NOTEWORTHY

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 of Pen Bay Outpatient Pharmacy and Melissa Carr of Pen Bay Internal Medicine. This event will take place in the library’s Community Room. For more information, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

– Managing Chronic Back Pain, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Physical therapists Dr. Kathryn Snow and Christina Kelly will describe 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.

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

– Shimmering Shad & Splashing Sturgeon! Zoom Program, 7 p.m. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s second presentation in its 26th annual Winter Speaker Series features Renske Kirkhofs, international Bowdoin College student, and John Lichter, Bowdoin College Biology and Environmental Studies Professor Emeritus, on monitoring efforts at the Brunswick-Topsham hydroelectric dam, where relatively few shad make it up the fish ladder to reach their spawning grounds. They’ll tell how the data could be used to inform the FERC relicensing process coming up in 2029. The program is free, open to the public, and accessible via hyperlink at fomb.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

– “Seeing Grief as Love” with Ivan Maisel, 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 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. The Associated Press Sports Editors 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 the Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on November 10.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

– Veterans Day Celebration at Williams-Brazier Post 37, American Legion, 10 Watts Lane in Thomaston, at 11 a.m., with traditional ceremonies and music by the Midcoast Community Band. Department of Maine Historian George Robinson Jr. will talk about the progression of Armistice Day over the past 103 years, from the German surrender in 1918 to the first celebration of Armistice Day in Thomaston in 1919, and how it grew to become Veterans Day today. The celebration is open to the public, including all veterans and their families.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

– “Global Supply Chains and Just in Time Production,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Camden Conference presents Professor Kristin Vekasi on how supply chains around the world seem increasingly vulnerable and how governments are seeking strategies to make them more resilient to both political and market challenges. Dr. Vekasi’s current research examines how Japan, China and the United States cooperate and compete to manage complex supply chains in Southeast Asia, focusing on industries essential for the transition to green energy. For information on the 36th annual Camden Conference, Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence, February 17-19, visit camdenconference.org.

– Maine Through the Seasons Zoom Presentation with Sandra Mitchell, 6:30 p.m. Friends of Sears Island and Carver Memorial Library sponsor naturalist and photographer Sandra Mitchell who will discuss the natural history of some of Maine’s most fascinating natural phenomena. Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and avid amateur naturalist. To join this free Zoom presentation, visit networkmaine.zoom.us/j/87883196188.

COMING UP:

– Halfway There at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, Thursday, November 17, through Saturday, November 26. The theater’s resident company offers the comedy by Canadian playwright Norm Foster. Halfway There brings audiences to small-town Rangeley, where Janine and her closest friends start to wonder if they’ve found everything they’re looking for after an out-of-town doctor shows up. For dates, times and tickets ($15 adults, $13 LT members, $5 ages 18 and under), go to LincolnTheater.net.

– OH, Flying Shoes! at Rockport Opera House, Saturday, November 19. Belfast Flying Shoes, Rockport Opera House, and the Town of Rockport present a community dance followed by a contra dance. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb calling a community dance to music by the All Comers Band, which welcomes musicians of all ages, instruments, and skill levels. Tunes posted at belfastflyingshoes.org; warm-up is at 6 p.m. George Marshall will call the 8 p.m. contra dance, with music by Wild Asparagus, a quartet whose arrangements have inspired dancers for decades at their home dance in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and around the world. All are welcome. Rockport Opera House is at 6 Central Street in downtown Rockport. Admission for the community dance is $1 children, $2 adults. Suggested admission for the contra dance is $15. Pay what you can, less or more. For more info, visit belfastflyingshoes.org.

MUSIC

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

– Open Mic at Belfast Maskers Playhouse, 17 Court Street in Belfast, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., for seasoned and new singers and performers, and onlookers. Bring music charts or lead sheets in your key or browse their resources. Singer practice at 6:30 p.m. Instrumentalists and story performers 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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

– Louisa Stancioff at The Underground Lounge, in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre, 17 Court Street, Belfast. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:00. 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, 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.  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 Bailey 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 the day of the show. For more information, visit thewaldotheatre.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

– Veterans Weekend Organ Recital, 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Searsport. Sean Fleming will play music from his extensive repertoire, including several patriotic pieces. Fleming performs regularly with many music groups and ensembles. For the past 25 years he has served as organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. Admission to the concert is by donation.

– Folks, Punks and Freaks Party in Belfast, 6 p.m. at Belfast Maskers Theater, 17 Court Street. Join Downeast Music and Minstrel’s Gallery for an evening of punk, folk, “sonic” sound and country from Bears Don’t Care, Bards of Gungywamp, Jake Tantog and Osmia. Sliding-scale suggested donation of $10 to 20. Tickets available at box office by cash only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. FMI: briwalts@gmail.com.

– Tannahill Weavers at Camden Opera House, 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.

