to all. Register at IslandInstitute.org.
  • Talk on Tracking King Cobras in Thailand, 5 p.m. at Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main Street in Rockland. Aubrey Alamshah on her six months of tracking the snakes using radio telemetry to learn their seasonal movements and the threats facing them. She also went to remote villages to educate people on how to safely remove cobras from their property. Reservations for the free talk: 596-5566.
  • Our Town Belfast Auction & Gala, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the former French and Webb building, 7 Front Street. Lavish appetizers, wine and beer, and live and silent auctions for a full-moon sail, flight over Mount Katahdin, bathroom redesign, and more. $40 at OurTownBelfast.org, $50 at the door.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Talk on “The Hard Politics of Health Care Reform,” 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Dr. Mark Peterson, U.S. policy expert and author of the upcoming “American Sisyphus: Health Care and the Challenge of Transformative Policy Making,” weighs in on the topic in the Chats with Champions series. Free.
  • Maine Funnyman Tim Sample at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. “Maine’s Humorist Laureate” hits the coast with his dry humor. $20 in advance at the box office, $25 online and at the door.
  • St. George Days, Thursday to Sunday, July 18 to 21, at St. George Town Office in Tenants Harbor. The four-day party kicks off with a free dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday. Events will also include a road race, parade, lobster dinner, fireworks, and Cornhole Tourament and Kickball Game. Facebook has details.

COMING UP:

  • Come Spring Players Perform, Friday, July 19, at 4 p.m. at Union’s Old Town House. They put on the second of two plays based on Ben Ames Williams’ novel “Come Spring.” This one is set after the Robbins family arrived in Union in 1776. For more info, call 785-5444.
  • Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast, on Belfast Common and at Steamboat Landing, Friday to Sunday, July 19 to 21. Traditional music and dancing on two stages, music and dance workshops in the Boathouse, 5K, Celtic Dog Parade and Show and sheepdog demos, the New World Cheese Roll Championships, and more. MaineCelticCelebration.com has the full lineup.
  • Lady’s Labyrinth at St. Lawrence Arts, on Munjoy Hill in Portland, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21. The burlesque parody sequel features Bowie’s hits from the original film and a multitude of dance and performance styles, coupled with moments of humor and dark sexy thrills. $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Learn more at StLawrenceArts.org.
  • Come Spring Bus Tour, departs from the Old Town House, 128 Town House Road in Union, on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m. The tour will stop at five historic sites, including South Union’s first Colonial settlement. Alice Carroll, a descendant of Philip Robbins, will narrate. Wear walking shoes. For $15 tickets, call 385-4611.
  • “Fugitive Spectator: Farm Edition” in Union, Saturday, July 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Ariel Hall and Nathan Davis host it at a former dairy farm at 114 Overlock Hill Road. Bring your smartphone for prompts to engage with your fellow attendees and surroundings. Pay-what-you-want, and BYOB to go with the refreshments.
  • Tastes and Sounds of Spain at Pownalborough Court House, Dresden, on Sunday, July 21, at 5 p.m. Lincoln County Historical Association’s kermess (that’s an outdoor festival) serves paella, Spanish wines, Jeff Rojo playing flamenco guitar, and a cakewalk and auction led by Kaja Veilleux. Tickets: LincolnCountyHistory.org
  • Sunset Cruise Out of Port Clyde, Sunday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., leaving from Monhegan Boat Line dock. $40 tickets include appetizers (and there will be a cash bar) and benefit Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland. Call 596-0300 to reserve.
  • Sunset Dessert Cruise Aboard the Elizabeth Ann, Friday, July 26, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. It departs from Monhegan Boat Line dock in Port Cyde. $15 per person ($7.50 under 12): 372-0510. The cruise benefits Naomi Chapter 25 OES.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Drivetrain and the Maine Coast Worksongers in Belfast’s Summer Nights Concert Series, 5:30 p.m. This one is at Belfast Common Park and stars Bennett Konesni, Ed Howes and Shepsi Eaton. Summer Nights concerts are free. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, but not the dog. Facebook has weather updates.
  • Novel Jazz in Camden Public Library’s Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. in the Amphitheatre. The band plays classics from the Great American Songbook and rare gems by Ellington and Strayhorn. The Summer Concert Series is free. Bring chairs or blankets. Concerts are held rain or shine (if it rains, they move into the library).
  • Bluegrass Band Mile 12 at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The hard-driving band walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. $20 tickets in advance at the box office; $25 online and on show day.
  • “Imprimatur” by Jupiter Quartet at Rockport Opera House, at 7:30 p.m. The quartet plays Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106, and Kati Agocs’ “Imprimatur,” commissioned to celebrate the quartet’s 15th anniversary. Tickets: BayChamberConcerts.org or 236-2823. They play again this Friday.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • Two Jupiter Quartet Performances at Union Hall, Rockport. The quartet is joined by cellist Jeffrey Zeigler at 5:30 p.m. for “The Sounds of Science,” new music written for cello and electronics by several composers who paired with scientists to create music inspired by each scientist’s life and work. At 8:30 p.m. the quartet performs “A Cyclic Expedition,” featuring Boccherini’s Cello Quintet in C Major, Op. 30,No. 6, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13. Tickets: 236-2823, BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • The Record Company in Savage Oakes’ 2019 Summer Concert Series, at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, Union, 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket at 5 p.m. to mark your spot at the outdoor festival. Tix: SavageOakes.com.
  • “Cafe Barcelona” in Thomaston, 7 p.m. at Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main Street. Latin guitarist Peter Griggs will perform Spanish and Brazilian music, as well as his own compositions. Admission by donation.
  • Maritime Songs and Sea Chanteys with Geoff Kaufman in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum. The Connecticutter was a singing crew member of Pete Seeger’s Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and just retired as a chanteyman at Mystic Seaport. Admission to the Rockland Folk Arts show is $15, cash or check, at door.
  • Scott Cleveland and “The Blues Spectrum,” 7:30 p.m. in Camden Opera House’s third-floor Blue Café. He sings and plays piano, accompanied by guitarist Phil Kell, in a show that looks at the birth of the blues and its branches into Amerian music. Free. Cash bar.
  • Pianists Coming to Boothbay Harbor Opera House, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Russian pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov playing works by Busoni, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Scriabin. And Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., American jazz and classical pianist Paul Sullivan.

