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APPLETON — Appleton Historical Society Harvest of the Arts and Monthly Gathering, a program of presentations by Appleton musicians and writers, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Appleton Meeting House, Sennebec Road.
BELFAST — “Depth of Field,” works by Adele Drake, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
DAMARISCOTTA — Brian Boone and Roger Taylor Panek, “Photos, Fabrications and Etchings: A multimedia exhibit of wildlife and local sea critters,” through Sept. 16, Pemaquid Watershed Association, 15 Courtyard St. Portion of proceeds benefit the association. 563-2196.
LIBERTY — Aboriginal art of Australia, through September, Liberty Library. 589-3161.
WISCASSET — Reception for exhibit of works by Candasa Edwards-Epstein, 3-6 p.m. Sept. 10, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. 882-7511.
WISCASSET — “The Scent of Flowers,” through Sept. 18, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. 882-7511.
BELFAST — Story Times, 10 a.m. Thursdays for Lapsitters, Fridays for Terrific Toddlers, Belfast Free Library. 338-3884, ext. 24.
CAMDEN — “Roots, Shoots, Veggies, and Fruits,” 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. For children ages 7-13. Free.
CAMDEN — Forts and Fairy Houses family workshop, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Merryspring Nature Center. Free. 236-2239.
LIBERTY — Play group for children birth to age 4, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Ivan O. Davis Library. 589-3161.
ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Library: Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays; Farmers Market Storytime, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Baby Storytime, 10 a.m. Fridays. 594-0310.
ROCKLAND — Children’s drawing workshops led by Catinka Knoth, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Room, Rockland Public Library. Ages 6 and up, free, open to all, materials provided. 594-0310.
SEARSMONT — Searsmont Town Library story and art time, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. 342-5549.
WARREN — Page Play, story and play time for children, 1 p.m. Fridays, Children’s Area, Warren Free Public Library. All ages. 273-2900.
WASHINGTON — Children’s Story Hour 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Reading, arts and crafts. Free.
CAMDEN — Free tai ji class. 10 a.m. Sept. 11, High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St. Open to both beginners and those with experience. 623-2180.
CAMDEN — “Foraging for Maine’s Wild Mushrooms: An Identification Class,” with Greg Marley, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. $50 for Merryspring Members; $60 for nonmembers. Preregistration required; class size limited. 236-2239.
ROCKLAND — AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15, location TBA. Age 50 and older. Defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, rules of the road. Limited seating; advance registration required. $14 fee, $2 discount with AARP card, lunch included. 596-0339.
TENANTS HARBOR — French Immersion weekend, 5 p.m. Sept.16, to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18, Blueberry Cove Camp. Fun activities entirely in French for adults and students. Penobscot School, 594-1084.
CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: Rob Eddy, Classic Yacht Models, Sept. 13; Barrett Brown, president, Cedarworks, Sept. 20; Julie von Kamecke, chairwoman, The Penobscot School, Sept. 27. 691-4893.
UNITY— Unity Area Rotary Club, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli, 215 Depot St. http://www.rotary.org.
WALDO — Waldo County Extension Association, 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday, University of Maine Extension, 992 Waterville Road. 800-287-1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALDOBORO — Midcoast Young Republicans, 7 p.m. third Thursday, American Legion Hall, 181 Jefferson St. email@example.com.
BELFAST — Ballroom dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, East Belfast Elementary School, Swan Lake Avenue. Free, open to all, including singles. Practice ballroom dance steps. Chuck, 505-5521.
ROCKLAND — Dancing4Fun, community dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, second-floor Studio RED space, 16 School St. (historic Odd Fellows building). Free, donation toward space rental appreciated.
BELFAST — Super Bingo, Sept. 9, The American Legion, 143 Church St. Doors open 4 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
BROOKS — Country View Golf Club Tournament, Sept. 10, sponsored by FUTURE SAD 3. Registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, door prizes. Future MSAD3.org, information and registration forms, 948-2644 or 342-5993.
