NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6:

• Presentation on Maine Peregrine Program, an online webinar at noon, hosted by Merryspring Nature Center. Wildlife biologist Erynn Call discusses the state’s program to restore peregrine falcons’ ecological role in Maine, as well as enable the public to enjoy this charismatic species throughout the state and beyond. In this online talk, Call will cover the history, progress, current status, and diverse array of partnerships involved in the success of the Maine Peregrine Program. Call is the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife raptor specialist and leads efforts to better understand and conserve birds of prey. Call is in the early stages of developing the Maine Owl Pellet Project. Both endeavors rely upon diverse partnerships and the talent and passion of community scientists. This talk is part of the Online Summer Talk series at Merryspring Nature Center. Email info@merryspring.org to register. Zoom links are sent on the morning of each program. Attendance is free for all.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7:

• Free Afternoon Tours of Aldermere Farm, in Rockport. Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers fall tour hours on Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, starting at 3:30 p.m. Tours begin at the farmhouse, 20 Russell Avenue, and are led by volunteer docents who share the history of the 200-year-old saltwater farm. Meet Aldermere’s iconic belted Galloway herd. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Registration is required. Learn more at aldermere.org or by calling 236-2739.

• “Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding” with Author Nathan Lipfert, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Lipfert discusses the history of Maine shipyards and shipbuilders and the vessels they built, concentrating on the 200 years since statehood. His presentation will be based on his research for his recent book, Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding: A Visual History. This in-person event is free and open to all.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:

• The Role of Detection Dogs in Wildlife Research and Conservation, the Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” series of nature programs at Camden Public Library continues at

6:30 p.m., with a look at how detection dogs are being trained to assist with wildlife research and conservation efforts. The talk will feature Lindsay Ware, founder of Science Dogs of New England, and animal behaviorist Dr. Cheryl Frederick. The program will be offered to a live audience in the library’s Picker Room and simultaneously on Zoom. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to reserve your spot in the live audience, or visit the “What’s Happening” calendar at librarycamden.org to register for a Zoom link to attend remotely.

• Bread and Puppet Circus to Perform in Belfast, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Steamboat Landing Park. The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex theater pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover, Vermont. This year’s touring circus show, Apocalypse Defiance, “confronts intolerable circumstances with satire and celebration – and giant puppets!” In keeping with Bread and Puppet tradition, there will be free bread for the audience and a hat passed for donations.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:

• Free Historic Walking Tours of Camden, at 4 p.m. every Friday through September 16. Meet in the Camden Public Library’s Children’s Garden for a stroll to explore several historic sites in downtown Camden, including the Camden Public Library grounds and Amphitheatre. Learn about the town’s people, places, and industries. The tour ends at the Village Green. Free, and for all ages. Donations accepted to benefit the library.

• Waldo County Triad Annual Auction, at Redman’s Hall, 153 Main Street, Belfast, with a 5 p.m. preview and 5:45 p.m. auction. Gift certificates, furniture, jewelry, art, antiques, 50/50 raffle, and food concessions available. For more info, call Waldo County Triad at 866-426-7555.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

• The Great Event, hosted by Stockton Springs Community Library, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the library and town office. The celebration of the spirit of community features a giant yard sale, live music, barbecue, bake sale, homemade donuts, strawberry shortcake, children’s activities, and more. There are still some spaces available in the yard sale. Spaces are $30. Crafters and organizations are welcome. For more information, call SSCL at 567-4147 or visit stocktonspringslibrary.org.