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • Bossa Nova Lover Avi Wisnia in Belfast House Concert, 7 p.m. at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. He plays a mix of original and inventive covers of Americana and Brazilian bossa nova. He gave a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova.” $10 to $20 donation at the door. You must register: CommonHouseConcerts@gmail.com.
  • State Street Traditional Jazz Band on Islesboro, 7 p.m. at Up Island Church, Church Turn Road. The band has been playing vintage New Orleans jazz since 1989. $20 adults; $5 under 16.
  • Midsummer Masters Series by DaPonte String Quartet, featuring Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No.1, Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major Op. 29, and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, this Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at Ocean View Grange in Tenants Harbor. They play again, with some variations in the menu, on Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. at Phippsburg Congregational Church; and Saturday, July 27, 4 p.m. at St. Columba’s Church, Boothbay Harbor. and Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, South Bristol. For details and tickets, visit daponte.org.
  • North Atlantic Blues Festival, in its 26th year, at Rockland’s Harbor Park on Saturday and Sunday. The first day will be followed by a downtown nightclub crawl. Gates open at 9 a.m. both days, rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and hats and sunscreen; no coolers, umbrellas, tents, pets or liquor. For info on passes: NorthAtlanticBluesFesival.com.
  • “Music from the British Isles” with VoXX: Voice of Twenty, a cappella singers, performing music by Byrd, Britten and beyond, at 7:30 p.m. (with a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.) Saturday at the United Farmers Market in Belfast, and at 4 p.m. (with pre-concert talk at 3:30 p.m.) Sunday at Old South Baptist Church, on Salt Pond Road in Cushing. Admission is $15, cash or check.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • Bar Harbor Music Festival Brings Concert to Belfast Free Library, hosted by Belfast Creative Coalition, at 4 p.m. Music by Allison Kiger on flute, Eric Thomas on clarinet, and Christin Spurling on piano. Coming Sunday, July 28, also at 4 p.m., music by pianist Antonio Galera Lopez. Tickets for both are available at BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
  • Whitehead/Dean Grup at Fog Bar and Cafe, 328 Main Street in Rockland, at 7 p.m. Funky, jazzy, soulful tunes by Mike Whitehead on trumpet, Jason Dean on drums, Mitch Markowitz on guitar and Glen DuBose on bass.
  • 17th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music: “Seeing Sound,” now through July 20 at museums and galleries along the midcoast, and featuring the Cassatt String Quartet. The full lineup is at SealBayFestival.org.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • MoJO in Arts on the Hill at Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 6:30 p.m. The Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra delivers its big-band sound at the free outdoor concert hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Pack a picnic, blanket and dancing feet. Details: CoastalMountains.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 16:

  • Woodwinds in Blue Hill, 7:30 p.m. at Bagaduce Music, 49 South Street. The Hartford Symphony sends its woodwind musicians to play pieces from Bagaduce’s Josef Mark Collection. Get the details at BagaduceMusc.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Open Mic at Sandy Point Community Hall in Stockton Springs, Route 1. The open mic at 7 p.m. beckons to musicians, storytellers, poets and jokesters of all ages and levels. After a break for refreshments, the feature performance starts at 8:15 p.m. This month, Sassafras Stomp plays lively fiddle and banjo tunes and ballads.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Belfast Bay Fiddlers on Rockland Public Library’s Lawn, 6:30 p.m. Everybody is invited to come for a picnic and stay for jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas from New England, French and Atlantic Canada, and across the pond. Free.
  • Irish Trio Daymark in Camden Amphitheatre, 7 p.m. The trio brings it hard, playing Irish music with energy. Bring a chair or blanket for the outdoor concert.
  • Jazz Singer Spider Saloff at Union’s Old Town House, 128 Town House Road, at 7 p.m. The world-traveling vocalist whose style has been compared to Peggy Lee’s performs to benefit Cancer Support Center of Maine. $25 tickets: 322-0960. See Coming Up, below, for her July 19 performance in Rockland.

