David Estey of Belfast will discuss and sign his new memoir “Whoop and Drive ’er — Growing up in Aroostook County, Maine” Thursday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum, Route 1 in Searsport; and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Carver Hill Gallery, Main Street in downtown Rockland.

“A humorous labor of love” is how Estey describes his new illustrated memoir about colorful family members, friends and characters he experienced while growing up in Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle and Belfast. The memoir begins in Aroostook, but Estey attended the Rhode Island School of Design, traveled throughout Europe, was in the army, worked for the IRS and lived in the South, before returning to Maine for a second career as an award-winning artist. Estey’s paintings will be on display for the Searsport event and he has work at Carver Hill, as well.

The 144-page memoir includes 41 photos or drawings and paintings Estey did over the years. It will be available in the Penobscot Museum store, as well as at Left Bank Books in Belfast and other local stores; directly from Estey; via maineauthorspublishing.com and amazon.com; and at the book discussions and signings. Another is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1, at Beyond the Sea at Lincolnville Beach.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.