NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1:

-Coastal Rivers Online Program with Author Tom Wessels, 4 to 5 p.m. Using photos submitted by participants, Wessels will interpret the history of the woodlands, observing how they have been impacted by human activities such as agriculture or logging or by natural disruptions such as storm events or fire. He may also point out unique plant adaptations and interesting interrelationships among woodland species observed in the photos. The program is free of charge. Registration is required at coastalrivers.org/events. Following registration, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit photos and a link to join the program online. Wessels is professor emeritus at Antioch University, where he founded the master’s degree program in conservation biology. As a terrestrial ecologist, he has worked in forest, desert, Arctic, and alpine ecosystems. He is the author of numerous books, including his latest, New England’s Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region’s Unique Natural Areas.

-Mending Matters Workshop, 6:30 p.m. at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, in its Tuesday Talk series. This hands-on–style workshop will be based on the topics, projects and techniques discussed in Katrina Rodabaugh’s book Mending Matters. Local craftswomen Tina Casteris and Jackie Dunham will lead the discussion and demonstrate ways that you can turn old clothes into functional fashion. Bring your tired pair of jeans, holey sweater or ripped skirt and learn how to keep articles of clothing out of the landfill and put back into your wardrobe.

-Thomaston Patriots – Some Special Stories Before Veterans Day, 7 p.m. in the hall on the lower level of the Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street, Thomaston. Hear the stories of several Thomaston fallen patriots and veterans from five different wars: Civil War (five Fales brothers), World War I (Walter Hastings), World War II (David Wotton), Korea (Doug Miller) and Vietnam (Richard Moore). This presentation is in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day. The stories will be told by Susan Devlin, president of the Thomaston Historical Society, who started the program of interviewing and profiling veterans a few years ago, and Sandy Moore, member of the Thomaston Select Board and who initiated the Thomaston Veteran Receptions in 2018.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

-The Trends and Outlooks for Maine’s Workforce and Economy, 6:30 p.m. The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library host Maine State Economist Amanda Rector, who will discuss trends in Maine’s demographics, workforce, and economic conditions. Topics will range from migration and housing to labor force participation and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine is affected by national factors like inflation as well as global factors like supply chains and energy prices; how will these influence Maine’s economic outlook? Email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov for registration information. For information on the 36th annual Camden Conference — Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence — February 17–19, visit camdenconference.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4:

-Rhapsody in Black at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The one-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt (developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons) explores Gantt’s personal journey as a way to start a conversation about racism in America. Tickets — $18 in advance, $22 day-of-show for adults; $12 under age 18 — via camdenoperahouse.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

-Belfast Curling Club to Host Scottish Women’s Tour, with viewing of the games open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Twenty women from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club Ladies Branch will play. With over 10,000 members in around 550 clubs, it is one of the largest governing bodies of sport in Scotland. The Scots will tour and compete against numerous U.S. teams. Belfast Curling Club is one of only 14 clubs in the United States, and the state of Maine’s only club, selected to host these Scottish competitors. Teams from the BCC, as well as curlers from a variety of other states, will compete with the Scots during this international friendship tour. Curlers will be escorted onto the ice at 9 a.m. by members of Portland’s bagpipe band, the Dunlap Highland Band, to start the competition. Team play begins at 9 a.m. A second draw begins at 2 p.m.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

-Christy Gardner, Founder and President of Mission Working Dogs, gives a Zoom presentation on her organization’s work training purpose-bred dogs to aid individuals with disabilities to live a more independent life, at the Cushing Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Serving as a sergeant in the United States Military Police, Gardner survived an injury in 2006 and in 2010 received Moxie, her golden retriever service dog. The two are inseparable, and Moxie has accompanied Gardner on competitions with Team USA Women’s Para Ice Hockey Team and the USA Para Surfing Team. She is a noted trainer, certified for service and therapy dogs. For further information and to register, phone Wendy Roberts, 691-0833, or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