COMING UP:

  • Jazz Singer Spider Saloff at Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin Street, on Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Fresh off an Australian tour, the renowned singer brings her talent to the midcoast, with help from Dick White on guitar and Spike Hyssong on bass. Cash bar. Tickets benefit Rockland Public Library and are on sale at its front desk for $20 ($25 at the Elks Club door).
  • The Rusty Hinges at Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road, Jefferson, on Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The band plays folk and blues in a picturesque setting to benefit the Jefferson Historical Society. $10. Details: 549-5252.
  • Professor Louie and the Crowmatix at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. The group is in town to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and will be joined by the Woodstock Horns. Their repertoire is steeped in rock, gospel and American roots. $25 in advance at the box office, $30 online and the door.
  • “The Music of Peter, Paul and Mary,” is performed by Boston ensemble The Hingham Singers on Friday, July 19, at First Congregational Church, 28 High Street in Wiscasset, and Saturday, July 20, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street in Camden, both starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

ONGOING:

  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Thresher’s Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monday Jams at St. George Grange, at Wiley’s Corner, 7 to 9 p.m. through October. Country, gospel, folk, bluegrass.
  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Member Screening of “Thelma and Louise” at Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7 p.m. The ill-fated duo takes a vacation that turns into a flight from the law. Movie Trivia with Liz starts at 6 p.m. Free and only for Strand members – learn how to become one at RocklandStrand.com.
  • National Theatre Live Encore: Hamlet, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the prince who must avenge his father’s death as his country arms itself for war. $15 adults; $13 theater members; $5 age 18 and under.

FRIDAY, JULY 12 — THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Yesterday,” “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” “Toy Story 4.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Late Night.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Pavarotti,” “Echo in the Canyon.”

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • “Key Largo,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. July’s Humphrey Bogart films continue with him playing an Army veteran who stops by a Key Largo hotel to pay his respects to a war widow, only to find that she’s become a boozy moll under the spell of an exiled gangster.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • Cyrano de Bergerac at Lincoln Theater, 2 p.m. Celebrate Bastille Day with the screening of the play, about a guy who pokes his big nose into his friend’s love life, performed at Comedie-Française in Paris – the most attended play in Paris during its 10-year run. $15 adults; $13 LT members; $5 under 19.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Camden Public Library Kicks Off Monday Night Movie Series, in the Amphitheatre, at 8:30 p.m. It opens with “Inkheart,” a family-friendly story about a teenage girl who can bring literary characters to life. Bring blankets or chairs for the free outdoor film. Rain date: July 29.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • “The Beatles Deconstructed,” 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. It is screened for free in the Opera House’s Community Thank You Film series.
  • Met Live in HD Summer Encore: Aida, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi’s grand drama of ancient Egypt. $15 adults; $13 LT members; $5 under 19.
  • “Between Me and My Mind,” 8 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, Belfast. It follows Phish frontman Trey Anastasio as the band makes the album “Ghosts of the Forest” and heads into a New Year’s Eve show. The one-night-only event is part of a simultaneous showing in 400 theaters across the U.S.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • NT Live Encore: The Madness of George III, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world, but he’s also prone to lunacy. $15 adults; $13 LT members; $5 under 19.

ARTS

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Reception to Open Show by Plein Air Painters – The Real Thing, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bremen Library. Works by 28 painters from the group formed 25 years ago with members in the midcoast and farther north who paint plein air on Thursday mornings in summer.
  • Talk on Artist Robert Henri, 7 p.m. at Cushing Historical Society Meeting House, 17 Hathorne Point Road. Learn about the New Yorker, whose students included Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, George Bellows and others, and his ties to Monhegan Island in a talk by Win Reber, art teacher, lecturer and Cushing part-timer.
  • Linda Shepard’s “Animal Alchemy” at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in Washington. Her whimsical creatures on fabric will be on display to September 3.
  • Chelsea Upham’s Work on Display at Good Tern Cafe Gallery, 750 Main Street in Rockland. The mixed-media artist’s pieces hang througout July.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • Reception to Open Susan Tobey White Show at Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 to 7 p.m. White’s solo show, “Bold and Lively,” hangs to July 29. She designed the 2019 Harborfest image and Maine Celtic Festival posters from 2008 to 2012.
  • 2nd Anual Six by Six at River Arts, Route 1 in Damariscotta, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in Invitational Hall. The open-call show invited donated works, from amateurs and pros, which will be for sale for $20 each to benefit River Arts. Also, “Night and Day,” a show curated by Bob Keyes, art writer at Portland Press Herald, who chose 83 works from 171 entries, in the Main Gallery. And “Black and White,” Salt Bay Art Supply’s annual summer show, in the West Gallery.
  • Reception to Open Elizabeth Root Blackmer Show at Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor, 5 to 8 p.m. Her color macro-photography hangs to July 16.

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • Drawing on Shells at Rockland’s Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, at 2 p.m. Pam Bardon gives a brief tutorial on line drawing techniques, then leads all ages in using markers to draw on scallop shells. $10. Sign-up is suggested.
  • ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Look for red-and-white balloons at locations that will also offer maps. With art, live music, local food and drinks, and more.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • Reception to Open “Lobstering Women of Maine” in Searsport, at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Town Hall, 7 Church Street, 5 to 7 p.m. Belfast artist Susan Tobey White’s portraits of women in the lobster industry. She’ll teach a daylong acrylic painting workshop at PMM on Saturday, July 27. Register by July 19: jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with all materials provided. July’s themes include coastal flowers.
  • “Introduction to Relief Carving,” Monday to Friday, July 15 to 19, at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Students will learn how to use tools to carve floral designs and scallop shells in shallow relief. Tuition is $810. Register by calling 594-5611.