• Heritage Day with the Washington Historical Society, from 9 a.m. to

1 p.m. at 263 Razorville Road, Washington. At 10 a.m., Kevin Johnson from Penobscot Marine Museum will present “A Peek into the Cunningham Brothers’ Collection.” The Cunningham brothers were photographers from Washington responsible for many of the postcards and portraits from the early 1900s in the Washington area. Razorville Hall, the historical society’s museum, and the Town House will be open. Pie slices will be for sale from the annual pie contest.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

• Memorial Poetry Reading for Karie Friedman, 2 p.m. Belfast Free Library and the Office of the Belfast Poet Laureate present the Memorial Poetry Reading featuring poems by Montville poet Friedman (1940-2017) in the Abbott Room at the library. The event celebrates the life and influence of this poet who died suddenly five years ago. Friedman influenced many local poets. A native of Los Angeles and a longtime summer resident of Maine, she moved to Montville in 2005. In 2008 she established the poetry critique group “The Poets Table,” which met in members’ homes and in the basement of the Belfast Historical Museum. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review and elsewhere. The following former members of “The Poets Table” will be sharing memories and reading some of Friedman’s poems as well as their own: Belfast Poet Laureate Judy Kaber, Jackie Ascrizzi, Sharon Bray, Shirley Glubka, Betsy Headly, Leslie Moore, and Rhoda Neshama Waller. Some recent books by these poets will be for sale. There will also be a chance to donate to a fund to support local poetry in Friedman’s name. The public is welcome.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Author Kathleen Stone at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, at 10 a.m., in its Chats with Champions series. Stone is the author of They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men. Stone takes readers back to the 20th century to see how women built fulfilling careers in an era when women were expected to stay home. Before becoming a writer, Stone worked as a lawyer — law clerk to a federal judge, a litigation partner in a law firm, and senior counsel at a financial institution. She also taught seminars on American law in six foreign countries, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Currently, she co-hosts Booklab, a literary salon in Boston, and is on the board of directors of Biographers International. Chats with Champions is a free community offering.

• Outdoor Program on Maine’s Mammals and Their Unique Adaptations, at noon at Merryspring Nature Center, on the Camden-Rockport line on Route 1. Wildlife educator Laura Craver-Rogers asks and answers: What makes a beaver so successful? Why are black bears so hard to find? How does one discern fox and bobcat tracks? The program will explore how Maine’s mammal species each have their own roles to fill in nature, what features make them so successful at living through the seasons, their different habitats, and ways to identify some native species. This presentation will be filled with fun facts, furs, skulls, scat, and other animal artifacts and is an excellent introduction to Maine’s native wildlife. Admission is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members.

• Elizabeth Garber Releases New Memoir, 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Sailing at the Edge of Disaster follows the journey of Oceanics School students and faculty as they motor their limping ship – the once-magnificent yacht formerly owned by General Post heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post – out of Miami to begin the grand itinerary their charismatic 25-year-old school director envisioned. As the voyage unfolds, Garber discovers the rigors, joys, and triumphs of being at sea. Her book chronicles a transformative year in the throes of late adolescence that leads to courage, grace, and a reclamation of selfhood. Reservations are recommended for this free event and can be made by contacting Left Bank Books at 338-9009 or info@leftbankbookshop. Garber’s talk will be recorded and available to view on BCTV and the library’s YouTube channel.

MUSIC

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7:

• Ukes Rock Band at Rockport Masonic Center, from 6 to 7 p.m. This is the final concert date for 2022. Free to the public, with the hat passed for the band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Burger and hot dog plates with a side, chips, drink and ice cream will be available for $10. There will also be a 50-50 raffle drawn. The center is located at 361 Main Street. Rain moves it indoors. For more info, call Jeff Sukeforth at 691-2270.

