• “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 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. Visit for information on the 36th annual Camden Conference, Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence, February 17-19.

• 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



• Naturalist Fireside Chats Begin, offered via Zoom every third Wednesday from November to March by Coastal Rivers, starting this Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Naturalist Sarah Gladu will expound on the interesting things going on in backyards and woodlots, even as things seem to stop growing or hide away for the winter. Trees, birds, and many animals, for example, have adapted to freezing temperatures in fascinating ways. The programs are free of charge, thanks to member support. To receive a link to join the meeting, register online at Registrants are encouraged to submit photos to to discuss during the program.



• Mid-Coast Audubon Presents The Clarity of Birds, by local poet and photographer Betsy Headley, at 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Headley will share work from her recent book featuring her images interwoven with her thoughts on beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife.

• “Fishers Are King” with Kirk Gentalen, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Gentalen dives headfirst into this member of the weasel family, delivering personal stories, photos and videos. He is the Fox Island Regional Steward for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and his main hobby is to be entertained by the natural world, where he finds that the “big fisher in his neighborhood” is a source of boundless entertainment. This event will take place in the Community Room and will be livestreamed via Zoom; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street. For more information or for Zoom links, email by 4 p.m.

• 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

• Belfast High School Presents Grease, on the Belfast Area High School stage, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, at 2 p.m. Travel down memory lane with your favorite characters and songs from the classic Broadway musical. Tickets are available at the door, $5 for adults, $3 for students.



• Homelands Release Celebration, 4 p.m. at Appleton Library. The public is invited to celebrate the release of Ellen Taylor’s recently published book of poems. There will be light refreshments served and poetry readings by the author. Copies of the book will be available for sale, with profits benefiting the library. Author and reviewer BJ Ward called Homelands, recently published by Moon Pie Press, “a gorgeously wrought testament about how we arrive at our various homes.” Taylor is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Floating and Compass Rose, as well as a chapbook, Humming to Snails.

• OH, Flying Shoes! at Rockport Opera House, 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 the community dance to music by the All Comers Band, which welcomes musicians of all ages, instruments, and skill levels. Tunes posted at; 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



• “A Sailing Journey to the Edge of Disaster: Capt. Jack Crowell,” 6:30 p.m. in the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum’s online lecture series, Captains’ Quarters. Registration is required and available on the museum’s website: Attendance is free. Crowell’s career spanned more than 50 years at sea, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. He experienced torpedoing during WWI, a voyage before the mast on a square-rigged ship, shipwreck in the Canadian Arctic, and exploratory voyages under sail in the North. He established three military camps during WWII in the Arctic and a research station in Antarctica. In 1937, with a mostly green crew, Crowell joined Admiral Donald MacMillan as Ship’s Master aboard the Gertrude L. Thebaud, a former Gloucester fishing vessel, for a summer cruise in the waters of Labrador and southeast Baffin Land. Traveling through Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Canada, on their way north, they found themselves hard aground, far from home and with only their own ingenuity to save the vessel and their lives. With an introduction by Capt. Jim Sharp, cofounder of the museum, Crowell tells his story and that of the history of the vessel through interviews taped during his life and movie footage taken on the trip. FMI:




• Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at Waldo Theatre, in Waldoboro, on Friday, November 25, at 4 p.m. A one-show-only screening of the 1965 Technicolor musical, with subtitles so that everyone can sing along to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. With a host, a costume contest, and free interactive prop bags for audience members of all ages. Ticketholders will be eligible to win one of several door prizes donated by local merchants, and refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase. The Waldo is asking those who are able to bring a canned food donation for the Waldoboro Food Pantry. Adult tickets are $10 online/$15 at the door. Youth tickets are $5. More information at

• Belfast Maskers Present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, at Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast, December 2 to 11, with shows at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays. In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Tix are available at and in the lobby a half-hour before each performance. General admission $18, with a $3 discount for students and seniors. The first Friday show has a Preview Night price of $10 for all ages. A discount of 15% applies to orders of six or more tickets purchased on the website.




