AUGUSTA — Lithgow Public Library workshop on how to have difficult conversations related to dementia, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, Ballard Center, 6 East Chestnut St. Free and open to the public. 626-2415 or

BANGOR — Sargent Tyler and West donation drive to benefit Manna Ministries, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 4-6, 60 Summer St., No. 1. Accepting canned and nonperishable food items, furniture, clothing, cars and more.

BANGOR — “Limited Edition: Maine Printmakers,” 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, through Jan. 31, Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St. 941-2820.

BAR HARBOR — “Groundwork,” one-man play by Mike Ostroski and Derek Davidson, Maine debut, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, Jesup Memorial Library., 288-4245 or

BATH — Rock group The Howligans, 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, Curtis Room of Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. Tickets $10.

BLUE HILL — 52 Weeks of Giving program for children of all ages, 4-5:30 p.m. Fridays, starting Jan. 8, Blue Hill Public Library. Libby Edwardson, 374-5515.

BREWER — Schedule a Dog Ears appointment to read to Copper or Belle, canine tutors, 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. To sign up for a 15-minute segment, call the library at 989-7943.

BREWER — Work on knitting group’s community service project, in partnership with Brewer Police Department, or bring yarn projects of any sort, 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters or needle-workers welcome. 989-7943.

BREWER — Book Club discussion on December’s book of the month, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. Pick up the January book. 989-7943.

BREWER — Next Generation Theatre Teen Troupe performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, and 2 p.m. Jan. 10, 39 Center St. Tickets, $7, $4 under age 17. 989-7100.

BRUNSWICK — World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, People Plus, 25 Union St. Many dances taught. No partner needed. Admission by $5 donation. Open to all. 200-7577, or

CAMDEN — Fourth and final session of Camden Conference New Africa Discussion Series, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Group will reflect on challenges confronting Sub-Sahara Africa in joining global community. 236-3440.

CAMDEN — Essential Oil Health Creations hands-on craft workshop for adults, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, Camden Public Library. $10 materials fee. To register, 236-3440.

EASTPORT — Knights of Pythias, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22, Eastport Youth Center. All past Knights requested to attend the meeting. Rick Green at 853-3008 or 904-7663.

ELLSWORTH — Book Discussion Group, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, Riverview Room, Ellsworth Public Library. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr will be discussed. 667-6363.

ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Chess Club, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Ellsworth Public Library. 667-6363.

ELLSWORTH — Tightwad Exchange, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, Riverview Room, Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State St. Bring a lunch. 667-6363.

ELLSWORTH — Tuesday Readers book discussion group, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 5, Riverview Room, Ellsworth Public Library. Special viewing of documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” 667-6363.

ELLSWORTH — Knit, crochet or spin, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, beginning Jan. 2, all year, third floor Knitting Nook, Ellsworth Public Library. 667-6363.

HAMPDEN — December Vacation Art Program by Windover Art Center for ages 6 and up, through Jan. 1, Hampden Congregational Church, 101 Main Road North. 234-4503 or

NEWCASTLE — VoXX “Music for the New Year” concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Newcastle. $10. or

ORONO — Kathy Lena of Twin Pines Photography sharing her photos of Maine’s wildlife, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.

PHIPPSBURG — State Street Traditional Jazz Band concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane. $12, $6 students, free to under age 8. Doors open 7 p.m. 389-1770.

PITTSFIELD — Coloring club program for adults,10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, Pittsfield Public Library. Pages to color, colored pencils, markers and crayons provided, or bring your own. Soothing music and light refreshments. 487-5880.

PORTLAND — Choral Art Camerata rings in the New Year with its Epiphany Celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St. Features soprano Elisabeth Marshall and a newly composed piece by Jonathan David, winner of The Choral Art Society’s second annual Carol Contest. $20; $10 students.

PORTLAND — Disney on Ice presents “Treasure Trove,” 7 p.m. Jan. 6-7; 11 a.m. Jan. 9-10; 3 p.m. Jan. 9-10, Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square. $15 and up.

ROCKLAND — Farnsworth Art Museum and Strand Theatre First Friday Film, “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the Strand. Tickets, $8 museum members, $10 others at the Strand box office.

ROCKPORT — Dr. Judy Kahrl talking about “Women of the New Africa,” 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, Rockport Opera House Conference Room.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Community Appreciation Party, 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main St. To celebrate library’s Five Star Award for fifth year in a row. Music, refreshments. 244-7065.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Southwest Harbor Public Library four week short-film event: Peter Logue’s films, “Frank and Ada,” “Outrunning Parkinson’s” and “Amazing

Grace,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. 244-7065.

STEUBEN — “Minions,” 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center. Free. Refreshments are sold by donation.

STONINGTON — Opera House Arts’ Live in the Lobby musical event, hosted by Archipelago, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, Stonington Opera House. or 367-2788.