• Belfast Cabaret Open Mic, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Belfast Maskers Playhouse, 17 Court Street, Belfast. Singers, instrumentalists, story performers – seasoned and new –– and listeners and onlookers are invited to the open mic. Practice new or old material before a live audience with piano accompanist Lincoln Blake and guitarist Dave Clarke. Bring music charts or lead sheets in your key or browse their resources. Blake will be available for singer practice at 6:30 p.m. All attendees pay $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, contact Kathleen at BelfastCabaret@gmail.com. Next date is Wednesday, September 21.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:

• Gawler Family Band in Rockport, 6 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Arts on the Hill program brings the band to Beech Hill Preserve in the summer concert series. Rain date is September 9. The Gawlers are a folk-singing, fiddle-playing family from the heart of Maine. Bring a picnic dinner for the concert on top of Beech Hill. All performances are free and open to all ages, but leave dogs at home.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:

• Ukulele with Ando Anderson in Belfast, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Belfast Free Library hosts the free beginner’s ukulele lesson with Anderson in the Abbott Room. Bring a ukulele if you have one. Anderson will have copies of his new book, Playing the Uke with Ando, available to purchase at the program. This program is free and open to all. Call the library 338-3884, ext. 10, if you need more information.

• The Skatalites at Strand Theatre, in downtown Rockland, at 7:30 p.m. This year marks the 57th anniversary of The Skatalites, whose original members played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com or call 594-0070.

• SoundCheck: The Dinallos, 7:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Boston roots veterans and husband-and-wife pair Michael Dinallo and Juliet Simmons Dinallo offer classic pop-rock songcraft. Choose-your-own reserved seats ($10, advance purchase encouraged) via camdenoperahouse.com or 236-3154) plus free Facebook livestream.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

• Mid Coast Community Band to Play 9/11 Memorial Concert, 4 p.m. at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Saint George Lodge 132, 7 Elementary School Road, Tenants Harbor. The Mid Coast Community Band is a 25-piece concert band formed in 1986 and is currently under the direction of JoAnne Parker. A gospel choir will accompany the band. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted in support of the band.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Down East Singers’ Fall Semester Begins, with rehearsals starting Tuesday, September 13, at 6:45 p.m., at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Rehearsals will continue Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. through December 6. The ensemble will prepare “Noël Français,” a program of French-Canadian and European French holiday music in collaboration with the folk ensemble Ti-Acadie. Performances will be on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheatre, cosponsored by the Camden Public Library; Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Watts Hall in Thomaston; and Sunday, December 11, at

2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. In case of rain, the October 16 concert will be held October 23. Down East Singers is open to all community members, and new singers are welcome. The membership fee is $75, payable either through the website or by mail. High school students sing for free. Music for the semester will be provided at the first rehearsal. Evidence of vaccination will be required for all members, and N95 or KN95 masks must be worn at rehearsals. To register or find out more, visit downeastsingers.org or call 619-0423.

COMING UP:

• James Montgomery Band at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, on Friday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m., with special guest saxophonist Deric Dyer (a former member of the Joe Cocker and Tina Turner bands). Bluesman Montgomery has played countless sessions and toured over the years with the likes of Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and many others. Advance discounted tickets are $25, available only from the box office at 633-5159. Regular tickets are $30, and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com. All seats are general admission.

FILM

COMING UP:

• Film Screening from POV by PBS, Rockland Public Library presents a screening of Winter’s Yearning by Sidse Torstholm, Sturla Pilskog, Are Kvalnes Pilskog, Vibeke Vogel, and Emile Hertling Péronard, on Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all. In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, Winter’s Yearning follows the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stymied youth. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people await their plant and, with it, the nation’s possible first step towards sovereignty. This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). This program will be shown simultaneously in the library’s Community Room and via Zoom; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street. For more information or for links to attend via Zoom, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on September 15 and identify the event in the subject line.

ARTS

• Call for Artists for Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art in Maine, to be held at the foundation gallery October 8 to November 13. Art in Maine “presents a fresh and selective look at the fine art being created by Maine artists today, showcasing originality in the media of painting, drawing and sculpture.” Submission deadline is Friday, September 23, and the opening reception is Saturday, October 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Over $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. The prospectus and other details can be found at boothbayartists.org. Works will be juried by artist Kathleen Galligan, who is represented by Portland’s Greenhut Gallery and Littlefield Gallery in Winterport.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:

• Writing a “Legacy Letter” Workshop with Jay Sherwin, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Rockland Public Library hosts the free, public workshop. A legacy letter (also called an “ethical will”) is a written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values, and transmit your thoughts to future generations. A legacy letter is not a formal legal document or a full-length memoir; it’s a brief personal statement, typically just a few pages. Sherwin will introduce the concept of legacy letters and help you craft your own legacy letter. It includes discussion and a few brief writing exercises. Sherwin will offer advice to help you complete your legacy letter, share it with loved ones and preserve it for future generations. The class will include the opportunity to share your work, ask questions, and get feedback. Sherwin’s program seeks to make this daunting task more accessible. For more information or for Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on September 8 with the subject line “Legacy Letter Workshop.”

• “The Beauty of Spinning: The Love of Fiber and the Tools that Create It,” 7 p.m. Wessaweskeag Historical Society hosts it in the society’s meeting room, just behind the South Thomaston Library at the corner of Route 73 and Dublin Road. It will follow a potluck supper, which begins at 6 p.m. The public is invited to both the program and the potluck. The speaker is Jan Cunningham, a retired OR Nurse who worked at Pen Bay Medical Center for many years and currently lives in Camden. She will share her passion for spinning, along with her stories and the antique wheels she is bringing with her.

• “Touchstones” Fiber Workshops and Retreat, this Thursday to Sunday, September 8 to 11, at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Searsport. A program of intensive four-day workshops that make up the core of a retreat that reflects the values and practices that guide Fiber College of Maine, including the belief that in order to thrive, human beings need to be creative. 2022 workshops include Cordwainer Shoemaking with Molly Grant; Rust Dyeing with Samantha Verrone; Creative Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller; Wild Art (using art supplies sourced from the landscape) with Nick Neddo; Modern Sculptural Weaving with Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher; and Gee’s Bend Quilting Retreat with Stella Mae Pettway and China Pettway. All meals will be prepared from scratch in the outdoor kitchen. For full details and to sign up, go to makersguildmaine.org/fiber-college or call Astrig Tanguay at 930-5919.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:

• “Works from the Studio” Opens at Bremen Library, from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring paintings from a studio class taught by Ronald Frontin. Many artists will be on hand to discuss their work at the opening. The show is available for viewing during regular library hours, Tuesday through Saturday, until October 1. Refer to the library website for hours and directions.

• Reception for Two Rockland Artists in Tenants Harbor, 5 to 7 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main Street. For an exhibition of photography by James Keller and of abstract felted wool hangings by Judith M. Daniels, both residents of Rockland. The show began August 30 and runs through September 26. All art sale proceeds benefit library community programs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

• Reception for ArtFeeds, an exhibition and online silent auction of a collection of 30 wooden bowls to support AIO’s food, energy, weekend meal and diaper assistance programs, at Page Gallery in Camden from 4 to 6 p.m. Thirty midcoast artists have created their own bowl or worked with a wooden bowl carved and donated by residents of the Maine State Correctional Facility’s industries program. The only direction for the artists was to “create something that represents the community taking care of one another with food,” according to Joe Ryan, executive director of AIO. ArtFeeds Artists-in-Action Against Food Insecurity is a collaboration amongst artists, Page Gallery and the Maine State Correctional Facility, coming together to highlight and support AIO’s programs. The exhibition is displayed September 3-10. The online silent auction also opened September 3 and runs the length of the exhibition, culminating in this Saturday’s reception. Final bids are due by 6 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

• Black Coffee: A Conversation with Ellen Bass, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. In conversation with The Poets Corner cofounder Meg Weston, Bass will talk about the craft of poetry, her creative process, influences, and recurring themes that appear in her poems and intrigue her in the poems of others. She’ll read from her various collections, including the most recent, Indigo. Bass’s poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Among her awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, and The California Arts Council, The Lambda Literary Award, and three Pushcart prizes. To register for the reading, head to thepoetscorner.org.

