NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JUNE 13:

  • “Revolutionary” Author in Chats with Champions, 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Alex Myers on his book about ancestor Deborah Sampson Gannett, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War. Myers campaigned for transgender rights as a student at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard.
  • “Founding Martyr,” 6 p.m. at Knox Museum, Thomaston. Christian di Spigna on his new book about Dr. Joseph Warren, the Boston physician who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride and died at the Battle of Bunker Hill after eschewing his Major General rank to fight alongside his soldiers.
  • Talk by Penobscot Marine Museum’s Photo Archivist, 7 p.m. at Wessaweskeag Historical Society, Route 73 and Dublin Road, South Thomaston. A 6 p.m. potluck will be followed by Kevin Johnson’s program on Maine’s largest photography archives, and a look at photos from South Thomaston and surrounding towns.
  • Poetry by Richard Blanco at Pascal Hall, Rockport, 7:30 p.m. Barak Obama’s Inaugural Poet reads. He’ll sign books at Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central Street, Rockport, afterward.
  • Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, of Damariscotta River and its estuaries, and an oyster culture dating back to 200 BCE, opens with the International Oyster Chef Competition from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort. Judge innovative oyster recipes paired with wine, beer, spirits and craft food. $90. Friday and Saturday offers tours of oyster farms, aquaculture demos and specials at local businesses. The Can-Am Shuck Star Competition & Oyster Party, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, will feature a head-to-head battle for the shucking title, oyster tastings, beverage pairings, food carts, and a golden oyster hunt and touch tank for kids, at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta. $36. Details and tickets are at OystersMaine.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • Back to Summer Block Party at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free party with a climbing wall, farmers market, music, fat-tire biking and trail running, and a FARMS at the Y smoothie bar to wash it all down, plus face painting for the kids.
  • Backlash Dance Party in Waldoboro, 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 50 Mill Street. The band plays rock, blues and country at the 21-plus BYOB party. Admission is $5.
  • The Very Great Grandson of Sherlock Holmes at The Playhouse, 107 Church Street in Belfast. The curtain goes up on the teen theater production at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tix are $5 at the door. Call 338-5777 to reserve.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Waldoboro Day, the annual party serves up a pancake breakfast, 5K, parade, field games, 4 p.m. clam tasting at the VFW Hall, and dance at A.D. Gray School with music by Phog. See pages 12 and 13.
  • Old Coots Giving Advice at Liberty Library, 59 Main Street, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays throughout summer. The coots, ages 60 and up, will be outside the library on sunny days. Visitors can tell them their problems, and get coffee, a dounut, and some free advice.
  • “Hops in the Hangar” at Owls Head Transporation Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. Sip a selection of brews from the midcoast’s booming craft beer scene and check out vintage cars, motorcycles, bicycles and planes. Tickets ($30; $20 museum members; $14 designated drivers) include entry to the new “Fads and Failures” exhibit, with the museum’s most eclectic items and rarely told stories of bygone technologies that failed or flew.
  • Talk on Downsizing Two National Monuments for Coal Extraction, 3 p.m. at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast. Dr. David Polly on the Trump administration’s shrinking of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments – known for their breathtaking vistas and dinosaur bones – to open the land to coal mining.
  • Rockland’s Summer Solstice Party, 4 to 7 p.m. on Main Street, with live music, food and games for the whole family. The Rockland Sculpture Race starts at 5 p.m. and rolls from the corner of Main Street and Tillson Avenue to CMCA’s courtyard on Winter Street. The After Hours Dock Party, for ages 21-plus, is 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Journey’s End Marina, end of Tillson Avenue, with food and a cash-only bar, live music by Outerspace and dance music by DJ Dan Miller. Both events are free.
  • Talk on Trips to Greenland to Find Downed WW II Servicemen and Plane, 6 p.m. at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland. Photographer Lou Sapienza on his expeditions to the frigid Arctic to search for the still-unrecovered bodies of three American servicemen whose rescue plane vanished in a storm. The story is told in Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Frozen in Time.” $5 admission.
  • Summer Dance Party with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, 8 to 11 p.m. at Blue Goose Dance Hall. The Martha’s Vineyard blues band has stopped by the dance hall at 1184 Atlantic Highway in Northport for going on 25 summers. $20 ($35 couples).

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • Father’s Day at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, Union, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. With a farm-to-table barbecue, Savage Oakes wines, Maine beers and craft cocktails for sale. Artwork by Jay Sawyer (aka JBone) will be on display. Free admission for everyone, and free wine tastings for dad.
  • Master Blacksmith and His Forge at 1754 Chapman-Hall House, 270 Main Street, Damariscotta, from noon to 4 p.m. Jeffrey Miller of Waldoboro will bang out small items on his 18th-century forge and describe the life and work of blacksmiths in the 1700s. Admission is $5; fathers will be admitted for free to mark Father’s Day.
  • “Celebrate Richard Wallace” at Waldo-borough Historical Society, 1164 Main Street, Waldoboro, at 1 p.m. Thanks will be given for Wallace’s 51 years of service to the society and his generous donations to its collection. The Revere Bell will toll. A time to share memories of his life will follow and museum buildings will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Wallace passed away on May 9.

