BELFAST — Midcoast Conservancy invites anyone to gather at Steamboat Landing Park, 34 Commercial St., Saturday, July 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for a relaxing and transformative deep sound meditation performed by renowned Midcoast instrument maker and musician Jim Doble. Doble uses multiple ancient Chinese gongs and other instruments to create a unique musical mediation experience.

Doble says of his practice, “In group sessions, I ‘bathe’ the attendees with sound. Using mostly gongs, along with an assortment of singing bowls, tuning forks, and instruments that I’ve made, I modulate the intensity of the sound experience to bring both movement and relaxation to the psyche. There is something especially meaningful that happens during a transformative shared group experience like this.”

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required in order to provide additional details and any necessary schedule updates due to weather. Donations are graciously accepted. To register, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events-list/gong-bathing-in-belfast.

Midcoast Conservancy is a vibrant regional land trust that works to protect vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and to inspire wonder and action on behalf of all species and the Earth. The organization works throughout the Sheepscot River, Medomak River, and Damariscotta Lake watersheds. Midcoast Conservancy manages more than 13,000 acres in 55 preserves and 95 miles of trails, including Hidden Valley, a preserve with cabin and outdoor recreation equipment rentals and a low-impact forestry program. Community members can get involved in the organization’s work as volunteers with water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, fish passage projects, forestry and oyster farming or outdoor recreation and education. For more information, go to midcoastconservancy.org or call (207) 389-5150.