TUESDAY, JULY 16:

  • “Unsent Letters: Who Inspired Your Love for Nature?” 9 a.m. to noon at Midcoast Conservancy’s Waldoboro office, 25 Friendship Road. Third of six free stand-alone nature-writing workshops led by Melissa Barbour. Learn more at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, meets at 2:30 p.m. to discuss “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. All ages are welcome at the third-Tuesday club. The August 20 book is “Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve.
  • Evening Mystery Book Club at Vose Library, Union, 6:30 p.m. The books are Tess Gerritsen’s “The Harvest” and Sarah Graves’ “Dead Cat Bounce.”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Altered Book Art at Vose Library, Union, 3:30 p.m. Make art out of old books. For adults and teens.
  • Author and Artist Talk at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m., with Philip Frey, who exhibits nationally and is known for his Maine coastlines, landscapes and working waterfronts, and art critic Daniel Kany, coauthor of “Philip Frey: Here and Now.”

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Pemaquid Artists Paint Plein Air, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pemaquid Point in Bristol. Everyone is invited to meet and talk with local artists, view painting demonstrations, and enjoy refreshments.
  • “Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer,” a Brown Bag Lunch Discussion at noon at Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor. Darren Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and citizen of the Penobscot Nation, discusses work that he and a team of researchers have been doing since 2009 to prepare for the arrival of the invasive pest, and how the future of Wabanaki basketmaking looks given the serious threat. Free; no need to register.
  • Reception to Open July Show at Camden Public Library, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sara Gagan’s oil paintings with elements of collage and MF Morison’s intaglio copper plate etchings will be on display in the Gallery of the Jean Picker Room all month.

COMING UP:

  • “Think Like an Editor” Workshop, Saturday, July 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Rachel Slade, author of “Into the Raging Sea,” leads the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance workshop to teach writers how to hone self-evaluation skills, strengthen their writing and increase productivity. Also on Saturday, July 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, “Developing Character/Building Plot,” led by author Elizabeth Poliner. For either workshop, register by July 15 at MaineWriters.org.
  • Weeklong Watercolor Workshop at Rockland’s Gamble Education Center, Monday to Friday, July 22 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Katharine Cartwright leads beginners and intermediate artists on an exploration of application and removal techniques, and describes various surfaces, paints and brushes. $480 ($420 for Farnsworth Art Museum members). Register at FarnsworthMuseum.org.

EXHIBITS:

  • Belfast Museum, Belfast. “The Anniversary of Belfast Artist Percy A. Sanborn’s Birth” and “The Jennie Flood Kreger – Celebrating 100 Years,” to October 20.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tectonic Industries: Dreams Can Come True,” to October 6.“Ann Craven: Birds We Know” and “Dan Mills: Human Topographies,” both to October 13.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28 and “Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration,” to September 8. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9.
  • Maine Historical Society, Portland. “Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art,” to February 1.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950–1969,” to September 8. “Open Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art,” to October 20.

ONGOING:

  • “Uncork the Arts” at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum, galleries are open 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in July, August and September. On third Wednesdays, relax with a glass of wine before or after a curator-led tour of the galleries at 6 p.m. Fourth Wednesdays will feature innovative programs. Admission is $10; free for Rockland residents and museum members.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.

OUTDOORS

  • Maine Boat & Home Show Tickets on Sale, for the August 9 to 11 show on Rockland’s waterfront. $15 general admission (free under 12); $75 special access ($125 per couple): eventbrite.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Fern Walk at Stover Preserve, 84 Doak Road in Belfast, 10 a.m. to noon. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition offers the walk led by botanist Hildy Ellis, who will teach easy ways to identify ferns and talk about their secret lives. Bring a hand lens and be preparared to combat insects and ticks.
  • Morts’ 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Telescope Star Party, 8:30 p.m. at Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road in Port Clyde. Artists Greg and Jon Mort celebrate by rolling their telescopes out of the studio and inviting everyone to view the Sea of Tranquility, where U.S. astronauts landed 50 years ago.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • “Trees in the Forest and the Gallery,” 9 to 11:30 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at Schoolhouse Pond Preserve, off Cross Road in Trevett, for a walk along a one-mile loop past old stone walls and along a sphagnum bog. A naturalist will point out the variety of tree species found in the midcoast and share insights into the ecology of the forest. After the hike, head to Mathias Fine Art Gallery for coffee, breakfast pastries and a private viewing of its current show of art inspired by trees. Free, but you must register: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Free “Open No-Mic” with the Theme of Trees, Soil or Livestock, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 3 Streams Farm, Befast, alongside browsing goats. Mosquito nets, pennyroyal oil for bugs, and smudge cans provided. Performers and spectators welcome. Head to 209 Back Belmont Road and follow the paper arrows. For info, call 338-3301.
  • Friday Tours at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, through August (except August 2), at 10 a.m. Meet the Belted Galloway herd and stroll the farm’s trails.
  • Free Downtown Camden Walking Tours, meet at Camden Public Library Children’s Garden on Atlantic Avenue at 4 p.m., wend through the downtown with a guide who will drop historical tidbits, and end on the Village Green. Tours run Fridays to September 13.