MONDAY, JUNE 17:

  • “Summer in Maine” Slideshow at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle, from 3 to 4 p.m. Join Freeport’s Michael Perry for a journey through Maine from late spring to the first colors of autumn. See a historic Poland Spring resort, waterfalls in Rangeley, sandy beaches in Phippsburg and Kennebunkport, scenic Pemaquid Harbor, and majestic Moosehead Lake. Free.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

  • Talk on Four Women Writers, Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Judith Tydings shares what she gleaned from her interviews with a memoirist, Maine’s first poet laureate, a bookseller, and an author for her thesis on women and aging. Thomaston Historical Society offers refreshments and meets at 7 p.m. Tydings’ talk is at 7:30 p.m.
  • Grease at The Public Theatre, in Lewiston. Step back in time to Rydell High’s class of 1959, with its hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and gum-snapping Pink Ladies. Curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, June 18 to 22 and 25 to 29, and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 23 and 30. The June 18 preview costs $20; regular tix are $35. With a beer tasting at the June 19 show and wine tasting at the June 25 show. Tickets: ThePublicTheatre.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • “German POWs in Maine: From Foe to Friend,” 2 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Hank Lunn’s illustrated talk on what it was like to have captured German soldiers help with the potato harvest on his family’s Aroostook County farm in 1945.
  • Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Party on the Pier, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Contented Soul in New Harbor. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live music and a silent auction packed with items like a float-plane ride, boating excursions and French wines. $40 dollar tix, at CoastalRivers.org, benefit Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust (the newly merged Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association).
  • Lobster Management Zone Council Meeting, 6 p.m. at Camden Hills Regioinal High School, Rockport. Maine Department of Marine Resources holds it before developing a proposal to meet targets to protect right whales, set by the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team.
  • “Where in the World Is John Worth?” 6 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport. After retiring from a life of driving tugs, windjammers and other workboats, Worth took a retirement trip on the water. He’ll talk about traveling up the Hudson, Erie Canal, St. Lawrence, and down Chambly Canal, through Lake Champlain, and back onto the Hudson. $8 ($5 museum members).
  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Talk, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Director Stephen Legawiec will lead a discussion about Hamlet to put the play in context for those planning to attend the festival in July and August (which will also feature The Taming of the Shrew).
  • Novelist Stephen McCauley at Left Bank Books, 7 p.m. at 109 Church Street in Belfast. The New York Times bestseller will talk and have a book signing for the paperback release of his national bestseller, "My Ex-Life." McCauley has six previous novels, three of which have been made into movies. Reservations strongly recommended. Email leftbank@myfairpoint.net or call 207-338-9009.

COMING UP:

  • 3rd Annual Over the Bay Soiree, to benefit Central Lincoln County YMCA, Friday, June 21. An evening of music, food, dancing, libations and fireworks, hosted by Lurie and Paul Palino at their Sprague Point home in Nobleboro. $100 tickets can be bought at the Y, 525 Main Street in Damariscotta, or you can call 563-9622.
  • ME Water Buffalo Co. Grand Reopening, Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the herd, tour the farm, taste buffalo cheese, feed the goats and sheep, visit the pigs, and cuddle a water buffalo calf. Bring a picnic to eat on the lawn, if you wish. No dogs. The farm is at 232 Old County Road, Appleton.
  • Broad Bay Church Block Party and Concert, 941 Main Street, Waldoboro. The UCC celebrates its 35th anniversary with a free fete, Saturday, June 22, noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, with music by the Rusty Hinges, food, and a bounce house and games for younger and older kids. At 7 p.m., the Halcyon String Quartet plays “Music on the Medomak,” classical pieces and Danish folk tunes, paired with photos and art by midcoast artists. Admission is by donation.
  • Performance and Foraged Feast at Fiore Art Center, Jefferson, Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m. Artist Susan Bickford and a group of movers, vocalists, musicians, writers, visual artists, foragers, an astrologer and a cook present “(stillness) 19,” featuring a slow walk across the land, lakeside performance and seasonal feast. Tix are $25 (extra with a copy of the “Foraged Feast” cookbook, heron-print flag, or rag print) at EventBrite.com or the door.
  • National Amateur Radio Field Day Set-up in Belfast, local ham radio operators invite everybody to check out the equipment they use to talk across town and around the planet, without internet or cell phones, Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, at Troy Howard Middle School. Learn more at wcara.org.
  • Windjammer Days in Boothbay, now in the 57th year, runs Sunday, June 23, to Saturday, June 29, and features Gathering of the Fleet, Antique Boat Parade, and a Crab Cake Cookoff. The full lineup is at BoothbayHarborWindjammerDays.org.
  • Talk on Weather and Tall Ships, Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport. Captain Daniel Parrott on weather phenomena and sailing tall ships, from a historical perspective and personal experience. He’s a professor of marine transporatation at Maine Maritime Academy. $8 ($5 museum members).
  • Author of “Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions” in Belfast, at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street, on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Briallen Hopper reads from her stories about self-reliance, unbreakable friendships, single life, and dealing with difficult roommates. She’s an English professor at Queens College. To save your seat: LeftBank@myfairpoint.net or 338-9009.
  • Penobscot Bay Lighthouse Cruise, Friday, June 28. Set out from Rockland Public Landing at 3:30 p.m. for a five-hour cruise past nine midcoast lights. $120 tix benefit American Lighthouse Foundation: LighthouseFoundation.org, 594-4174.
  • Paula Poundstone at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, $45 tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. show with radio’s “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” star, at RocklandStrand.com.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JUNE 13:

  • Jud Caswell at Searsmont Town Library, 7 p.m. The Maine singer and songwriter who’s performed from shore to shore plays a free show.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence in Union, at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery. The 7 p.m. show kicks off the Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 5 p.m. for the outdoor festival – bring a chair or blanket and pick your spot. $48 general admission tix: SavageOakes.com. Next in the series, on Friday, July 12: The Record Company.
  • American Folksinger Jeff Warner in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. at Sail, Power and Steam Museum. The multi-instrumentalist, whose wide-ranging repertroire includes ballads from lumber camps, fishing villages, and mountaintops, plays the Rockland Folk Arts show. $15, cash or check, at the door.
  • The Brother Brothers at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The duo offers minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism and seamless harmonies after wrapping up a national tour with I’m With Her. Other brothers, Maine duo the Oshima Brothers, open the show. $15 tix at the box office (633-5159); $20 online and at the door.
  • Sarah Kilborne and “The Lavender Blues,” highlighting queer music written before World War II, at 7:30 p.m. at Bagaduce Music’s Performance Hall, 49 South Street, Blue Hill, in the From Our Collection series. $20.
  • “Sun, Moon and Stars” with the Penobscot Bay Singers, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Songs from the 1930s to today, all with celestial references. Cafe seating and refreshments. Admission is $15 at the door; children are admitted free of charge.
  • Jazz in June Festival in Camden, from Friday to Sunday. Jazz meets the sea at multiple venues, with free and paid performances, including Friday’s free show by the Bill Barnes Duo in Camden Opera House’s upstairs Blue Cafe and a $15 dance party with The Right Track at Camden Snow Bowl. Passes: 236-7963, JazzInJuneCamdenME.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Spring Music Celebration at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street, Damariscotta, 1 to 5 p.m. With music by the band Rusty Hinges, inn tours, Round Top ice cream, an open mic (registration at 1 p.m.) and community singing at 4 p.m. Admission by donation.
  • Folksinger Caroline Cotter in Belfast, 7 p.m. at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. The soprano’s “Dream As I Do” debut in 2015 reached number five on the Folk DJ Chart. A donation of $10-$20 at the door includes refreshments. Visit bit.ly/cotter19 or email CommonHouseConcerts@gmail.com.
  • Magic 8 Ball 2019 in Portland, 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Center for the Arts. The boys of summer – Chris Dombrowski, Chris Moore, Ben Hunsberger and Ted DeMille – play Dylan, Waits, originals and fan favorites, and throw in some three-part harmony and comic riffs. $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
  • Jazz in June’s Feature Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House, with headliners the Kenny Barron Trio, and the Greg Abate Quartet and Peter Dembski Group. $48 in advance, $53 at the door.
  • UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick at 7:30 p.m. Kallet is a featured guest on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and her album “Working on Wings to Fly” was a Top 100 Folk Album of the Century. Larsen plays fiddle, flute and concertina and is the author of “The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle.” $12 tix atBrownPaperTickets.com, $15 at the door ($5 kids), for The Gathering Place and Brunswick Teen Center.
  • Latin Pop Singer Gina Chavez at Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Chavez’s songs wend through the Americas, blending their sounds and rhythms. She and her band are nine-time Austin Music Award winners. $20 advance, $25 show day.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • Celebration of Music Ministry at Second Congregational Church, 51 Main Street, Newcastle. The Tower Ringers play Engish handbells and chimes at 9:45 a.m. and the 10 a.m. service includes music by the Chancel Choir, contralto Sarah Highland’s introduction of “An Appalachian Lord’s Prayer,” and a closing hymn arranged for handbells, organ, timpani, trumpet, choir and the congregation.
  • Annual Spring Concert of Midcoast Community Chorus: “Spheres,” 7 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School’s Strom Auditorium, Rockport. The concert will feature music about Earth, including “Missa Gaia,” with contemporary and traditional harmonies from Gregorian chant to jazz. General admission tickets are $15 and reserved seats are $25 and $35 at MCCsings.org, Clean Bee Laundry in Camden, The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland, and The Green Store in Belfast. Proceeds benefit OUT Maine.

MONDAY, JUNE 17:

  • Suomalaiset Jouset in Damariscotta, 3 p.m. in the library at Schooner Cove Retirement Community. The ensemble plays Finnish lap harp, ukulele, folk guitar and Celtic harp at the free concert.
  • Michael Vincent Band in Rockland, in Time Out Pub’s Monday Night Blues show from 7 to 10 p.m. $10 cover.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

  • Free Lawn Concert with Cami and the Rogues, featuring Rosey Gerry, at Rockport Masonic Center, 6 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Burger and hot dog plates available for $9. FMI: 691-2270.
  • Sandy Point Community Hall’s 2019 Open Mic Plus Series Continues, on third Wednesdays through October. The 7 p.m. open mic is for performers of every age and stripe, from musicians to jokesters to poets. The featured performers take the stage around 8:15 p.m. This month, it’s Chris Brinn and Matt Smith, with Irish folk on accordion and banjo.