MONROE — Church supper and Harvest Auction, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 17, Monroe Community Church, 28 West Main St. (Route 139). $6, $3 children under 5. 525-4431 or 525-3242.
ROCKLAND — Grace Bible Fellowship clothing closet, open to those in need, noon-2 p.m. last Saturday or by request. Church office, 596-7117. Clothing in closet is free.
SEARSMONT — Benefit Motorcycle Ride, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Begins at Country Store Gift Shop, Route 3. $20 includes T-shirt, hot dog, drink and door prize ticket. Ride ends at Searsmont town office around 1:30 p.m. with food, music, raffle. Extra rider, $5. Rain date. Sept. 11. Benefits Vicky Morgan Foundation. 342 – 3259.
BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series, 7 p.m., Abbott Room, at the library, 106 High St.: “Grand Illusion,” Sept. 9; “M.” Sept. 16; “The Bicycle Thief,” Sept. 20; “Rashomon,” Sept. 30. Free.
CAMDEN — Resonance Arts and the Camden Public Library host series of films of Eckhart Tolle’s talks, “Beneath the World Drama, There is Peace,” 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 18, 25, at the library. Free.
CAMDEN — “Oceans,” 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Merryspring Nature Center. Free, but donations appreciated. 236-2239.
CUSHING — Documentary “Mining Challenges a Civilization,” about the disruption of Mongolia’s nomadic ways, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Cushing Historical Society, Hathorn Point Road. Short society business meeting after film. 354-6351.
ROCKLAND — The Face of the Other three-part film series, 6 p.m. Sept. 15, 22 and 29, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.
BELFAST — Reading by the four editors of “Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents” 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St.. Refreshments and question-and-answer discussion will follow. Books available for purchase. 338-0001.
BELFAST — Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Belfast Free Library. Guest speaker energy researcher Dr. Paul Kando, “Getting Around After $4 Gasoline and Beyond: 21st Century Transportation for Maine.” Free and open to all. 338-3884, ext. 10.
BELFAST — Mushroom expert and author Greg Marley, “Foraging for Mushrooms: Grand Adventures and Possible Pitfalls,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Free and open to all. 338-3884 ext. 10.
CAMDEN — Author Rushworth Kidder, “Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing,” a talk for parents on parenting and ethics, 2 p.m. Sept. 10, Camden Public Library. 236-3440.
CAMDEN — “History and Duties of the U.S. Secret Service,” with Tom McCarthy, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440.
DAMARISCOTTA — Talk on Care Transitions services with specialist Andrea Handel, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. 563-1363.
ROCKLAND — “Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock,” with scholar Henry Adams, 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Farnsworth Art Museum. $8 members, $10 others. Seating limited. 596-0949.
ROCKLAND — “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure,” 7 p.m. Sept. 9, Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Capt. Harold Arndt describing the 19-year ongoing project of building a 113-foot two-masted steel topsail schooner from recycled materials and tools. Free, donations accepted. 594-0200.
DAMARISCOTTA — Lunch and Learn, history of Maine apples with author John Bunker of Fedco Seeds, 11:15 a.m. Sept. 7, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Advance reservations required, 563-1363. $4 disabled or over 60, $6 others.
ROCKLAND — Free meal, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 27 Payne Ave., Route 1. Open to all. 594-5326.
SEARSMONT — Public supper, 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Searsmont United Methodist Church, Route 131. $8, $3 children, free to children under 5. Handicapped accessible.
SEARSPORT — Turkey supper, 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Searsport United Methodist Church. Doors open 4 p.m. $8, $4 children 12 and under. Benefits church programs. 548-2239.
SOUTH MONTVILLE — New Life Community Church food pantry, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, at church, Route 173 next to Choate Road. Bread, fresh fruits, vegetables. Open to those of all communities.
WASHINGTON — Public supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Evening Star Grange, 33 Old Union Road. $8; $4 children, $1 off per person with each Food Pantry donation. Benefits Grange programs.
BELFAST — Belfast Historical Society and Museum, 10 Market St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. Free. 338-9229.