HOME & GARDEN

• Tickets on Sale for MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair, September 23, 24 and 25, in Unity, in-person again after two years of virtual fairs and reworked to reduce congestion and long lines. Hundreds of exhibitors and activities centered around sustainable living, from fiber arts to green building, live music, children’s activities, food, and more. $15 for adults; $12 ages 65+; $12 for ages 13-17; free for children 12 and under; free for persons with disabilities and one attending person. Volunteers receive free admission for the day of their four-hour volunteer shift, plus a Common Ground Country Fair T-shirt. MOFGA members receive complimentary tickets based on membership level. Learn more at mofga.org.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6:

• Chalk the Walk “Back to School” with Rockport Public Library, at 4 p.m. outside the library. Decorate the sidewalk with what you love about school. This event is free and open to all. In the event of rain, it will be rescheduled for a date to be determined.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

• Kites and Ice Cream on Beech Hill, Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts the popular end-of-summer event, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Free kites will be provided to registered children, along with a coupon for a complimentary ice cream cone (ice cream will also be for sale for all of you big kids). To register your child, go to coastalmountains.org. An adult must accompany participating children throughout the event. The rain date is Sunday, September 18.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

• Sunflower Circle Song Series: Songs & Stories with Jennifer Armstrong, 1 to 3 p.m. at Belfast City Park, below the playground. Free, all ages welcome. Join Armstrong with her fiddle and bagpipes for some songs and stories at the Sunflower Circle. For more info, contact Chelsea: 504-0813 or joyfulbodies@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Washington Co-ed K-2 Soccer Sign-Ups, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Registration includes T-shirt, medal, and after-season pizza party. Washington residents: $25, with family limit of $35. Non-residents: $30, with family limit of $40. Weekly practice will be after school at Prescott Memorial School, with the day of the week TBA. Games will be on Saturdays in Warren (games scheduled by Warren Recreation Director John Leach). Coaches are needed. The coach will teach teamwork and listening skills as well as basics of the game of soccer. All coaches will have a free background check. The Washington Recreation Committee will provide support with soccer sign-ups, ordering T-shirts and medals.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Puppy Raisers Wanted, by the Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which is looking for people in the midcoast willing to take in a puppy for 14 to 16 months to teach it basic skills and socialization. Puppy classes are held in Belfast. Raisers receive ongoing, local support every step of the way and free veterinary care. Email for details: maineregion@guidingeyes.net.

WEDNESDAY, SETPEMBER 7:

• Knox County Retired Educators to Meet, at 11:30 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. If you are a retired person who worked any job that helped students in the school setting – bus driver, custodian, secretary, support staff, teacher, administrator, coach – you’re invited to join the group. For more info, call 594-4397.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:

• Bird Time on the Coast, a series of walks offered by Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, based in Rockland, has returned for the season, with the opener this Thursday from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Weskeag Marsh. Trip leader is Kate Doiron. Shorebird migration is in full swing by now and there should be plenty of shorebirds cruising the marsh, fueling up for their fall migration. Herons and egrets may also put on a fishing clinic as they chase down small fish trapped inside the front pannes (pools). Most of the birding will be done from the parking lot area, however there will be a brief walk out to the platform where viewers may see a few migrating songbirds in the woods. For a link to the full list of dates, times, locations and to register for walks, go to MaineCoastIslands.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

• Waldo County Humane Society Rabies Vaccination Clinic, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Troy Town Office, 129 Rogers Road, Troy. Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital will be the attending veterinarian. Vaccines are free to Waldo County residents and $7 for out-of-county residents. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in carriers. For more information, call 852-5033 or 323-6308.

• Friends of the Rockland Public Library’s Book and Bake Sale, returns to the Flanagan Community Center in Rockland, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with early-bird shopping for Friends members starting at 8:30 a.m. Choose from thousands of gently used volumes at affordable prices. The sale offers everything from contemporary and classic fiction in several genres to coffee table tomes and books on dozens of nonfiction topics. Books, audiobooks, music CDs, and movies for adults and children also are available at the sale. Those interested in special collectible books can stroll up the hill to discover a collection for sale at The Book Stop on the lower level of the Rockland Public Library. The bake sale will offer homemade treats of cookies, cakes, muffins, brownies, and other sweets. The Flanagan Community Center is at 61 Limerock Street. To take advantage of the early-bird shopping, join the Friends immediately at the sale.