COMING UP:

  • Jam Session in Waldoboro, Friday, June 21, at 6 p.m. Medomak Arts Project, 13 Friendship Street, invites all musicians to join the jam. Resfreshments provided; beer and wine for sale.
  • Bottomless Funk in Arts on the Hill, Friday, June 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites everyone to the free concert and serves refreshments at intermission.
  • Playin’ Possum at Rockville Chapel, 87 Old Rockland Street, Rockville, on Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. The Hynd family plays rock, country, bluegrass and folk.
  • Novel Jazz at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. The band celebrates the release of its fourth CD, “Ellington & Strayhorn Novellas,” with an evening of classic jazz in the library’s atrium, known for its sweet acoustics. $15 adults; $14 seniors; $7 ages 12 to 18; free under 12.
  • “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 pre-concert talks at 7 p.m.) on Friday, June 21, at Union Hall in Rockport; Saturday, June 22, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bangor; and Saturday, July 13, at United Farmers Market in Belfast. A 4 p.m. concert (with pre-concert talk at 3:30 p.m.) will be held Sunday, July14, at Old South Baptist Church in Cushing. Admission is $15, cash or check.
  • Young Stars of Maine Prizewinners Concert at Rockport Opera House, Sunday, June 23, 4 p.m. Free performance by the young musicians who won $1,000 each in Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School’s annual contest. They’re named at BayChamberConcerts.org.

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.
  • 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, JUNE 13:

  • Sneak Peek of “Chasing the Moon,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. A 38-minute clip from the Robert Stone film about the race to the moon is shown, then library director Patricia King will invite people to share their memories of the moon landing. The film premieries on PBS’ American Experience on July 8.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 — THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Men in Black: International,” The Secret Life of Pets 2,” “Rocketman.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Red Joan.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “All Is True.”

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • “Beat the Devil,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. June’s John Huston films continue with the satire about a couple stranded in Italy who seem average, but have less-than-honorable plans for laying claim to property in Africa that is supposedly rich with uranium.
  • “The Dressmaker,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. The “June Jumble” continues with the black comedy about a dressmaker (Kate Winslet) who returns to a small town to care for her ailing, mentally unstable mother (Judy Davis) – and to get revenge on some of the locals.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • “We Were an Island,” 1 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. Inspired by the book “We Were an Island: The Maine Life of Art and Nan Kellam,” the film imagines the Kellams’ life on Placentia, an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine, beginning with their arrival in 1949. With a talk-back featuring director Peter Logue and screenwriter Jahn Sood.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

  • Potluck and Film with Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, at Belfast Free Librarty. The group invites everyone to bring ethnic foods to share at the 5:30 p.m. potluck. “I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan” rolls at 6 p.m. The film follows Bryan, a 94-year-old poet and illustrator of over 50 children’s books, who also makes puppets and sea-glass windows inspired by his African heritage.
  • Met Live in HD Summer Encore: Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, 7 p.m at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reuites in this production of the opera based on Shakespeare’s play. $15 adults; $13 members; $5 under 19.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • National Theatre Live Encore: All About Eve, the play filmed at the West End in London, and starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is shown at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15 adults; $13 members; $5 under 19.

COMING UP:

  • “Mop Cap: An Alopecia Story,” Sunday, June 23, at 5:15 p.m., at Colonial Theatre, Belfast. The documentary shows Ann Hedly’s experience with alopecia, which causes hair loss and baldness, and explores themes of femininity, beauty, personal loss and transformation. After the film, there will be a discussion with Hedly and director Nicolle Littrell. $10.

ARTS

  • Crafters and Artists Sought for RiverFest, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle, on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rentals are $50; sellers keep all proceeds. To reserve: 563-3533 or stasnew@tidewater.net.
  • “Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show,” juried by Rockland artist Kim Barnard. Drop off entries at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, Rockland, on Friday, July 26, or Saturday, July 27. Bernard makes selections on July 27. Details are at MaineCoastalIslands.org.
  • Artists and Crafters Sought for Union Founders Day, Saturday, July 20. Rent a $10 table at Masonic Hall, on Sennebec Road (785-5114), or set up a 10-by-12-foot booth on Union Common for free. Union Historical Society invites people to show their quilts at People’s United Methodist Church on Depot Street: call 814-441-3068 or email rpb14@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13:

  • Block Printing Workshops in Waldoboro, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, through June 27, Winterberry Studio, 45 Storer Mountain Road. FMI: holly@hollyberrydesign.com.
  • Art at the Grill Summer Season Opening Reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Multimedia works by Lonie Laffely Ellis of Topsham, oils by Douglas Houle of Augusta, plein air pastels by Rebecca Shorb, and hors d’oeuvres, at Damariscotta River Grill, Main Street, Damariscotta.
  • “Watercolor Notecards” at Art Loft, Rockland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Led by Hilary Mank. Materials included. $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers; free for members.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • “Creating Your Map” at Art Loft in Rockland, 10 a.m. to noon. Kim Nicoll leads the creation of maps for places real or imagined. Hone your drawing skills and learn to use gouache. $20 drop-in fee; free for members. Also at the loft on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Sea Glass Jewelry,” led by Kristal Tripp. Learn the art of Egyptian wrapping using brass or silver wire. $35.
  • Reception for “Still Life/Wildlife” in Damariscotta, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road. The juried show runs to June 30.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Life Drawing Class in Camden, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Camden Lions Club. Bob Richardson will teach the art of quick “gesture drawings”; how to give volume to the figure; foreshortening; and perspective. $36. To register, email davidblanchard555@gmail.com or call 236-6468.
  • “From New York to Lincolnville,” a lecture by guest curator Susan Danly, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. She’ll tell how and why a group of young New York artists came to the midcoast in the 1950s, bringing along new ideas about modern art. Among them were Yvonne Jacquette and Bernard Langlais. $15 ($10 museum members).
  • “Getting Creative with Your iPhone, iPad or Android” at the Art Loft, Rockland, 1 to 3 p.m. Debbie Gay invites you to download $15 worth of apps available on iTunes – SuperimposeX, Procreate and Snapseed – then bring your device and a stylus to her class to learn how to combine your photos or stock photos to make one piece of amazing art. $35.
  • Meet Portland Artist Martha LaMarche at River Arts, 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her work hangs in the West Gallery to June 26. LaMarche works with oils, sometimes acrylics, and frequently introduces mica into her compositions. She painted with Portland’s Dooryard Collective. Her “Biology of Biography” won Best of Show at Maine Artist Collective’s “Form and Flow” exhibit in 2014. She’ll also be at River Arts on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • “Paint Night – Lighthouse Wine Glasses” at Art Loft, Rockland, from 4 to 7 p.m. Justin Kinney leads the BYOB class; feel free to bring a bottle to go with your two new glasses. All materials included. $35.

MONDAY, JUNE 17:

  • 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. June’s themes include birds, berries and blossoms and this week’s class looks at cedar waxwings and berries.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, meets at 2:30 p.m. at Thomaston Pubic Library. This month’s book is “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. July’s book is “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.
  • Block Printing Class at Art Loft in Rockland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Naomi Howe brings her large collection of materials you can use to make unique prints. You’ll learn techniques for creating art on your walls, on cards and on fabric. $25.
  • Maine Poetry Express Reading, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The public is invited to hear 12 community members recite poetry that explores themes of home, shelter and development. Belfast Poet Laureate Arielle Greenberg will lead the reading.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

  • “Seascapes – Watercolor Workshop,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Art Loft, Rockland. Mary Ann Heinzen gives a demo and leads exercises in painting flat and reflecting water scenes and surging seascapes. Beginner watercolor materials are provided; bring your own, if you have them. $35. Also at the loft on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Drawing with Naomi Howe.” Learn line work, shading, value and creating three-dimensional form using pen, chalk, pencil, Conte crayon and charcoal. $25.
  • Reception for Show of Photos by Former Associated Press Lensman, at Boothbay Harbor Opera House in the upstairs gallery, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet Peter Southwick at the free reception. The part-time Boothbay resident was the director of photography at the Boston Globe before retiring in 2017.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Reception for “RECYCLED: From the Waste Bin to the Wall,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Appleton Library. The show features works by Kathryn Adamsky, David Allen, Peter Conant, Eric Darling, Gene DiLorenzo, Jackie Dunham, Elisabeth Goodridge, Claire Horne, Vera Morrison, Abbie Read, Owen Shugard, and Lisa Mossel Vietze.
  • “Painting BIG!” at Rockland’s Art Loft, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kim Nicoll invites everyone to paint big and paint barefoot to explore and expand creative energy with full body movement and wonder. Wear something that can get messy with paint. $20 drop-in fee; free for members.

COMING UP:

  • Finch Gallery Season Opener, 16 Main Street, Belfast, on Friday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. New oil paintings by Jerri Finch, prints and cards, jewelry, and sculpture by Jay Hoagland.
  • Coming Up at Rockland’s Art Loft, Friday, June 21, 6 to 9 p.m., “Driftwood Jewelry Making,” and Saturday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., “Nautical – Watercolor Workshop.”
  • Weeklong Field Sketching Workshop in Rockland, at Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center, from Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sherrie York covers basic drawing and observational skills and techniques in the class for gardeners, journalers, artists and scientists. Participants of all abilities are welcome. $195 ($165 museum members).
  • Free Nature-Writing Workshops, at Midcoast Conservancy, 25 Friendship Road, Waldoboro, on six Tuesdays, starting June 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Melissa Barbour leads the classes on creative journaling, online production and more. Take as many classes as you want; class size is limited so register early: 389-5150, MidcoastConservancy.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. “Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship: Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen,” to June 19.
  • 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,” to February 9, 2020.
  • Maine Historical Society, Portland. “Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art,” to February 1, 2020.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” to June 16.