-Museum Talk to Highlight Pilots of the Penobscot, 6:30 p.m. The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum of Rockland will once again host its online lecture series, Captains’ Quarters, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required and available on the museum’s website, sailpowersteammuseum.org. Attendance is free. You may have seen dramatic photos of seafaring pilots being hauled up the side of tankers and cargo ships as they navigate tall seas and frigid weather. Available 24/7/365 (weather permitting), they are responsible for guiding these ships safely through the waters of Penobscot Bay and Penobscot River. Once their cargo is unloaded, they once again help them safely navigate until they are clear of state waters. Over 200 commercial deep-draft vessels, including tankers, freighters, and tug and barge combinations call upon the ports of Searsport, Bucksport, Rockland, Brewer, and Bangor each year. It can be a treacherous job, even on calm summer days, with a diverse range of mariners crisscrossing their route, many from out of state and unfamiliar with local waters. Sailboats, power boats, lobster boats, and even kayaks must be contended with when guiding large vessels up the bay. Museum cofounder Capt. Jim Sharp will be joined by Captains David Gelinas and Prentice and Skip Strong of Southwest Harbor, David Smith of Ellsworth, and Adam Philbrook of Owls Head as they share stories and photographs that detail their work out on the bay.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

-COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Updates: A Presentation and Q&A with Pen Bay Pharmacists, 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street. This event is free and open to all. Topics will include testing, new bivalent vaccines, home treatment, and currently recommended treatments for people who are at high risk for severe infections. This program will be presented by Chandler Blodgett, PharmD, manager at Pen Bay Outpatient Pharmacy, and Melissa Carr, RPh, BCACP, primary care pharmacist at Pen Bay Internal Medicine. This event will take place in the library’s Community Room. For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

COMING UP:

-Managing Chronic Back Pain, Wednesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Physical therapists Dr. Kathryn Snow, DPT, CLT, and Christina Kelly lead a discussion that will encompass the basic anatomy of the lumbar spine and pelvis; the supporting musculature and nerves; and common diagnoses and symptoms. The program will be held in-person in the library’s Community Room. Attendees will learn how back issues can cause pain, affect posture, and impact daily activities. Snow and Kelly will explore current science related to chronic pain and describe how exercise and activity modification can play a large role in decreasing pain and improving overall daily functions. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information about this program and other upcoming programs from the Rockport Public Library, visit rockport.lib.me.us.

-Maine on the American Airwaves, University of Maine Associate Professor Michael Socolow will explain the outsized role Maine played in national radio in the 1920s and ’30s at Union Historical Society’s Wednesday, November 9, program. Socolow is a media historian, a former broadcast journalist and assignment editor for the Cable News Network. His presentation will be preceded by a very brief election of officers and directors of the historical society for 2023. The meeting and program begin at 7 p.m. in the Old Town House on Town House Road in Union.

-“Seeing Grief as Love” with Ivan Maisel, Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to all. Maisel will offer a presentation on his personal journey learning to carry grief. His 2021 memoir I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye reflects on the suicide of his son Max and explores with grace the reality of losing a child. Maisel will also examine how we discuss mental health and ways to remove stigma and boost mental health resources. Maisel is a sportswriter who has covered college football for nearly four decades. He has been honored eight times for Best Story by the Football Writers Association of America and twice by The Associated Press Sports Editors, which in 2019 named him one of the 10 best sports columnists. Maisel earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Stanford University. This event will take place in the Community Room and will be simultaneously livestreamed over Zoom. For more information or for Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on November 10.

MUSIC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

-Verdi’s La Traviata Simulcast at Strand Theatre, the 2022-23 season of Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continues at 1 p.m. An encore will be presented on Tuesday, November 15, at 1 p.m. Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta, one of opera’s ultimate heroines, in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, with Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium. Estimated running time is 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intermissions. Tickets can be purchased online at RocklandStrand.com; by calling the box office at 594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime. Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/adults, $25/Strand members, and $15/students, including college students with ID. Tickets for encore presentations are $23/adults, $15/Strand members, and $5/students, including college students with ID. 100 tickets are available for each show and will be sold as reserved seats. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

-Gospel Duet A New Beginning in Concert, 6 p.m. at the North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene.