COMING UP:

– Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on the Strand Stage, Sunday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. Known for his fast and complex finger work, Shimabukuro’s music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco. Over the past two decades, the Hawai’i-born musician has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. Tickets are $50 for general admission. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com or call 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.’

FILM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

– Jack Absolute Flies Again, in the Strand Theatre’s series of captured-live high-definition broadcasts from London’s National Theatre, 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). Tickets: $15 general admission, $13 Strand members.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13:

– Pre-Code Hollywood Film Series Continues at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 8 p.m. This week, it’s Jean Harlow and Clark Gable in Red Dust (1932). On a rubber plantation in French Indochina during the monsoon season, the plantation’s owner (Gable), a prostitute (Harlow), and the wife of an engineer (Mary Astor) are involved in a love triangle. In addition to the major plot point of adultery, the film features a bathing scene that might have been forbidden in 1934, when the Hay’s Code imposed censorship guidelines. Tickets are $9 adults, $8 seniors and under 12, $7 Strand members.

ARTS

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

– 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.

– Reception for “Birds of the St. George Peninsula: Mary Gaudette,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14:

– Shakespeare Society of Rockland to Meet via Zoom, 2 to 4 p.m. Macbeth, Act 4 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.

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.

– “Managing Turbulence: A Poetry Sampler” at Cushing Public Library, Sunday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Camden Conference and the library host the event with 10 poems presented by 10 readers. The poems will be available to everyone on the Camden Conference website in advance.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

– Airbnb: How to Open and Run One Well, a Zoom class from 6 to 8:30 p.m., offered by Five Town CSD Adult Ed and led 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.

COMING UP:

– 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.

– Free Repair Café in Belfast, Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Waldo County YMCA. Belfast Community Works invites everyone to bring small electric appliances (and spare parts) and clothing that may need a hem or buttons. This event is designed to help people build community, save money and keep things out of the landfill. All are welcome.

FOOD & DRINK

– Pie Sale at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Order in early November for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23. Apple, pumpkin, chocolate cream. $20 per pie.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

– Knox County Food Council Public Meeting, 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. Knox County Food Council holds a virtual meeting for the public to discuss food security in Knox County, what is currently 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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

– Veterans Day Breakfast for Veterans and Their Families, 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.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

– Dine-In, Drive-Up, or Carry-Out Chili Fundraiser, at Palermo Community Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $7 for a 12-ounce container of homemade chili (spicy, mild or meatless), a cornbread muffin, a bottle of water, and two chocolate chip cookies. Additional servings of chili may be purchased for $5 each. Pre-orders will be accepted by phone by calling Anne at 314-5930 or the library voicemail at 993-6088, or by email at palermoMElibrary@gmail.com. Tickets for the Fun at Grandpa and Grandma’s raffle will be $1, six for $5. A list of the raffle’s contents will be posted on the library website. Storm date: Sunday, November 13. The library is located at 2789 Route 3.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

– Your Food Landscape, Now and in the Future, a talk by food historian, author and documentary producer Robyn Metcalfe, who recently produced a documentary on Maine’s fishing industry, in a free Belfast Garden Club program at noon at Belfast Free Library. The one-hour public program, the final talk in the garden club’s 2022 series, will be streamed live in the Abbott Room. Those who wish to join from home may register for the Zoom link at belfastgardenclub.org. Metcalfe, director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, will explore the contours of the food system as it pertains to how we eat now and in the future. She will look at the ways recent changes may reshape the food system and particularly how individuals can play a role in making the system more resilient.

COMING UP:

– Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness Take-Out Thanksgiving Day Feast, Thursday, November 24. All meals must be ordered by November 17. To order, email Kella at kellabellar@yahoo.com or call and leave a message or text to 691-1500. Indicate how many meals you would like, as well as any food allergies, and provide your name, phone number (and your address, should you require meal delivery). Pick-up will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street, Thomaston. Meals will be brought to your car when you arrive. Donations will be accepted at pick-up, but they are not required.

KIDS & PARENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

– 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.

– 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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

– 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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

– 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.

– Free Museum Day on Veterans Day, at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Free admission for visitors of all ages, with special activities 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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13:

– Blueberries for Sal: The Musical, 2:30 p.m. at Watts Hall in Thomaston. Watts Hall Community Arts presents Maine Children’s Theatre’s traveling production. Based on the book by Robert McCloskey, this family show is adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt and Sandra B. Eskin, with music and lyrics by William Yanesh. Sal and her mother are picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile, Sal’s mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries. Will each mother go home with the right little one? Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under; tickets the day of the show will be $18 for adults, $8 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased at wattshallthomaston.com. This production was rescheduled from September.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14:

– Rockport Public Library Hosting New Mothers Group, 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.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

– Teens Create: Candy Turkey Treats, 3 p.m. (third Tuesdays) at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. Get your stomach ready for Thanksgiving by creating realistic edible turkey treats using Oreos, chocolate, and candy corn. For teens and preteens ages 11 to 19.