• Larry John McNally at The Underground Lounge, in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre, 17 Court Street in Belfast, at 7 p.m. The songwriter for Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville and others brings his guitar and delivers a blend of folk, soul and blues along with his “cinematic” lyrics. Tickets are $10, cash only, at the door (which opens at 6:30).


• Oshima Brothers at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Sean and Jamie Oshima are Whitefield natives and Camden high school grads. Now based in Portland, they have a new album of richly layered, genre-splicing original music to share, as well as favorites. The evening will begin with a short set by Lulu Moss, a Maine musician who writes a fusion of jazzy, folksy and bluesy pop tunes. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day-of-show. Choose-your-own reserved seats are available online at or by calling 236-3154. Camden Opera House’s final concert of the year will be the annual Irish Christmas show by Lúnasa on Saturday, December 10.


• Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on the Strand Stage, 7:30 p.m. Known for his fast and complex finger work, Shimabukuro 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 he can’t play. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, $50 for general admission, or for more information, visit or call 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is at 345 Main Street, Rockland.



• Shawn Colvin on the Strand Stage, Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. The three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs in downtown Rockland. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit or call 594-0070.




• Our Shared Future: People and Nature and Local Solutions, 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library. Peace and Social Justice Forum of Waldo County screens the film, a panel discussion in celebration of Half-Earth Day on October 13, 2022, presented by the Smithsonian Institution and E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. Half-Earth Day is a call to protect half of the Earth’s surface from human development.



• Watts Hall Community Players Announces Merry Mannequin Celebration, set for Saturday, December 10, at Watts Hall in Thomaston. Solo designers and teams are invited to transform evergreen boughs (and their own ribbons, ornaments, additional greenery, twinkle lights, and other embellishments) into a holiday gown. Set-up in the morning will be followed by a public viewing from 3 and 5 p.m., along with voting for the favorite. Donations from voters will support the AIO Energy Assistance program. There is a $10 materials fee per team. To sign up or for more information, contact or; put Merry Mannequins in the subject line.

• Call for Art by Belfast Free Library, which seeks submissions from artists to exhibit in the library’s Barbara Kramer Gallery in 2023. The gallery, located in the library’s entrance on the ground floor, can exhibit up to 20 framed pieces. Exhibits are generally scheduled monthly, though sometimes for two months. Submit a few digital images of your work with a description and brief bio to Brenda Harrington at The deadline for submission is December 1. Acceptance notification will be sent by the end of December.



• Intro to Relief Print Gift Making, 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



• Third Sunday Tour at Ten of Rockland Museums, 10 to 11 a.m. Join educators from the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art for a thematic discussion to compare and contrast works from both organizations’ current exhibitions. Participants will visit each art institution in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision. Register for this event by noon on Friday, November 18, on the Farnsworth’s website.

• “Managing Turbulence: A Poetry Sampler” at Cushing Public Library, 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 on the Camden Conference website in advance.




• Talk on Invasive vs. Native Plants, by Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, 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



• Free Repair Café in Belfast, 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.



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



• 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 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.



• St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Community Meal, Thursday, November 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This year, the church returns to a sit-down meal in the parish hall. The free turkey dinner will still have all the traditional dishes: roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, cranberry sauce, peas and carrots, and lots of pies. Gluten-free and vegan items will also be available. The church is located at 11 White Street in Rockland. If you are considering helping or want to provide food, contact coordinator Ron Staschak at 691-7578. To support this community meal with a donation, do so electronically on the St. Peter’s parish website or send a check, made payable to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with “Thanksgiving Meal” in the memo line, to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street, Rockland, ME 04841.

• 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 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.

• First Church in Belfast Free Community Meal, Sunday, November 27, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes a variety of hot soups including gluten-free and veggie, along with sandwiches, beverages and desserts. Serving is in the upstairs fellowship hall of the church. Families and children are encouraged and all are welcome. For more information, call the church office, 338-2282.



• LEGO Replica of Camden Public Library on Display, by artist Colby Adolphsen. It features everything from bond patterns in the exterior bricks to the light-up lighthouse in the children’s room. It’s displayed on the library’s first floor.



• 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.