COMING UP:

-Open Mic at Belfast Maskers Playhouse, 17 Court Street in Belfast, Wednesday, November 9, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., for singers and performers, seasoned and newbies, and listeners, onlookers and watchers. Performers are welcome to practice new or old material before a live audience with professional musicians Lincoln Blake on piano and Dave Clarke on guitar. 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. Instrumentalists and story performers are welcome. There will be a sign-up sheet at the door for all performers. All attendees pay $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, contact Kathleen at BelfastCabaret@gmail.com. This will be the last open mic for the season.

-Louisa Stancioff at The Underground Lounge, in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre at 17 Court Street, Belfast, Thursday, November 10. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, cash only, at the door. Stancioff is backed by her bandmates Dave and Dan Kelly. Down East magazine called her voice “hypnotic,” naming her one of four Maine artists to watch. Stancioff will share the bill with New York songwriter Glenn Echo. Stancioff’s band will back Echo and vice versa.

-Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey with Derico Watson — Bass Extremes, Thursday, November 10, at 8 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro, in partnership with Midcoast Music Academy. Wooten is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a founding member of the supergroup Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been called the most influential bassist of the last two decades and was listed as one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. Bailey is a pioneer of the six-string fretless bass whose techniques are studied around the world. He has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, The Rippingtons, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’Rivera, Larry Carlton, and Willie Nelson. Together, they formed Bass Extremes in 1992, releasing their self-titled debut, which remains one of the top selling musical/instructional bass products of all time. Midcoast Music Academy will sponsor a master class taught by Wooten and Baily the same day at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required and is free; visit Midcoastmusicacademy.com for more information. Tickets for the concert are $45 in advance and $50 day of the show. For more information visit thewaldotheatre.org.

-Tannahill Weavers at Camden Opera House, Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. The Edinburgh band brings a diverse repertoire spanning the centuries, with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day-of-show. And coming Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m., Oshima Brothers. Sean and Jamie perform, with Maine musician Lulu Moss opening. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day-of-show. Tickets via camdenoperahouse.com or 236-3154.

FILM

COMING UP:

-Jack Absolute Flies Again, in the Strand Theatre’s series of captured-live high-definition broadcasts from London’s National Theatre, Thursday, November 10, with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night) features a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Due to language, Jack Absolute Flies Again has a BBFC rating of 15 (equivalent to R). Running time is 2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets: $15/general admission, $13/Strand members. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com or call 594-0070, ext. 3. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.

ARTS

-River Arts Call to Artists for Celebration 2022, a year-end show that will fill every room of the gallery. All original fine art and fine craft including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, multimedia, pastel, glass, wood, collage and more will be accepted for this holiday exhibition. All artists are invited to participate in this non-juried show. This is an open call without a pre-determined theme. Works may be delivered from November 1 until the deadline on November 19 at 4 p.m. Public artists’ reception will be Saturday, November 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The show will run November 22–December 30. River Arts is located at 36 Elm Street in Damariscotta. For more information, call River Arts at 563-6868 or email info@riverartsme.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1:

-Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey, Tuesdays, November 1 to 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. Learn to create distinguishing tree shapes and natural and organic-looking canopies as you capture the luminous colors of fall. Details: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2:

-Rustic Wreath Making at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3 p.m. Make a rustic wreath out of fabric scraps, birch bark, and other fun materials. Some wreath forms will be available, but bring your own if you have one. Adults and teens.

-Art & Journaling with Camden Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Amy Hand facilitates creative art and journaling projects through emails and via the Zoom online meeting platform every Wednesday. On second Wednesdays, the group also gathers in person in the library’s Picker Room. Email Hand at alhand@libarycamden.org to receive project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

-Learn to Make a Fabric Tote Bag, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Join Jane McLean for a free demonstration. Mclean will show how to make lined and unlined tote bags from a variety of cost-effective materials, as well as how to add pockets, box bottoms, and a variety of closures. Written instructions will be provided. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

-Sandi Cirillo Fiber Arts Show at River Arts, 36 Elm Street in Damariscotta. The Searsport artist and art educator’s fiber and mixed-media selections will be on display in the River Room November 3–22. Her solar plate etchings on silk fabric can be viewed in the exhibit. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information: riverartsme.org or 563-6868.

