Gabriel Baldwin — son of Peter Baldwin of Baldwin Apple Ladders; and former Belfast Poet Laureate Elizabeth Garber, acupuncturist and writer — will present workshops at the Freedom Makers Studio and The Playhouse in Belfast.

After transitioning out of a successful career as an engineer and consultant in the field of energy efficiency and green construction, Baldwin teaches mindfulness — something he first encountered as a teen — in public schools, afterschool programs and camps in greater Boston and beyond.

Friday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, Baldwin will lead Growing Compassion and Calm: Mindfulness for Young and Old, a special offering for all ages, at Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St. in the village. Cost is $10; $5 for those age $5 4 to 19; and free for younger children. To register, call 322-6553 or email

On Sunday afternoon, April 29, Baldwin will lead a free Belfast Meditation Retreat for all ages at The Playhouse, 107 Church St. in downtown Belfast. Space is limited, so registration is required via EventBrite.

For more information about Baldwin and his work, visit

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