COMING UP:

– Fairy Party and Drawing Lesson at Rockland Public Library, Thursday, November 17, at 3 p.m. Join author Liza Gardner Walsh and illustrator Hazel Mitchell on the RSU 13 early-release day for an adventure in the wonderful world of fairies. Listen to a read-aloud of The Fall Fairy Gathering by the creators. Then take a fairy drawing lesson with artist Hazel. Followed by a fairy snack. Costumes encouraged.

– Marine Ecology Outing for Middle School Students, Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. at Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Participants will visit the rocky intertidal zone, salt marsh and mudflats of Lowes Cove. The content will explore tides, tidal zonation, the formation of salt marshes, and hands-on exploration of organisms that live in Gulf of Maine ecosystems. A campus tour will be available for adults who are transporting program participants, if they are interested. Interested students in fifth through eighth grades should sign up by November 17 at dmc.umaine.edu. Participants should be prepared to traverse uneven, slippery and muddy terrain along the shoreline and on the DMC trail system. Contact outing leader Devin Guilfoyle with any questions: devin.guilfoyle@maine.edu.

– Share the Wonder, Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Farnsworth campus in downtown Rockland. In conjunction with the Rockland Festival of Lights, the Farnsworth will offer an assortment of family-friendly activities: artmaking, an outdoor climbing structure, refreshments, music, a book signing, and more. Free to all, with activities for all ages.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

– 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.

– The Mystery of Lichens, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Join Diann Henderson for a hands-on class to learn about the lichens found in Maine. Henderson is a retired middle school science teacher and a graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. There will be an optional field trip on Mt. Battie in the afternoon, weather permitting. Register on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR website at mainecoastislands.org. For questions, email tori_tibbetts@mainecoastislands.org or call 594-0600, ext. 5114.

– In Belfast: “Run Wild!” 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser to Support Wildlife Conservation, 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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13:

– 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.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14:

– Medicare Basics Seminar at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. Join Brianna Henward from Tindon Senior Services for an educational meeting about navigating through Medicare Open Enrollment, understanding the basics of Medicare and what programs are available. This meeting is open to the public and free of charge; it will also be available on Zoom. Contact Caroline Ward-Nesbit at cwardnesbit@thomastonmaine.gov for more information or the Zoom link.

– GRTU Meeting: A Plan for Rehabilitation of the Montgomery Dam and Harbor Park Seawall, in Maine Sport’s upstairs fly shop, 115 Commercial Street, Rockport. George’s River Trout Unlimited welcomes conservationist Tony Grassi for the 7 p.m. talk. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with an informal gathering for those who wish to visit before the presentation. Free and open to the public. Learn more at georgesrivertu.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

– Tech Class: Using Software and Devices for Better Health, 2:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Explore apps, software and devices that help promote and maintain exercise and diet, monitor blood sugar, blood pressure and weight, and give medication reminders, using FitBit, Apple Watch, etc., and connecting with Bluetooth. No device needed. This class is presented by the National Digital Equity Center and is taught by Vanessa Olson, facilitated by Rockland Library staff. Online enrollment with the NDEC and class registration is required; go to digitalequitycenter.org/classes/enroll or call the library. This class is free and open to the public.

– Friends of Haystack Mountain Update, 6:30 p.m. in the Liberty Town Office’s Overlock Room. This will be a community meeting to provide an update on Friends of Haystack Mountain’s activities as the local group of volunteers in Waldo County attempts to raise $450,000 to purchase and preserve Haystack Mountain, a 57-acre property located in the rural town of Montville. Help the group brainstorm future fundraising events and donor opportunities and discuss multiuse recreational possibilities. FOHM will accept donations at the meeting. Learn more at haystackmountainmaine.org or email friendsofhaystackmountain@gmail.com.

COMING UP:

– Downeast Trout Unlimited Zoom Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. The group hosts The Friends of Taunton Bay President Alice Noyes and retired Maine DEP biologist Mark Whiting for a look at water quality research in Taunton Bay. Concern regarding the effects of climate change and recently proposed development led FTB to set up monitoring to determine the health of the bay, track changes, and influence bay-related public policy. DETU meetings are free and open to the public. Contact Tammy Packie at tpackie@gmail.com for information or look on Facebook at Downeast TU.

– Destination Wellness Pizza Fest, at Flatbread Restaurant in Rockport, Thursday, November 17, at 5:30 p.m. This will be a meet-and-greet and a welcoming/signing up of new members. DWMM is a nonprofit organization celebrating wellness and promoting both the work of and networking amongst its members. Members include health practitioners, massage therapists, life coaches, B&B owners, chefs, providers of outdoor recreation, and anyone providing avenues for wellness along the midcoast. Learn more and meet current members. New and renewing members will get a 50% discount on membership fees. For more info, email info@destinationwellnessme.com or call Jim at 785-2212.