-Art Opening at Bremen Library, Route 32, Bremen, from 4 to 6 p.m., with works by Wiscasset artist Anna McDougal hanging for the month of November. McDougal is a  full-time artist at Spindleworks Gallery in Brunswick; her work takes its inspiration from farm life, especially the animals she lives with and the produce she tends in her gardens. All are welcome to the opening; refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4:

-South Bristol Rutherford Library Presents Lee Emmons’ Photography, 6:30 p.m. Emmons is a photographer and nature writer. A resident of Newcastle, he regularly shares his nature photography with libraries and assisted living facilities in Lincoln County. A graduate of Colby College, Emmons takes inspiration from local forests and the Damariscotta River. His photography attempts to capture the restorative power of nature. The library is at 2000 State Route 129 in South Bristol.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

-Reception for Anne Spencer and Art in the Stacks Exhibition, at Stockton Springs Community Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

-Shakespeare Society of Rockland Meeting, via Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. Macbeth, Act 3 will be read and discussed. Founded in 1889, the society is entering its 133rd year. Meetings will continue to be held every other Monday through the end of November, reading one act per meeting. Potential new members are welcome to attend the meeting as guests. For further information, email society president Hope Kocian at hkocian@verizon.net.

-Artist’s Reception for Peter Yesis at Camden Public Library, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Picker Room Gallery. The exhibit, titled Every Canvas Has a Story, will showcase the soft realistic style of his paintings of the Maine coast and landscape. It will be on view November 2–29. A native of New Jersey, Yesis now works from his home studio in Searsport. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of artwork in the Picker Room Gallery during the month of November will benefit the Camden Public Library.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

-Art Exhibit with Poetry Reading at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Kay Retzlaff will give a poetry reading in the Abbott Room of the library. The reading is in conjunction with the November exhibit in the library’s Kramer Gallery of photographs by Susan Camp and poems by Retzlaff titled Duet, which is also the title of a book published in 2022. Camp, a Winterport-based sculptor and UMaine associate professor of art, says, “Each of us brought our own rural upbringing to the table and played with ways of intertwining the visual and literary notes.”  Retzlaff is the author, most recently, of Redefining Irishness in a Coastal Maine City, 1770–1870: Bridget’s Belfast (Routledge). She received a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion grant from University of Maine at Augusta, where she is professor of English, to support the Duet project. Her poems have appeared in the anthology Theories of Her, as well as in literary magazines Plainsong, Potato Eyes, The Prompt, and The Common Ground Review. The reading is free and open to all. Copies of Duet will be available to purchase. The exhibit will be in the Kramer Gallery through November 30.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

-Carver Memorial Library Book Club: Boar Island by Nevada Barr, 1 p.m. on the Searsport library’s lawn. In case of rain/cold, it will move inside to the Reading Room. All welcome. Discuss or just listen in.

COMING UP:

-Intro to Relief Print Gift Making, Friday, November 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth campus in downtown Rockland. Join printmaker Sherrie York for a one-day relief-printing workshop to learn a versatile technique that can be applied to both fine art and craft projects. In this introductory workshop, take inspiration from the changing seasons to create a block that can be used to print holiday cards, gift tags, an art piece, or anything else you can imagine. Your finished block can be reused to print on wood, fabric, or other materials as well. $164; $144 for Farnsworth members (cost includes all materials. Details are at FarnsowthMuseum.org.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

-In Freeport: The Art of Blending Tea, 6 to 8 p.m. at MOFGA’s Maine Organic Marketplace, 55 Main Street. $50; $45 for MOFGA members. Learn the art of blending herbal tisane. Part two, Medicinal Herb Tisanes, is offered December 1. Coming up at the marketplace, Saturday, November 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., Wreath Making Workshop. $60; $55 for MOFGA members. Details: mofga.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

-Farmer to Farmer with MOFGA, Saturday to Monday, November 5–7, with over 50 speakers on topics including cultivating market opportunities, crop management techniques, stress reduction practices, slaughterhouse capacity in Maine, mushroom cultivation, and more. New this year, MOFGA is also offering a Dairy Day geared toward dairy producers. Learn more at mofga.org.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

-Building a Small Sawmill Business: Management, an online workshop, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sliding scale of $0 to $15. Learn the basics of starting or growing a financially viable small sawmill business. The group will discuss opportunities for sawmill businesses and explore different models, strategies and products. The first in a two-part business development series hosted by MOFGA and led by Harry Watt, wood products specialist at North Carolina State Extension. Designed for aspiring and beginning small-scale business owners but open to all. Go to mofga.org for more info.