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • Family Canoe, Kayak and SUP Races in Washington, at Washington Pond Public Landing on Razorville Road (Route 105). The short course starts at 9 a.m. and circles the island. The longer course, to Meidika Point and back, follows. Registration is 8 to 9 a.m.; it is free to enter. Life jackets are required and kids under 18 must be supervised by an adult; there will not be a lifeguard on duty. Refreshments will be served afterward at Washington Historical Society’s Open House, 264 Razorville Road.
  • Mindful Hike at Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, at 8:30 a.m. Cindy Kava leads the free hike for anyone comfortable walking on a mildly sloping dirt path in a slow and mindful manner. Bring water and meet at 8:15 a.m. at the trailhead parking lot on Beech Hill Road.
  • “What’s So Special About Fields?” Program at Head of Tide Preserve, 85 Doak Road in Belfast, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Aaron Megquier, botanist and executive director of Friends of Baxter State Park, and Maine Master Naturalist Roger Rittmaster for the walk focusing on the interplay of forests and fields and the complex web of life that inhabits this ecosystem. Meet in the parking lot. For more information about the Coastal Mountains Nature Program: 236-7091.
  • Grove Cemetery Walking Tour in Belfast, 1 p.m. Join Megan Pinette, Belfast historian and cemetery trustee, at the cemetery chapel for the one-hour tour featuring Belfast notables buried in the old section of the grounds. The chapel will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A suggested donation of $10 goes into the chapel fund.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • Paddle Under the Full Buck Moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, from 8 to 10 p.m. Hike 1.5 miles through the woods to Little Dyer Pond, where canoes, paddles and life jackets will be available for all ages. It’s the time of year new antlers emerge on a buck’s head. Space is limited, so you must register: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Tick Talk in Damariscotta, 1 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, Damariscootta. Bob Emmons on deer ticks and their threat. Learn about factors that affect tick populations, their life cycle, and avoidance techniques. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • “Bioluminescence of the Sea,” 7 p.m. at Herring Gut Learning Center, 59 Factory Road in St. George. Educators will discuss the natural phenomenon. If conditions are right, Muscongus Bay waters at Port Clyde may be aglow.

COMING UP:

  • “Build Your Herbal Allergy Kit,” Friday, July 19, at 4 p.m. at Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main Street in Rockland. Kaela Van Breevort Reed, clinical energetic herbalist, discusses strategies for coping with allergy season. Free; donations appreciated. Registration: 594-8822.
  • Kilted Canter 5K Run/Walk in Belfast, Saturday, July 20, at Belfast Area High School, with an 8:30 a.m. start. Billed as the race “where the pleats meet the streets,” racers are invited to don kilts. Details are at RunBelfast.org.
  • Love the Lake Regatta in Jefferson, Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the shores of Rolling Acres, Maine Farmland Trust’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center. The regatta will feature kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Participants are welcome to bring their own or borrow a Midcoast Conservancy paddleboat or paddleboard. PFDs will be available. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic for after the paddling. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Registration: 389-5150 or MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Maine Lobster Ride Weekend, with a Family Fun Cycling Festival on Saturday, July 20, at the Camden Snow Bowl. The chairlift will give rides to the summit of Ragged Mountain, with its ocean views, and there will be guided bike rides and a children’s bicycle safety rodeo. The Maine Lobster Ride is Sunday, July 21, and offers course options of 15, 38, 62 and 100 miles. All rides begin and end at the Bowl. $70 to enter. Details are at MaineLobsterRide.com.
  • Midcoast Adventure Challenge, Saturday, July 27, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. The three-hour race welcomes beginners and families and combines hiking, canoeing and Amazing Race-style challenges. Do as much or as little of the course as you choose and start anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All gear will be provided. A prize ceremony, and barbecue with beer from Oxbow Brewing, starts at 5 p.m. $10 to enter; $5 kids; $25 teams and families. Register at MidcoastConservancy.org.

ONGOING:

  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Learn how to sail modern and traditional boats with licensed instructors and staff. Weekend, afternoon and women’s courses available: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Tour of Homestead Focused on Food Preservation, 6 p.m. at Patty Monson’s Washington homestead. It’s the second in a series of free Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Gather & Grow tours. Visit mofga.org for details.
  • Talk on Knox Museum Gardens, at Wessaweskeag Historical Society, 8 Dublin Road, South Thomaston. A potluck supper starts at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. Anne Perkins, cochair of the landscape committee at Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston, will speak about landscape design history and the plans for the gardens there.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • Belfast Farmers’ Market to Feature Free Repair Cafe, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts. People will be there to teach how to sew a reusable bag, patch a bike tire and fix small electrical appliances.
  • Belfast Garden Club’s Annual Open Garden Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This entry in the summer series is at Mainely Pottery, 181 Searsport Avenue (Route 1), East Belfast. Owner Jeannette Faunce is a colorist who uses plants as her medium. $5 admission. For more info, visit BelfastGardenClub.org.
  • Garden Walk and Talk at Vose Library in Union, 2 p.m. Walk the grounds and help make plans.
  • “Biodiverse Gardens” Talk by Reeser Manley, 5:30 pm. at Barnswallow Books, 166 Russell Avenue, Rockport (next to the old CMCA). Manley has written extensively on gardening including in a column for Bangor Daily News and in books he coauthored with Marjorie Peronto, “The New England Gardener’s Year” and “The Life in Your Garden.”
  • Series for Lakeside Homeowners, offered by Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. “Love Our Lakes” sessions run 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays. July 12: Keeping Up Those Camp Roads, North Searsport United Methodist Church; July 26: Best Homeowner Practices to Be LakeSmart, and Intro to LoonSmart, North Searsport United Methodist Church and at Swan Lake. Details: WaldoCountySoilAndWater.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • 28th Annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour, of Georges River Land Trust, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. rain or shine. See five gardens in Union, Warren and Appleton. Preorder lunch, if you wish, and $27 tickets ($25 GRLT members) at GeorgesRiver.org. Tickets will also be for sale for $30, cash or check, on tour day at any of the gardens.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Bremen Flowers, Farms and Fish Theme of “Garden Tour and More,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. It will include tours of home gardens, a shellfish business, and a cashmere goat farm with gardens.Tickets will be for sale at the library on tour day.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Camden Garden Club’s Annual Garden & Home Tour, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This is the tour’s 72nd year. Learn more at CamdenGardenClub.org.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Public Supper in Warren, 6 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, Main Street. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, pies, coffee, punch. $8.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • Public Breakfasts for Campers, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fridays to August 30, at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street, South Thomaston. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, homefries, juice and coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10.