ONGOING:

  • 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

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • Tennis for Fun in Belfast, is offered to special-needs kids and adults training for the Special Olymics, from 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays through September at Belfast City Park. The program is run by volunteers. Learn more at TennisForFun.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Bird Walk at Founders Preserve in Waldoboro, 7 to 9 a.m. Ted Mohlie leads the 1.5-mile walk and discusses the basics of binocular use and bird identification and behaviors. Register online at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • LakeSmart Volunteer Training in Edgecomb, at Midcoast Conservancy, 290 Route 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All materials and a continental breakfast will be provided to new and returning volunteers for the program that offers free evaluations and info to homeowners about managing their waterfront homes and yards to prevent harmful runoff. Dress for the weather and bring lunch. Register at MaineLakeSociety.org.
  • Sheep Dog Demo and Tour of Two Coves Farm, in Harpswell, at 10 a.m. in the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Summer Outside 2019 series. Free and open to the public; registration is required: 666-3372. Details: FriendsOfMerrymeetingBay.org.
  • Dinner Paddle in Belfast, leaves Belfast Boathouse at 5 p.m. and heads across the bay to Young’s Lobster Pound for dinner. The return paddle will be in time for the setting sun and rising nearly full moon. Visit BelfastBayWatershed.org or call 338-1147 for weather updates.
  • Full Moon Paddle at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 8 to 10 p.m. See the “strawberry” moon (in honor of ripening berries) from canoes provided by the nature center after a 1.5-mile hike to Little Dyer Pond. Space is limited by the number of canoes, so registration is required: MidcoastConservancy.org. Bring a flashlight for the walk back.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

  • Volunteers Needed to Document Sea Level Impact on Shell Middens, with training (and pizza) offered 3 to 7 p.m. at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Education Center, 110 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. You’ll make regular visits to middens to take measuresments and record changes at least twice a month during warmer months. Register for the training at CoastalRivers.org. Those who can’t attend but want to volunteer should email SGladu@CoastalRivers.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Depart from Maine Sport Outfitters kiosk in Camden Harbor for a leisurely tour led by Registered Maine Guides. Paddling and safety instructions will be provided. Kids 10 and up are welcome, but must be with an adult. $20 includes kayaks; family discounts available. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Paces for PAWS 5K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk, Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. on the Belfast Rail Trail. The dog-friendly event is the second in a series of six by Run Belfast 2019. Details: RunBelfast.org.
  • Rockport Public Library 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m., starting at Rockport Opera House and ending at Rockport Harbor Marine Park. $20 to enter at RunSignUp.com by June 21, and $25 on race day.

HOME & GARDEN

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • Belfast Garden Club’s Annual Open Garden Days Begin, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. See the Japanese-inspired gardens of Karen Young and Paul Robie, 220 Upper Bluff Road, Northport, across from Mt. Percival Preserve. $5 admission at the garden; $30 for a nine-garden pass at Aubuchon Hardware, Left Bank Books and The Good Table, all in Belfast. Details are at BelfastGardenClub.org.
  • Program on Managing Woodlands with Birds in Mind, 2 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. Sally Stockwell will introduce Forestry for Maine Birds, an approach that integrates bird conservation into forest managment and planning. After the talk, she’ll lead a walk in the woods at Cameron Mountain, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville. Learn more about Forestry for Maine Birds at MaineAudubon.org.
  • Bird Talk in Damariscotta, 3 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, 35 Schooner Street. Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox will describe Maine’s constantly changing bird populations Free and open to all.
  • 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. June 14: Lakes 101 (optional in-depth session extends to 6:30 p.m.), Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville; June 28: Septic System Care and Maintenance, and a Bit About Soils, Kermit S. Nickerson School; 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. For more information, visit WaldoCountySoilAndWater.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • “Making of an Arboretum,” 10 a.m. at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Arborists Nancy Caudle-Johnson and Douglas Johnson of Treekeepers LLC give a presentation, then lead a walk to the Kitty Todd Arboretum Enhancement Project.
  • “Sharing and Creating Habitat” Tour, 1 to 3 p.m. at Ravenwood, in Searsmont, with 172 acres, 12 of them dedicated to human habitation. Take in permaculture practices, garden irrigation, tree leaf fodder, forest pigs, pollinator gardens, and a moldering gap composting toilet. Sign up at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Tour John T. Beverage Homestead, 1 to 4 p.m. Thomaston Historical Society offers the self-guided tour of the 1885 Italianate-style house at 33 Hyler Street, where docents will point out architectural details inside and outside. Refreshments will be offered. $10 admission; $8 THS members; free for kids 12 and under.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

  • Program on Practical Perennial Garden Design, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer teaches how to work through the design process to create the right garden for a variety of settings. He’ll cover soil and environmental conditions and how to select and organizae plants in the outdoor program. $5.

COMING UP:

  • Four-Day Timber Framing Course, Friday to Monday, July 5 to 8, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Eight students will complete a timber frame, taking part in every step, from harvesting trees to banging in the last nail. $500 ($450 for Midcaost Conservancy and MOFGA members). Learn more at MidcoastConservancy.org.