COMING UP:

-Airbnb: How to Open and Run One Well, a Zoom class on Thursday, November 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., offered by Five Town CSD Adult Ed. Given by Deb Arter, who has been hosting an Airbnb in Damariscotta for five years and teaching others how to do it for three years. Her class is full of personal experiences and includes a large packet of handouts — you’ll leave class with information on everything from regulations and insurance to dealing with both good and bad guests. To sign up or get more info, contact Adult Ed at 236-7800, ext. 5; adult.education@fivetowns.net; or fivetowns.maineadulted.org/course/airbnb-how-to-open-and-run-one-well.

-Talk on Invasive vs. Native Plants, by Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Gilford Butler Center, 54 Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston. Why should we care about invasive plants?  How did they get here? Are they really so harmful to Maine’s ecosystem? What’s so great about native plants? Hear answers to these questions; learn to recognize invasives to avoid; and meet some native perennials and shrubs that are well adapted to the local environment and provide essential food and habitat for native wildlife. Sponsored by the South Thomaston Conservation Commission. FMI, email conservationcommission@souththomaston.me.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

-Knox County Food Council Public Meeting, 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. A discussion of food security in Knox County, what is being done to address the issue, who is involved, where there are gaps in services, potential challenges, and opportunities to help. Register at aldermere.org/kcfc-meeting-registration. FMI: aldermere@mcht.org, 236-2739.

-Evening Star Grange in Washington Holds Annual Souper Supper, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Menu will include 12 soups, chili, vegetarian items, beverages and pie. The cost is $12.

COMING UP:

-Fundraising Supper at Evening Star Grange Hall, Washington, for Kim Emerson who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Nonprofits in the town offer up homemade baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverages and desserts on Friday, November 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. $12 adults, $5 children under 12.

-Veterans Day Breakfast for Veterans and Their Families, Friday, November 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Wave Café at Camden Hills Regional High School. This event will be sponsored by the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Music, speakers, and a breakfast prepared by Food Services Director Mikael Andersson will be provided. This breakfast is free for all attendees. Contact advisors Craig Ouellette at 236-7800, ext. 3294, or Melissa Howard at 236-7800, ext. 3310, with any questions.

KIDS & PARENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2:

-Book Time for Babies with Miss Amy, story times outside Camden Public Library and in Harbor Park, especially themed for toddlers and babies. The program will be moved indoors if there is rain. For information, email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

-Lincoln Academy to Host Eighth Grade and Prospective Student Open House, at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin in the Alumni Dining Commons in the center of the Lincoln Academy campus at 81 Academy Hill in Newcastle. It will be a chance for families of prospective students to visit the LA campus, meet teachers and staff, and tour the school. Any student living in a town with secondary school choice can attend LA with their tuition paid by the sending town. LA also accepts tuition-paying students who come from towns without school choice. For more information, contact the admissions office at 563-3596, ext. 1107.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

-Outdoor Preschooler Story Time, on the grounds of Camden Public Library and in Harbor Park, 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Miss Amy leads story times especially themed for preschool-aged children on Thursday mornings. The program will be moved indoors if there is rain. For information, email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

-Creative Art Afternoons for Kids at Camden Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. An after-school activity for kids who are interested in developing their artistic skills and experimenting with new crafts. Projects are facilitated by Youth Librarian Miss Amy. Call 236-3440 to sign up.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4:

-Indoor Preschooler Story Time at Camden Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Miss Amy hosts story times especially themed for preschool-aged children, in the Picker Room on Friday mornings. For information, email alhand@librarycamden.org.

Stockton Springs Community Library Storytime Friday Mornings, 10 to 11 a.m. For children of all ages, including preschoolers and homeschoolers. It will be held each week, offering fun and seasonal stories, a craft and a snack. For more info, call 567-4147.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

-Magic the Gathering Monthly Program at Rockport Public Library, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for students ages 11 to 15. Coastal Cards will teach about the game, and students can freely play, with assistance if needed.