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • Public Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays to August 31 (except August 10).
  • Salad Days at Watershed Ceramics, 19 Brick Hill Road in Newcastle, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose a plate created by this year’s artist-in-residence, who made 550 for the festival, then load it with an array of locally sourced salads. With live music, artist demonstrations, a ceramics exhibit and a sale of ceramics made by Watershed artists from around the country. $40 tickets include lunch and a plate (kids under 5 eat free, but don’t get a plate) and are for sale at the event and at WatershedCeramics.org.
  • Monthly Benefit Supper at Prospect Community Center, at Routes 1 and 174, 4 to 6 p.m. Baked beans, hot dogs, pulled pork, casseroles, salads, yeast rolls, pies and lots more. $8 adults; $2 under 12.
  • Public Supper at Evening Star Grange in Washington, 31 Old Union Road, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Italian dishes, salads, desserts and more.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Public Ice Cream Social at Herring Gut Learning Center, 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde, from 4 to 6 p.m. It’s held in remembrance of Phyllis Wyeth, who founded the Center in 1999.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Learn About Knox County Gleaners, 4:30 p.m. at Flanagan Center, 61 Limerock Street in Rockland. Meet Kelly Davis of Merrymeeting Gleaners in Sagadahoc County. She’ll talk about gleaners, who harvest produce left in the fields and deliver it to food pantries and soup kitchens. Anyone who wants to get involved in Knox County is invited.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Public Supper and Raffle at Masonic Hall in Tenants Harbor, 5 p.m. Lasagna (vegetarian or meat), salad, garlic bread, cannoli. $10 adults, $6 kids.
  • Barbecue in Bucksport, 5 p.m., behind Elm Street Congregational Church. Main Street Bucksport, Bucksport Historical Scociety and the church serve grilled meats with fixings, side dishes, nonalcoholic drinks and birthday cake to celelbrate the 300th birthday of Jonathan Buck, founder of Bucksport. $25 families, $10 adults and teens, $5 ages 5 to 12, free under 5. Tickets are available at Main Street Bucksport’s Facebook page or at BookStacks in downtown Bucksport.

COMING UP:

  • St. George Days Lobster Dinner, Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. George Town Office in Tenants Harbor. Benefits St. George Volunteer Fire and Ambulance. Facebook has details.

ONGOING:

  • Free Fresh Produce in Rockland, first Tuesdays at noon at the Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. Different items each month. Bring a bag. For everyone, not only those in need.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. For more information: 315-1134.
  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, alongside the Belfast Art Market. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon at Tannery Park. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at Central Lincoln County YMCA. Rockland on Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park. Union on Friday: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common. The July 12 market will feature music by Just Mouse.

FAIRS & SALES

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Rockport Public Library Book Sale, Thursday to Sunday, July 11 to 14, at Midcoast Recreation Center on Route 90 in Rockport. Thursday is the members-only sale from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. There will be a box sale in the afternoon. Sunday hours are 8 to 11 a.m. and all books will be free.

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • Summer Fair, Yard Sale and Strawberry Festival in Belfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The First Church, corner of Spring and Court streets. Books, handmade craft items, baked goods, plants, furniture, dishes and other household goods. Coffee, tea and Jane’s homemade scones will be served starting at 8 a.m. Strawberry shortcake will be sold starting at 10 a.m. The grilled lunch will offer hamburgers, kielbasa, hot dogs, chicken drumsticks and chips.
  • Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, in the Community Building, Route 173, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors offer a wide variety of merchandise, plus fresh baked goods and breakfast casseroles.
  • Yard Sale of Order of the Eastern Star Beacon Chapter 202, 529 Main Street, Damariscotta, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Treasures, a bake sale, and lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To rent a table ($15), contact Sherry Resch, 350-1218 or sresch21@gmail.com.
  • Sunshine Fair at Friendship United Methodist Church, Route 97, from 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade items, pies, baked goods, candy and fudge, knitted goods and handcrafts. Serving a lunch of lobster roll, chips and dessert for $14.
  • Annual Federated Church Yard Sale, 8 Hyler Street, Thomaston, 9 a.m. to noon. Clothes, books, knick-knacks, toys, toiletries and more. Bag sale at 11 a.m.
  • Lincolnville’s Annual Strawberry Festival, now in its 26th year, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Building and United Christian Church at 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173), with a parade, music by Lincolnville Band and Rosey and Friends, face painting and a puppet show for the kids, a miniature horse named Annie Sue, and strawberry shortcake, grilled hot dogs and sausage rolls. Jams, T-shirts, gifts, vintage items and a book of Lincolnville’s favorite strawberry recipes will be for sale.
  • St. Andrew’s RiverFest 2019 in Newcastle, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Potters, weavers, wood-turners and other artisans will offer their goods in the Creative Arts Marketplace in the undercroft. There will also be a tent with knit goods, jewelry, silent auction, food and live music.
  • Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair This Weekend in Dowtown Camden, Saturday and Sunday. Over 80 juried artists and craftspeople will pack Atlantic Avenue, Harbor Park, the Amphitheatre and Camden Public Library’s south lawn with paintings, photos, greeting cards, jewelry, baskets and other artisan items. A tented book sale runs Thursday to Sunday, July 11 to 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COMING UP:

  • West Bay Rotary Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, July 20, at 8 a.m. at Midcoast Recreation Center, 532 West Street in Rockport. Proceeds benefit the Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Celebrate E. B. White’s Birthday at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a reading of “A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider,” crafts, games and face painting. Ice cream will be for sale and the first 50 kids will get a free cone. There is no cost for the party and museum admission will be free all day for kids 16 and younger.
  • “Indigenous Stories” at Belfast Free Library, 3:30 p.m. Educator Starr Kelly from the Abbe Museum shares stories from the Wabanaki, the Indigenous peoples of Maine. It’s the first in a weekly series inspired by the Summer Reading program’s theme, “A Universe of Stories.” Suitable for ages 6 and up.
  • Creative Art Crew Alien Party at Rockland Public Library, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Kids are invited to create out-of-this-world crafts in honor of the Summer Reading Program theme “A Universe of Stories.” Open to all ages and abilities.
  • The Jungle Book at Theater at Monmouth, through August 15, with 1 p.m. shows weekdays and Saturdays. Follow rambunctious human Mowgli and his adopted jungle family in adventures based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling. Details: TheaterAtMonmouth.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • STEM Sessions at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon on five Fridays, beginning July 12. Acting as pirates, children ages 7 to 12 will use the Engineer Design Process to learn about the science of ocean water and they’ll confront real-world challenges to navigating their pirate ship. Kathryn Jenkins of Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will lead the fun. Sign up at the library’s front desk or call 594-0310.
  • Students to Present at STEM Symposium, 5 to 7 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Eleven students from seven area high schools who are enrolled in UMaine’s Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration will share their research, career-planning and job-shadowing experiences. With a keytnote by Kristina Cammen, a marine mammal science professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Free.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Free Illustration Class at Rockland Public Library, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Author and illlustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate will teach kids ages 7 to 12 about the steps a professional illustrator takes. Then kids will make a piece of art to take home.
  • Sprouts Camp at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, with weekly sessions Mondays to Fridays, through August 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Outdoor fun, arts and crafts, field trips, participation in the FARMS at the Y kitchen and garden for kids in pre-K and kindergarten. $225 ($185 for family-level members; $195 members) per week.
  • Seven Weeks of Summer Camp at The Morris Farm, Wiscasset, Mondays to Fridays, through August 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 12 will learn about and care for animals, explore fields and forests, and gain skills in planting, cooking and fiber arts. Learn more at MorrisFarm.org or call 882-4080.
  • “40 Days of Summer” at Thomaston Public Library, Mondays to Fridays, through August 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free program, open to all kids who have completed kindergarten, offers lunch and snacks, plus indoor and outdoor games, reading, arts and crafts, visits by Chewonki, and lots more. Kids can attend as many days as they want. Registration isn’t required, but it speeds up check-in the first day a child attends: thomaston.lib.me.us.
  • SAT “Prep Matters” Course at Hutchinson Center, Belfast, on eight Mondays, starting July 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $375 for verbal, math and essay prep; $275 for either math or verbal. Scolarships available. FMI: Michelle.Patten@Maine.edu or 338-8002.
  • Free “Concepts of Oceanography” Course for High-Schoolers, Mondays and Wednesdays, July 15 to August 26, from 3 to 8:15 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Belfast. For information: 581-8004, Allison.Small@maine.edu.

TUESDAY, JULY 16:

  • Summer Reading Program at Stockton Springs Community Library, Tuesdays in July from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 12 are invited to enjoy stories, activities and a snack.
  • Free Crafts at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street in Rockport. Kids ages 3 to 6 (and a parent) are invited to make pinwheels on Tuesday, July 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (register by Friday, July 12) and paint terra-cotta pots and plant seeds on Tuesday, August 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (register by Friday, August 9): info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
  • “Mr. Puffin’s Neighborhood” in Rockland, 1 to 2 p.m. at Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main Street in Rockland. Kids of all ages are invited to learn about puffins and their rocky island home in the Gulf of Maine. Reservations are requested: 596-5566.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, with an additional session this Tuesday, from 3 to 4 p.m. Catinka Knoth leads the Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults invited to join in). All materials provided. This month: “Let’s Draw Maine Memories!”
  • A Summer of Science at Vose Library in Union, for kids in grades four to seven. They’re invited to join UMaine 4-H leader Kathryn Jenkins from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through August 13. They’ll use the Engineer Design Process to investigate the science of ocean water and confront real-world challenges. Register for classes at the front desk or call the library at 785-4733.
  • Parent & Baby Yoga at Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, Tuesdays, July 16 to August 6, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. $40 nonmembers, $20 members, $18 Family Members. Learn more at clcYMCA.org.
  • Paddleboard Adventure Camp at Stevens Pond in Libery, Tuesday to Thursday, July 16 to 18. Open to ages 9 to 14. Beginners welcome. And coming up, Little Dyer Adventure Club, for ages 8 to 11, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Tuesday to Thursday, July 23 to 25. Details: MidcoastConservancy.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Y-Arts Summer Camp Presents Schoolhouse Rock JR! in Damariscotta, at Lincoln Theater, The thespians of the Y-Arts Theater Music Camp perform at noon and again at 4 p.m. $5 at the door.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Talk on Bali’s Green School, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn ab ouut the international high school’s conception, design and founding from Kyle King, a math teacher there and head of the school. Hosted by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

