Editorial Cartoons by Douglas Coffin

SEARSPORT — This exhibition is displayed January to February in the downstairs gallery at Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St. Coffin’s single-panel, black-and-white cartoons were a popular feature of the upstart Waldo Independent — a Belfast-based weekly newspaper from 1985 to 2008 — offering an alternative perspective on local news and issues. An artist talk is Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Visit carverlibrary.org for information.

Happy Wanderers Hike

LINCOLNVILLE — Thursday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.: Join Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital’s Journey to Health program for a Happy Wanderers Hike at Fernalds Neck Preserve. The hike is a moderate 1.8-mile loop. From Lincolnville Center, take Route 52 south for 2 miles, then turn right at Fernalds Neck Road. Follow to its end, staying left at the fork. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register for the hike.

Harbor Bird Watch

BELFAST — Saturday, Jan. 7, 8:30-10 a.m.: All are welcome to the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s monthly winter Harbor Bird Watch at the Belfast footbridge. Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian will be at the footbridge with their telescopes to show people whatever birds are in the harbor area and answer questions about them. Bring personal binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather.

SSCL hosts Story Hour

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 to 11 a.m.: Stockton Springs Community Library will host a Story Hour with snacks and an activity for children of all ages as part of a monthly series scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. Visit stocktonspringslibrary.org for more information.

Melting the Ice: Poems of Warmth & Wonder

BELFAST — Monday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m.: Belfast Poet Laureate Judy Kaber invites local poets to a join her for an afternoon open poetry reading in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library. Winter can be a time of struggle with cold weather and icy roads, but it can also be a time of joy when we gather together with friends and family or when we indulge ourselves in the beauty of the season. Bring a poem of warmth and wonder (or any poem, really) to share with others. There will be time for each poet to read one poem. This program, co-sponsored by Belfast Free Library, is free and open to all. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

Carver Memorial Library Book Club

SEARSPORT — Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m.: The group discusses “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn in the reading room at Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St. All are welcome. Discuss or just listen in. Visit carverlibrary.org for information.

Cross-country Ski & Shoeshoe Party

SWANVILLE — Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.: Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts a cross-country ski and snowshoe party at the farm of Cloe Chunn and David Thanhauser, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville, with skiing and snowshoeing until noon, and a hotdog roast over a campfire to follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair, drink and side dish. For more information, contact Cloe at 338-1147.

Belfast Maskers Open Auditions

BELFAST — Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., Basil Burwell Community Theater: Belfast Maskers hold open auditions for the darkly-comedic play “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire, its production scheduled for late May.

Nonviolent Action & Community Organizing Training

BELFAST — Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 to 5 p.m.: UU Sanctuary on Miller Street: Training by Ethan Hughes of the Possibility Alliance and Phoebe Dolan of Maine Youth Power. FMI: 338-5719.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Candlelight Walk & Gathering

BELFAST — Monday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m.: Meet at the Belfast Post Office with candles; a program to commemorate Dr. King’s life at the First Church in Belfast, UCC, starts at approximately 5 p.m.

Teens Create

SEARSPORT — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. (third Tuesdays): Teens and preteens ages 11 through 19 are invited to make/draw pins with the button maker at Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St. All supplies included. Visit carverlibrary.org for information.

Local Genealogy Group Meets

BELFAST — Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.: Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meets in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library. Annual administrative business meeting with a family recipe potluck. Bring a dish to share, the recipe and any associated family stories, photos, etc. Meet fellow genealogists and learn more about this chapter, which meets monthly on the third Wednesday at the library to discuss topics in genealogical research. Genealogists of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to join, from beginner to expert. Annual dues of $5 go toward speaker fees and refreshments, but membership is not required to attend individual programs. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Repair Café

BELFAST — Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Waldo County Y: 2023 New Year’s resolutions — save money; take less junk to the transfer station. Here’s how: Get your broken lamps, toaster, vacuum, mixers, radios, clocks and other household stuff and clothing fixed. Come enjoy the talented fixers at the Repair Café who will attempt to fix your stuff for free (please bring replacement parts; we do have a few basics on hand). We always are willing to teach you the secrets or, if you want to join us, the Repair Café volunteers are a great group of folks.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

SEARSPORT — Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 to 3 p.m.: This pop-up musical experience for all ages at Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St., allows attendees to try out musical instruments that are free to borrow with a library card. Members of Searsport Shores Jam Ensemble will be on hand to help out. Acoustic and electric guitars (with amp), violins, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, an upright bass and an accordion are currently available. No experience is needed. Snow date: Jan. 28. Call 207-548-2303 or email staff@carverlibrary.org for information.