-Watts Hall Presents KindKids Family Concert in Thomaston, 4 p.m. The nonprofit Watts Hall Community Players present a KindKids family performance by Amanda Panda and Rob Duquette. The concert will be held in the second-floor auditorium of the historic downtown building at 174 Main Street (Route 1). KindKids Music is an interactive family show with original music and puppets. Amanda “Panda” and Rob Duquette promote kindness through music, sharing tools for emotional resilience, fostering kindness and encouraging wellness, all while entertaining all ages with a fun concert program. The runtime for the show is approximately 45 minutes. Concessions will be available. Tickets are $10, $5 for children younger than 13, in advance; and $13/$8 day-of-show. Tickets are available via Eventbrite (linked in the wattshallthomaston.com calendar).

COMING UP:

-Rockport Public Library Tween Comics Workshop, Wednesdays, November 9, 16, and 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the teen room. Students will learn how to design and create a short comic in the workshop that runs four weeks, with three in-person sessions and one week of independent work on their project during the Thanksgiving school break. This workshop has space for eight students. Contact Youth Services Librarian Stephanie to sign up. Ideal for ages 11 to 15. All supplies will be provided by the library.

-Free Museum Day on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Free admission for visitors of all ages, with special activities for the day including live demonstrations and K-4 workshops. Watch the Energy Room spring to life as historic steam engines pound into action, and see one of the museum’s rarest vehicles, a 1932 Ford Cragar racer, turned on. For the schedule of activities, go to owlshead.org.

-Rockport Public Library Hosting New Mothers Group, Monday, November 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Rockport Room. This will be a monthly group that will be facilitated by Lisa Stadler, postpartum doula. This is an opportunity for moms to meet, chat, and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. Older toddlers and children are welcome for a special story time with the children’s librarian, Stephanie, in the children’s room.

MISCELLANEOUS

-2022 Adopt-A-Family Program, Knox County Homeless Coalition invites people to bring joy to midcoast families. If you are interested in adopting a family, order from the online Amazon wishlist at amzn.to/3SFnlVZ and have the items shipped directly to KCHC, where “elves” will wrap and deliver the gifts. To make a monetary donation, go to homehelphope.org/donate-now and choose “Adopt-A-Family” from the drop-down menu. Sign up to volunteer to be a wrapper by emailing adoptafamily@homehelphope.org to get on the schedule.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1:

-Free Online Class: Making Career Choices, 10 to 11 a.m. Ready for a career change but don’t know where to start? This workshop will cover what to consider when making a career choice and resources to help you succeed. Also offered this Tuesday, November 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. Sign up at NewVenturesMaine.org.

-Free Online Class: My Money Works, Tuesdays, November 1 to 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve greater financial stability. Sign up at NewVenturesMaine.org.

-Tai Chi in Camden Amphitheatre, noon to 1 p.m. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the library. For more info and to sign up, email Dembska at camdentaiji@gmail.com. Sign-up is recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.

-Honor the Deceased at Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main Street, Waldoboro. Community members of all faiths are invited to honor deceased loved ones with the lighting of luminarias outside the church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The bell will toll at 7 p.m. Rain date: Wednesday, November 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2:

-Press Conference and Launch Party for Waldo County Conservation Initiative, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street in Belfast. Speakers will describe the community-based effort to establish a fund to conserve and steward land within the 12 Waldo County towns served by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Committee and staff members will provide an overview of the vision and goals of the initiative as well as a description of 12 projects currently under way. Following the half-hour presentation, there will be a social hour with music by the Belfast Area High School jazz band.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

-Happy Wanderers Hike with Coastal Mountains and Journey to Health, 10 a.m. at the Little River Trail in Belfast. This trail is over seven miles, so the walk will be an out-and-back of two miles. The trail ambles along the river with some ups and downs. The terrain is considered moderate to slightly difficult. Bring hiking poles, if you would like. It will be hunting season, so wear orange.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4:

-Fall Fair at First Congregational Church of Searsport, at the church in Curtis Hall, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship.