FOOD & DRINK

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Clam Spectacular in Waldoboro, 4 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 50 Mill Street. $15 tickets include a cup of chowder, steamers, corn on the cob, and a roll. Craft beer from Odd Alewives will be for sale. Hosted by Waldoboro Public Library.
  • Baked Bean Supper in Thomaston, 5 p.m. at Williams-Brazier American Legion Hall, 37 Watts Lane. Homemade baked Maine soldier beans, natural-casing hot dogs, coleslaw, chop suey, rolls or brown bread, sweet and sour pickles, and assorted desserts. $8 adults; $5 kids;$25 families.
  • Steak Supper in Washington, at Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Steak to order, baked potato, vegetable, salad, biscuits, dessert and beverages. $15 adults; $8 kids, who can also opt for free hot dogs, rolls and chips.
  • Community Supper at Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, 5 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, rolls and dessert. $8 adults, $4 kids. The thrift shop opens at 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • Free Father’s Day Breakfast in Belfast, at Redman Hall, 153 Main Street, from 8 to 10 a.m. With a full menu and door prizes.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Full Plates Full Potential Benefit at Whitehall Inn, 52 High Street, Camden, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With hors d’oeuvres from Rockland’s Cafe Miranda and a cash bar. Tickets are $45 and available at CafeMiranda.com or the door. Full Plates Full Potential, based in Portland, works to end child hunger in Maine.
  • “Thai to Go,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Explore the textures and flavors of Thai cuisine, and its quick cooking times and easy prep, which make it ideal for pack-and-go meals. $10. Register by calling 921-3950 or go to JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Communi-Tea at Thomaston Public Library, Friday, June 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the first day of summer with a cup of tea and some sweets and savories. Bring a personal-care item for the food pantry.
  • Public Supper in Curtis Hall at First Congregational Church of Searsport, Friday, June 21, 5 p.m. The Women’s Fellowship serves ham, salad and homemade pies for $9.
  • FDA Food Safety Certification Workshop, 20 hours spread over Wednesday to Friday, June 26 to 28. $250 for Maine businesses ($500 out-of-state) includes meals and all training materials. Register by June 19 on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension website.

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, rain or shine. 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 June 14 music will be by Gardenia.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, JUNE 14:

  • Camden Public Library Book Sale, Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the library and outside at the Blue Door Book Shed next to the parking lot. Books for all ages and tastes. Tables will be restocked each evening.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Trunk Sale at Waldo County General Hospital, 118 Northport Avenue, Belfast, from 8 a.m. to noon. Pack your trunk with junk and park at the rain-or-shine sale for a $15 fee that goes to Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County; canopy tents also welcome. Sellers must register in advance: 930-2677, hvowc1@gmail.com.
  • Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). Booths stuffed with merchandise plus fresh-baked goods and breakfast casseroles. Sponsored by United Christian Church. FMI: humm@midcoast.com, 785-3521.
  • Vintage Postcard Show in Searsport, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 8 Church Street. Thousands of vintage postcards, maps, photographs, sheet music, and paper ephemera. Free appraisals of paper collectibles will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is $2.
  • Yard & Bake Sale at Village Church, Route 220 in Washington, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of donated goods, a lobster drawing and free coffee. Proceeds help pay for a new roof. Rain date is Saturday, June 22.
  • Second Annual Union Fair Gigantic Lawn Sale, at the Union fairgrounds, just off Route 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is Sunday. Table rentals are $25; setup starts at 6 a.m. To register, email UnionFairLawnSale@gmail.com. Admission will be $3; free under 13.

COMING UP:

  • Craft Fair at Owls Head Community Building, Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Works by local artisans.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 13:

  • Creative Art Crew at Rockland Public Library: Fairies, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Celebrate National Fairy Day. Miss Katie will teach you how to draw, cut, glue and dress a Popsicle-stick fairy. Creative Art Crew welcomes children and adults.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • Art Workshop for Children and Families in Rockland, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center, at Union and Grace streets. Artist Mark Kelly and his three teenage daughters will lead participants in making a large-scale artwork. $10 ($7 museum members). Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Preparing for Childbirth Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Join doula and childbirth educator Leah Kohlstrom to learn about planning for delivery, the stages of labor, and caring for your newborn. $60 covers mom and partner: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Free Summer Golf Clinics for Youth, at Northport Golf Club, 581 Bluff Road, eight Saturdays, starting June 15. Girls and boys ages 7 to 14 meet 10 to 11 a.m. Those 15 and over meet 11 a.m. to noon. Led by Robb Herron, PGA. Call 338-2270 to register.
  • Carver Memorial Library Summer Reading Challenge, Searsport. The theme is “A Universe of Stories” and readers of all ages are invited to delve into books celebrating outer space, exploration and the imagination. Stop by the library for a brochure with instructions, a reading log, and the list of summer events and activities.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • Free Admission for Fathers at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, and kids will get a chance to create a craft for their father or grandfather.

MONDAY, JUNE 17:

  • Sprouts Camp at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, with weekly sessions June 17 to 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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 Jubilant June!” with a focus on birds, berries and flowers.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

  • Students Creating Coin Trail in Belfast, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium of Captain Albert W. Stevens Elementary School. Classes are competing to bring in the most coins to benefit the Pendleton Stewardship Fund, which provides an annual internship for a local student to build, maintain and monitor Waldo County trails. The public is invited to view the coin trail from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • “Junior Adventurers: Knots” at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, starts at 11 a.m. and lasts half an hour to an hour. Kids will hear a reading of “Look! I Can Tie My Shoes,” tie sailors’ knots, make knot jewelry, and go on a scavenger hunt looking for knots around the museum. It is included with museum admission.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • “Rising Sun(flowers)” at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to plant sunflowers in the library’s garden and take one home, too.