• Two Info Sessions on Becoming a Conservation Monitor, one this Saturday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the second on Wednesday, September 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., both at the Midcoast Conservancy Office, 290 Route 1 in Edgecomb. Each fall Midcoast Conservancy property monitors trek through deep forests, along streams and at scenic homesteads, on the 14,000 acres of land under Midcoast Conservancy’s stewardship. This ensures that there have been no timber trespasses, dumping, or other activities that hurt ecological integrity and harm wildlife habitat. Monitors are trained by staff, given background information on each property to guide them, and then sent off into the woods to explore and document what they find. Midcoast Conservancy is looking for people interested in becoming property monitors and joining the community of volunteers that make the conservation work possible. Anyone interested in becoming a monitor is encouraged to contact Stewardship Manager Isobel Curtis at isobel@midcoastconservancy.org or 389-5163.

• Paddle up the Passagassawakeag, 10 a.m. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites everyone for a paddle up the Passagassawakeag River. Paddle your canoe or kayak up the Passagassawakeag with the help of the rising tide, past an eagle nest to Head of Tide. When the tide turns, let it take you back down to Belfast. Meet trip guide Tom Murphy at the Belfast Boathouse at 10 a.m. Bring your boat, paddle, PFD, water, lunch, protection from rain, sun, and wind. Binoculars optional. Trip depends on weather. The trip is limited to 12 boats. Call Murphy to register: 603-528-4777.

• Wellness Weekend in the Woods, this Saturday and Sunday, at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Nia Dance workshop will be held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout meant to connect body, mind and soul. Forest Bathing will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Forest therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. In Japan it is called shinrin yoku, which translates to “forest bathing.” Participants will be invited to notice what is in motion along the trail and sit with a certain tree for a bit. The group will share its observations and a foraged tea afterward. Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga will be offered on Sunday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The class will paddle onto Little Dyer Pond and drop anchor before flowing through a 90-minute yoga session on the water. Participants can register for each class separately; the cost is $15 per workshop. To learn more and sign up, go to midcoastconservancy.org or call 389-5150.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

• Friends of Union Fair Hold Second Gigantic Lawn Sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held on the Union Fairgrounds. Organizers say it has been a popular event for both sellers and buyers. The fee is $25 for a 12-foot space (bring your own table) and setup is 6 to 8:30 a.m. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and admission is $5 per person for the public. For more info or to reserve a space, contact Sharon Caron at 975-2646 or email bsbooks183@gmail.com. All proceeds go to the maintenance and upkeep of the Union Fairgrounds.

COMING UP:

• Coastal Mountains Nature Program Walk: Mushrooms and Other Fungi, on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Clair Preserve (Knights Pond) in Northport. Nature Program is a series of monthly naturalist-led walks and talks exploring the natural history of the midcoast. Dr.  David Porter, emeritus professor of mycology at the University of Georgia, will share his broad and deep knowledge of mushrooms. During the first hour, after a brief demonstration of how to describe a mushroom and make spore prints, attendees will spread out to collect mushrooms along the trails in and around the St. Clair Preserve. During the second hour, the group will meet in the parking lot to identify the mushrooms and talk about their biology and ecology. To get there, take Route 1 to Northport, turn west on Beech Road for 2.3 miles, turn left on Knights Pond Road and drive 1.8 miles to the end.

• Rockland High School Class of 1962 Reunion, Wednesday, September 21, at 5 p.m. at Rockland Golf Club. Buffet dinner for $40 per person. Make payment to: Jeanne Estes Karl, 245 Long Cove Road, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.