• 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:

• Breastfeeding Support Group, Wednesdays, November 16, 23 and 30, from 11 a.m. to noon at Beebe Health Center, 15 Anchor Drive, Rockport. This informal support group for breastfeeding families provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from the Women and Infants unit. Because of room occupancy constraints, the meeting is limited to a maximum of seven moms with babies in arms. Siblings will not be allowed at this time. Call 301-8337 for more information. This group is free to attend but registration is required at



• 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:

• Rockland Public Library Presents Middle School Book Club, Thursdays, November 17 and December 15, at 1 p.m. Kids in grades four to eight are invited to join Miss Katie at the library for snacks and to talk about books on RSU 13 early-release days. This club will be using the Maine Student Book Award list. Kids can choose any book off the list to read each month. New attendees welcome.

• Marine Hitchhikers Program for Ages 3 to 5, at Herring Gut Coastal Science Center, 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde, this Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to noon. When people travel by boat, sometimes marine animals can tag along. Learn about how green crabs and periwinkle snails might have made their way to Maine. Meet guest animals and learn about their local impact through a fun game and craft. Herring Gut Coastal Science Center’s AquaTots program allows you and your tot to explore the wonders of the ocean by participating in movement activities, sensory play, and science exploration. $10 per session. Register at

• Fairy Party and Drawing Lesson at Rockland Public Library, 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 Mitchell. Followed by a fairy snack. Costumes encouraged.



• 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

• 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.

• Share the Light Activity Kits for Kids Available, Friends of Sears Island offers the free grab-and-go activity kits this month for children ages 5 to 12. This kit will include materials to make natural homemade fire starters for staying warm on winter nights, gold paper to make star ornaments or a garland for the solstice, a kindness calendar, ideas for helping animals in winter, and suggestions for celebrating the solstice. Donations to Friends of Sears Island allow the organization to continue to offer programming to all at no cost. Quantities are limited and will be distributed to families on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a kit, email After receiving a confirmation email, families can pick up their kits from November 18 to December 2 at Carver Memorial Library in Searsport. To learn more about Friends of Sears Island check out or



• Yoga Storytime at Waldoboro Public Library, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Reading Comes to Life with Yoga!, for children ages 3 to 5, will be led by Ms. Patti, a registered children’s yoga teacher, who will combine stories with creative movement and mindful breathing. Registration is required by calling the library at 832-4484.

• Strand Family Series Presents Fiesta with Flor, 11 a.m. Children’s music performer Flor Bromley will share the Latino-American experience in a multicultural musical celebration. The show can be experienced at the theater or livestreamed from home. Tickets for both options are offered on a pay-what-you-can scale, $0 to $20, at or by calling 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is at 345 Main Street in Rockland. A free livestreamed “Green Room Artist Chat” with Bromley will be presented on Tuesday, November 16, at 6 p.m. This presentation will be available to watch on the Strand’s Facebook and YouTube pages. During the chat, participants will hear about Bromley’s upcoming performance at the Strand and can ask questions via the comment sections.

• Marine Ecology Outing for Middle School Students, 1 p.m. at Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Participants will visit the rocky intertidal zone, salt marsh and mudflats of Lowes Cove to learn about tides, tidal zonation, and the formation of salt marshes and for 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 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:



• 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.




• 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 group of volunteers attempts to raise $450,000 to purchase and preserve Haystack Mountain, a 57-acre property located in Montville. FOHM will accept donations at the meeting. Learn more at or email



• Planned Giving Webinar, noon to 1 p.m. Join MOFGA for a lunchtime webinar on what it means to include an organization in your gift planning or estate plans. Details are at

• Take a Break with Guided Meditation, Wednesdays, November 16, 23 and 30, online from noon to 12:30 p.m. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this short meditation break as you can. The class will begin with a guided meditation, followed by silent meditation and a brief time for reflections/questions. This class is free. Visit or call 301-3950 to register.

• Downeast Trout Unlimited Zoom Meeting, 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 forinformation or look on Facebook at Downeast TU.

