Advance care planning workshop offered Nov. 17

VIRTUAL — Advance care planning is an organized process of reflecting upon and discussing goals for future health care decisions. It is part of creating an advance directive, which is a written plan that represents individual preferences and tells others what medical care you want or do not want if you become too ill in the future to tell them.

Join trained advance care planning facilitator Vikki Swan Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for this workshop where you will begin the process of filling out an advance directive. Class is free; pre-registration is required in order to obtain virtual access. Visit or call 301-3950 to register.

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge tells 'best of the best' Nov. 18

ROCKLAND — Come learn about the best of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge with Refuge Biologist Sara Williams Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. over Zoom.

Williams will highlight three aspects of the refuge: 2020 seabird island update, research and monitoring on the seabirds and her favorite places in the refuge. Register at The program will be livestreamed on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR Facebook page.

For more information, email or call 594-0600 ext. 5.

Zoom from Abbe Museum to dicuss future Nov. 18

CUSHING — Bar Harbor’s Abbe Museum, dedicated to the history, culture and art of indigenous peoples, is one of Maine’s most important public institutions.

Executive Director and Senior Partner Chris Newell, with Wabanaki Nations, will discuss the present and future of the museum in a Zoom talk from the Cushing Public Library Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. He will also talk about significant changes at the museum that began with his predecessor, notably the process of decolonizing a colonial institution.

Event is free and open to all. To register, call Wendy Roberts at 691-0833 or email