BROOKS — Brooks Historical Society, Pilley House, Route 7. Staples’ Sleigh made in Brooks 1888, Dow family memorabilia, children’s dinner plates circa 1900, videos of Brooks residents, old theater curtain, vintage gowns. Donations accepted. Free refreshments on porch. Air-conditioned. Betty Littlefield, 722-3633.
CAMDEN — Cramer Museum and Conway Homestead, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. New exhibit, “Call to Arms,” depicting four 1861 events.
LINCOLNVILLE — Lincolnville Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum, 33 Beach Road, Route 173. Open 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or by appointment, 789-5984.
OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $10, $8 age 65 and older, free under 18. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-4418.
THOMASTON — General Henry Knox Museum, Montpelier, through Columbus Day weekend. Hours, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, also on Sunday and Monday of holiday weekends, except for Labor Day. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children, free under 5. 354-8062.
THOMASTON — Thomaston Historical Society Knox Farmhouse Museum, 80 Knox St., 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, to end of September, or by appointment, 354-4121. Free, donations appreciated.
THORNDIKE — Bryant Stove and Music Museum, off Route 139, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 568-3665.
UNION — Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July, August, Union Fairgrounds.
WISCASSET — Castle Tucker, Lee Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through Oct. 15; Nickels-Sortwell House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, through Oct. 15. Free to members of Historic New England, $5 others, $4 seniors, $2.50 under 12.
BELFAST — Traditional shape note singing, 7-9 P.M. Sept. 12, First Church Fellowship Hall. Open to all. Free. Newcomers welcome. Books available for loan and purchase. Group will sing noon-1 p.m. Sept. 24-25, Common Ground Country Fair, Maine Folk Traditions Stage. 338-1265, 594-5743.
CAMDEN — Friends of Music presents Cinder Conk, accordion and bass duo playing traditional and original Balkan gypsy music, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Free; donations welcome.
CAMDEN — Midcoast Community Chorus fall semester begins, Sept. 12. Registration forms available at http://www.mccsings.org/ or 5-6:15 p.m. before rehearsal. Sept. 12; first rehearsal, 6:30-8:30 p.m. John Street United Methodist Church. 975-0582.
ROCKLAND — Free, open jam 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 701-7627.
SEARSPORT — Open mike, 3-8 p.m. Sundays, The Brick House. With Dan Hudson. Open to all music, singing abilities.
ST. GEORGE — Country, folk and gospel jam, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, St. George Grange, just off Route 131 at Wiley’s Corner. Free, donations accepted for cost of hall. Benefits charitable causes. Musicians and audience invited.
UNITY — Kyle Carey with Rosie MacKensie, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 at the door. Pre-jam session, 6:30 p.m. and musicians invited to bring instruments. 948-7469.
UNITY — Master’s Blend Coffeehouse featuring Backyard Bluegrass, 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Unity Community Center. Free and open to all. Pastor Mike Senecal, 491-5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALDOBORO — The Campbells, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Waldoboro Word of Life Church, 41 Old Route One. Free, but donations appreciated. Potluck supper, 5:30 p.m.. 975-3558.
WALDOBORO — New England folksinger and songwriter Lui Collins, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Broad Bay Congregational, 941 Main St. Tickets at door $15, free to children 12 and under. Refreshments and CDs available for purchase. Steffie and Jeff Belcher, 372-6750.
WARREN — Rockland-based brass and wind ensemble Bay Winds North, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 11, Woolen Mill Park. Free. Bring refreshments (no alcohol), blankets or lawn chairs. Free.
BELFAST — Read through for “Talking Heads,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, home of Lilias Outerbridge, 81 Church St.; auditions for “Talking Heads,” 3-5 p.m. Sept. 11, Parish Room, First Church,
81 Spring St. Play performed Oct. 13-23, First Church.
WALDOBORO — Waldo Theatre: Katahdin Valley Boys, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets, Waltz Pharmacy. 832-6060.
ROCKLAND — Penobscot School open house, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 10, 28 Gay St. Door prizes, raffle, meet the faculty. 25th birthday celebrations and refreshments. 594-1084.