COMING UP:

  • Northern Stars Planetarium at Thomaston Public Library, Friday, June 21, at 11 a.m. John Meader brings his inflatable planetarium and presents a program called “Galaxies.” Kids under 6 must be with a parent or guardian. Latecomers cannot be accommodated.
  • Family Solstice Celebration on Sears Island, Friday, June 21, 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sears Island, at the end of Sears Island Road, off Route 1, east of Searsport village. Live fiddle music, solstice readings and a sun-themed procession. All are invited to wear festive garb. Bring food or buy burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs from Searsport Lions Club and ice cream from Stone Fox Farm Creamery. No grills or pets are permitted on the island. Bring blankets or lawn chairs as there are no picnic tables. The event is free; a donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is suggested to support Friends of Sears Island’s education and conservation efforts. The Friends of Sears Island Facebook page will have weather updates.
  • Pirate Rendezvous on Main Street in Damariscotta, Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities and games, a bounce house, popcorn, and an 11 a.m. parade to launch the Pirate Kids Costume Contest at Schooner Landing. The event benefits the Blessings in a Backpack program at Jefferson Village School. The Rendezvous still needs volunteers and sponsors: 242-9300.
  • Rockland Public Library Summer Reading Program, opens June 22, with sign-up all day in the Children’s Room. This summer’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and the program for all ages runs through August 10. A presentation for kids in grades three to six, “The Wonderful Sky,” will start at 11 a.m.
  • “40 Days of Summer” at Thomaston Public Library, now in its sixth year, runs Mondays to Fridays, June 24 to August 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free program, open to all kids who’ve 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 on the first day a child attends: thomaston.lib.me.us.
  • “Summer with the Past” Sessions, for kids ages 7 to 11, offered by Lincoln County Historical Association. The first weeklong session, at Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, runs Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28. The second session will be at the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset, Monday to Friday, August 5 to 9. Details are at LincolnCountyHistory.org.

ONGOING:

  • 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: StoryTime 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: Baby Time with Miss Katie on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour and Crafts on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Lego Club third Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m. 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

THURSDAY, JUNE 13:

  • Warren High School Alumni Association Annual Potluck, at Warren Odd Fellows Hall, Routes 1 and 90, with a social hour at 5 p.m. and supper at 6 p.m. Eva Murry will give a 6 p.m. program about living on Matinicus Island, “You Can Get There from Here, Sometimes!”
  • Maine AllCare Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Dr. Phil Caper gives an update on health care bills before the Maine Legislature.
  • Waldo County Republican Committee Meeting, 7 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. The speaker will be Julie Rabinowitz, director of policy and communication for Maine People Before Politics.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15:

  • AARP Driver Safety Class at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Designed for older drivers. Those who complete the course may be eligible for a reduction in their car insurance premiums. Limited to 20 drivers age 50 or older. $20 ($15 AARP members). Bring a bag lunch. Registration: 563-3221.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

  • Six-Class Series at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, starts June 16, and runs from 8 to 10:15 a.m. The Rev. John Nieman will teach the history, practices and liturgy of the Episcopal Church. Learn more at StMargaretsBel-fast.org or call 338-2412.
  • Third Sunday Sit at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Rockland, from 9 a.m. to noon. Alternate periods of sitting meditation (25 minutes) and walking meditation (five minutes). There is a timekeeper but no instruction. All meditation traditions are honored. Open to the public by donation.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group in Rockland, 3 to 4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

  • CloudLibrary at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to download and use CloudLibrary, which lets residents use their library card to download ebooks and audiobooks free of charge to phones and tablets. Free. Call 594-0310 to register.
  • “Tracing Your Family Tree” at Lincolnville Community Library, 7 p.m. Maine State Library genealogist B.J. Jamieson presents the free program and shows how people can use tools available at the library, such as Ancestry and My Heritage, to conduct rsesearch.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Solstice Yoga & Singing Bowls, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street, Rockland. Celebrate the longest and lightest day of the year with gentle yoga, meditation and relaxation, all to the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls. Open to the public by donation.
  • Lincoln County Democrats to Meet, 6:30 p.m., Community Room of Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. Updates from Laura Fortman of Nobleboro, commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor, and Thomas Abello of Edgecomb, Gov. Janet Mills’ senior policy advisor for natural resources and transportation.

COMING UP:

  • Free “Preparing Your Estate Plan” Class at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, 11 a.m. Learn from a lawyer and a financial advsior what to consider when creating a will, the benefits of trusts, how to reduce taxes on estates, and the value of insurance from a lawyer and a financial advsior. Register by June 19: 372-8961.
  • Volunteers Needed for Midcoast Recovery Coalition Spring Cleaning, at Friends House in Rockland, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. Help spruce up the recovery home. Email Denise@MidcoastRecovery.org.

ONGOING:

  • 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, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records, more.
  • 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-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 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.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • 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, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 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, 6-8 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 & Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS 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, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 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, 322-4500.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 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.
  • 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.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street (Route 1), Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. 230-0042.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-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.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 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, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-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.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • 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.