COMING UP:

  • Open House at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, on Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors of all ages can view microscopic plants and animals, deploy an underwater robot and meet a few scientists. Free. Schedule: Bigelow.org/openhouse.
  • “Where in the World?” Family Day at Penosbscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Saturday, July 20. Explore the “Where in the World?” exhibit with trivia questions, a scavenger hunt, speakers and more. Included with admission.
  • Red Jacket Youth Regatta in Rockland, Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apprenticeshop’s community sailing program hosts the regatta, named after the famously fast clipper ship built in Rockland. Racers will participate from local programs in Opti and 420-class boats. Everyone’s invited to come watch.
  • “Vaudeville Revue Camp” for All Ages in Belfast, Monday to Friday, July 22 to 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., culminating in a show on Friday night. Belfast Maskers, 7 Court Street, will lead kids in the creation of comedic skits, songs, dances and a ukulele band. Limited to 20. $175. FMI: info@BelfastMaskers.com.
  • Animal Week at Camp Forest in Brooks, Mondays to Fridays, July 22 to 26 and July 29 to August 2, Kids ages 7 to 17 will learn to walk like a fox, see like an owl and hear like a deer as they make crafts, learn bird calls, take photos, make casts of tracks, and lots more. Details are at ExpandingOpportunities.org.

ONGOING:

  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Summer youth sailing runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Ask about sibling and multiweek discounts and financial aid: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins welcome.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center, behind Warren Baptist Church. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for kids of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for babies to age 2. Story Time Fridays at 10 a.m. for ages 2-4. Siblings welcome. Camden Public Library: Story Hours at 10 a.m. – Mondays for preschoolers; Wednesdays for babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays for ages 4-5; Fridays for ages 2-3; Saturdays for preschoolers to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lego Club on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through September 3. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club on Fridays at 3 p.m. Under 12 with adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ukulele Group on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story on Thursdays at 11 a.m. With crafts and snacks. Saturday Story and Activity Hour at 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Public Library: Arts and Crafts Club on Mondays at 6 p.m. Story Time Saturdays at 10 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

SATURDAY, JULY 13:

  • POSTPONED: Information Session on Host Home Program, at The Landing Place in Rockland. FMI: krand@HomeHelpHope.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 14:

  • St. George Chapel’s 118th Season of Summer Services Begins, at the church on Long Cove Road in Tenants Harbor. Services start at 10 a.m. Sundays to September 1. Each features a different minister and a variety of music. This week, the Rev. Anne Cox leads morning prayer.
  • Outdoor Worship in Merryspring Nature Center’s Gazebo, Camden, at 11 a.m. Chelli Wiley, pastor of John Street United Methodist Church, leads the service with guitar music, singing, readings, prayers and a sermon. Afterward, everyone is invited to an outdoor potluck at 221 Washington Street in Camden. More info: 236-3829.
  • Archaeology Field School Sessions, offered by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. Sessions run Sundays to Fridays, July 14 to 19 and July 21 to 26. Tim Dinsmore will lead laypeople on a dig at Elisha Hatch Homestead (1769–1803) in Newcastle. Participants will also visit Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta and the Native American Whaleback Shell Midden. Sessions are $400 ($375 Coastal Rivers members). Details: CoastalRiv-ers.org.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Spruce Head Community Hall and Historical Association Potluck & Talk, at 60 Village Road. Bring a casserole, salad or dessert and a place setting; bread and beverages will be provided. Guest speaker Mary Winchenbach of Somerville, founder of Tirdy Works, will show her jewelry made from moose droppings.

TUESDAY, JULY 16:

  • Learn About Managing Diabetes, 6 p.m., Jefferson Public Library (in Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road). Laurie Chapman, a diabeties nurse, and dietician Ann Boe will offer tips on maintaining control over eating, cooking, and replacing sweets.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Free “Matter of Balance” Training, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center in Rockport. Learn how to be a coach who helps people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Coaches need good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults in moderate exercise. To apply, contact Megan Day at 301-3956 or mday@pbmc.org.

COMING UP:

  • 20th Birthday Celebration for Knox County Health Clinic, Saturday, July 20, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at MacDougal Community Park, 330 Broadway in Rockland. Dancing to the Hoodoo Man Band, lawn games for kids and adults, food and drink from Hotdog Mafia, Baxter Brewery and Cellardoor Winery. There is no rain date, but there will be a tent. The nonprofit serves the uninsured and underinsured in Knox County and border towns.

ONGOING:

  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Meetings for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Families, meet evenings in Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. Childcare available. RSVP required: 800-833-9786, sheila@affm.net.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland: Friends & Family Together Thursdays at 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery Wednesdays at 6 p.m. SMART Recovery Fridays at 6 p.m.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa), Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Prostate Cancer Networking and Support Group, second Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 617-756-4703, charhuschle@gmail.com.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, American Sign Language socials, second & fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Jesse Ellis hosts the voices-off gatherings that will teach participants the basics or help them build their skills.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950, PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886, 22-4500.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemocrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. 230-0042.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • Old Coots Giving Advice at Liberty Library, 59 Main Street, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays all summer. Get a donut and some free advice.