• St. George Municipal School Unit Meetings, Finance Committee at 5:45 p.m. In-person meeting at St. George School. To join via Zoom, email or call 372-6312. School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. In-person meeting at St. George School. To join via Zoom, email or call 372-6312.



• Destination Wellness Pizza Fest, at Flatbread restaurant in Rockport, at 5:30 p.m. This will be a meet-and-greet and a welcoming/signing up of new members. Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine 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 or call Jim at 785-2212.



• First Church in Belfast Holds Annual Christmas Fair, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Traditional favorites will be available for purchase; Jane’s scones, Don’s Famous Fish Chowder, along with corn chowder, baked goods, crafts, holiday decorations, white elephant, and silent auction. The fair is held in the upstairs fellowship hall of the church and is handicapped-accessible using the Spring Street entrance. In addition to the fair, a make-your-own-wreath project will take place in the rear parking lot of the church. You can pick out your own wreath, choose your decorations and bow and take it home to decorate to your liking. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office, 338-2282.

• Bremen Library Annual Wreath Sale, at the Bremen Town House on Route 32 next to the Bremen Fire Department, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Decorated wreaths and plain wreaths will also be available through Friday, November 18, at the Town House between 9:30 a.m. and noon and between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Decorated wreaths are priced from $30 to $45 depending on the decorations. Undecorated wreaths are $20 and wreaths decorated only with plain velvet bows are $25. Boxes will be available for $7 for shipping. Orders to be shipped must be placed by Friday, November 18. Order forms are available at the Bremen Library at 204 Waldoboro Road or online at The library phone number is 529-5572. Payments for wreaths ordered through the library or online can be made with a credit card or by sending a check to Bremen Library, P.O. Box 163, Bremen, ME 04551. Sales at the Town House can only be made with cash or check.

• Friendship Methodist Church Fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade pies (including frozen apple pies to cook at home), soups, breads, baked goods and crafts.

• Annual Holiday Market, formerly known as the Holiday Antique and Gift Show, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173) in Lincolnville Center. The event offers handcrafts, antiques and vintage items, seasonal decorations, games and puzzles, and value-added farm products. Sweet and savory baked goods will be sold packed to go. This event is sponsored by the United

Christian Church. FMI: 785-3521.

• Bake Sale in Waldoboro, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Good Things Thrift & Craft Shop, 14 Washington Road (Route 220, by Borealis Breads). Pies, breads, rolls, cookies and more. Benefits Broad Bay Congregational UCC.

• Annual Camden Hills Regional High School Ski Team Ski Sale, this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. SideCountry Sports and Ragged Mountain Sports will be selling new and used gear. Selection is better on Saturday but there are bargains on Sunday. Sunday prices will be available on the website after 5 p.m. Saturday. Gear in all sizes will include skis (Nordic and alpine), boots, poles, snowboards, skates, helmets, winter clothing and more. Learn how you can sell your own gear, with 25% of the proceeds going to the ski team, at or call 542-7571.

• Rockland Historical Society Annual Meeting and Open House, at 1:30 p.m., in the Community Room of Rockland Public Library. The public is invited. Following a brief business meeting, including a review of recent accomplishments plus plans for next year, and election of board members to a three-year-term, the group will adjourn to the Rockland Historical Society Museum for an open house with cookies, hot cider, and conversation. Historical books will be for sale.



• Fifth Annual Foodbank Farm 5K, at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta, with a 5K trail run and 1-mile walk/fun run at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, to benefit Twin Villages Foodbank Farm. Open to runners and walkers of all ages. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Registration is required and may be done online at or at There is no fee to participate, though monetary donations are encouraged and can be made online during registration.

• Annual Festival of Lights Tree and Wreath Silent Auction and Raffle, held by Friends of the Rockland Public Library on Saturday, November 26, at the library. Bidding on the individual trees and wreaths will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at 4 p.m. The auction features more than 30 decorated tabletop trees and wreaths. Generous local businesses trim each tree and wreath in inventive ways and often include generous gift certificates. The library will be decked out in the holiday spirit as well, with free cider and cookies available while supplies last. Proceeds directly support the Rockland Public Library.