Healing Circle

BELFAST — Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church on Miller Street: Healing Circle sponsored by The Healing Garden, a Midcoast educational nonprofit, one of a series of free and donations-based healing programs for the public. Learn more at TheHealingGardenMaine.org, by emailing info@thehealinggardenmaine.org or by calling 249-2261.

Maine Balkan Choir

BELFAST — Tuesdays through Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Rehearsals at 17 Court St. (basement of Belfast Maskers building). February dates will be the 14th, 21st and 28th. No experience necessary. FMI, email joeniemczura@gmail.com, call 808-352-1714, visit joeniemczura2012.wordpress.com or simply show up.  Maine Balkan Choir, led by Anne Stancioff Tatgenhorst of Winterport and Camden, has specialized in Slavic singing since 1998 and will perform a benefit concert for Ukraine in spring 2023.

Zoom Talk: ‘Landscape of Change’ Project

BELFAST — Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Zoom presentation by Catherine Schmitt, environmental scientist from the Schoodic Institute, about the “Landscape of Change” project on Mount Desert Island. This program kicks off the Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series co-sponsored by the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library, which focuses on the effects of the Climate Crisis on local environments. To register for the Zoom link, go to https://belfastlibrary.org/abcd-events.

Rabies Clinic

TROY —  Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5 to 7 p.m.: Clinic for dogs and cats at the Troy Town Office. Cost is $10 per animal.

Benefit Potluck Dinner

LIBERTY — Thursday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m.: Potluck benefit dinner and campfire at Liberty Community Hall, 3 Serenity Lane, for the family of the late Richard H. “Dickie” Emery Jr., beloved custodian at Walker School.

Rabies Clinic

BELFAST — Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 to 11 a.m.: Rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs at Waldo County Pet Food Pantry in the VFW building at 34 Field St. Cost is $10 per animal; bring proof of previous vaccination to get three-year vaccine.

Robert Burns Birthday Dinner

BELFAST — Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 to 9 p.m., Waldo County Shrine Club: Fundraiser for Maine Celtic Celebration begins with a whisky tasting, followed by a traditional Scottish dinner, complete with haggis, plus songs, bagpipes and poetry readings. Tickets at $50 each available at the door or at mainecelticcelebration.com.

Benefit Dinner

CHINA — Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m. (snow date Jan. 29): Dinner for Ann and Peter Bako, who are active in the Palermo community and lost their home and all possessions in a fire with no insurance. Location is the Erskine Academy cafeteria. Menu includes spaghetti, beverages, salads and desserts. Also a raffle with dozens of great prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a pie and cheesecake auction at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Donations also can be made by sending a check (memo line Bako 23) to Palermo Community Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Palermo, ME 04354, or through GoFundMe: Peter and Ann Bako House Fire Weeks Mills Maine at gofund.me/4d70fd55.

Editorial Cartoons by Douglas Coffin

SEARSPORT — This exhibition is displayed through 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.

PMM Speaker Series

SEARSPORT — Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. on Zoom:  Penobscot Marine Museum’s Fog & Ice Speaker Series continues with “Fog Along the Maine Coast” with meteorologist Mike Clair. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Participants will receive a materials list. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org/events-list/, or contact Jeana Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org or 548-2529.

‘After All’ Concert with Narration

BELFAST — Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.: A cozy winter performance at 15 Front St. by Halcyon String Quartet and narrator David Troup. Through music and spoken word, “After All” contemplates the trajectories of our world while reflecting on life in the midst of a pandemic. It uses the words of friends and community members to reflect on the new realities of our world and the vulnerability and resilience of our humanity in the face of climate change. Admission by suggested donation of $20, students $10.

Fire Department Supper

SEARSMONT — Saturday, Feb. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.: “All you can eat” public supper of American chop suey, hot dogs, baked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw, homemade biscuits and dessert at the Fire Station. Tickets at $10 (or $5 for kids 12 and under) support the department.

Chicken barbecue

UNITY — Sunday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Snowdusters Clubhouse, Fisher Road in Unity: Menu includes chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, roll, drink and dessert. Prepaid meals available; contact Lori Nason. Visit the online auction on Facebook. Proceeds will go toward club expenses.

Informational meeting

SWANVILLE — Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.: The town will hold an informational meeting at the regular Select Board meeting to discuss a change in the Town Charter, Section 6.12, Bid Procedure.  A full explanation is available at the Town Office and is also in the Annual Town Report for 2023.