-20th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Pioneer Grange in East Union, Route 235 North, just off Route 17, this Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Coastal Mountains Land Trust Opens New Trail, on the 244-acre Mount Tuck Preserve, at 2 p.m. Meet at the trailhead on Meadow Road in Stockton Springs, the start of the new 1.8-mile, one-way trail. Trail snacks will be served by the road and a land trust staff member will be available to answer questions and talk about the trail and the conservation of Mount Tuck. Participants are then invited to walk the trail at 2:30 p.m. at their own pace. The moderate-difficulty trail starts at Meadow Road and gradually climbs to the 565-foot summit and a scenic viewpoint on the mountain. Hiking out and back takes up to two hours depending upon your pace. Directions: From Stockton Springs, turn north on Route 1. In 4.1 miles, turn left onto Meadow Road. Continue 0.6 mile and park on the right (north) side of Meadow Road; meet at the trail kiosk there.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

-Medomak Middle School Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. With nearly 70 crafters from across the state, this annual event supports Medomak Middle School student activities. The suggested donation at the door is $1; students and children under 5 enter free. Each donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a door prize donated by one of the vendors. Lunch in the cafeteria will also be available for $5. Medomak Middle School is in Waldoboro.

-Tea Time at St. Margaret’s, in Belfast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After a COVID hiatus, the women of St. Margaret’s are bringing back their traditional English high tea and bake sale, and all are welcome. The parish house at 95 Court Street will be transformed into an English tea room where patrons can enjoy scones with cream and jam, lemon pound cake, miniature tarts, ginger bars, cucumber sandwiches, and a steaming pot of tea. The bake sale features tables laden with breads, pies, cakes, cookies, jams and jellies, while a Jewelry Boutique offers refurbished jewelry. A silent auction offers a variety of items and gift certificates. Tickets are $15 for the tea and all proceeds will benefit community service organizations. For more info, call St. Margaret’s office, 338-2412.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

-Holiday Craft Fair at American Legion Post 37, Thomaston (behind the block), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. With vendors, food concessions including chili, nachos, hotdogs, fries, monkey bread and dessert. There will be a 50/50 raffle and craft raffle. All proceeds from the craft raffle will be donated to the Lobstermen Defense Fund. $1 per ticket, six for $5.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

-Homemade Goodies and Craft Items for Sale at Hope Library, in the Hope Town Office building, 441 Camden Road, starting at 9 a.m. All are invited (especially Hope residents stopping by to vote). Raffle tickets for a “Basket of Hope” ($1 each, six for $5) will also be available. The winner, drawn at the end of the day, will receive a basket containing over 25 items contributed by Hope businesses. Locally crafted and donated items include an iron fire poker, honey, maple syrup, blueberry jam, jewelry, candles and more. To see a picture of the basket or for more information, check out Hope Historical Society’s Facebook page. Proceeds to benefit the Hope Historical Society.

COMING UP:

-Knox County Retired Educators to Meet, for lunch and a business meeting, at the Offshore Restaurant on Route 1 in Rockport, Wednesday, November 9. Gather at 11:30 to order lunches by noon. After the meeting, there will be a presentation by a veteran in honor of Veterans Day. FMI: 594-4397.

-Birding at Belfast Harbor, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites the public to drop in at the Belfast Footbridge where Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian lead a monthly bird watch. From November through March, on the second Saturday of each month, they will be at the footbridge at 8:30 a.m. with their telescopes to show people whatever birds are in the harbor area and answer questions about them. The bird watch will last until 10 a.m., depending on the amount of bird activity present and weather conditions. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. The schedule is as follows: November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11 and March 11.

-In Belfast: “Run Wild!” 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser to Support Wildlife Conservation, Saturday, November 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. on the Belfast Rail Trail. Hosted by the Center for Wildlife Studies, with an after-party hosted by Marshall Wharf Brewing. Running/walking in your favorite animal costume is encouraged. Facebook has details.

-Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Geology Walk, on Sunday, November 13, with geologist Brooks McKinney. Meet at Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast at 10 a.m., conserved by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. The Sunday hike avoids hunters during deer hunting season; however, wearing blaze orange clothing is recommended. Bring water, a snack, a warm layer, and rain gear. The walk will last approximately 2.5 hours. For more info, call 338-1147. To learn more about the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, visit belfastbaywatershed.org.