NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Author Event with James Hornor at Camden Public Library, at 6:30 p.m. Horner will discuss his novel Victoria Falls, which explores American male stereotypes, vulnerability, and masculine authenticity. Hornor will be giving a brief slideshow, reading from the text, and fostering audience discussion. The novel is set in the 1990s in Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Bombay, India. The story follows James Monroe, a late 20th-century innocent abroad who embodies both the bravado and the debilitating insecurities of the modern American male. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

• Elizabeth Garber Releases New Memoir, 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Sailing at the Edge of Disaster follows the journey of Oceanics School students and faculty as they motor their limping ship – the once-magnificent yacht formerly owned by General Post heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post – out of Miami to begin the grand itinerary their charismatic 25-year-old school director envisioned. As the voyage unfolds, Garber discovers the rigors, joys, and triumphs of being at sea. Reservations are recommended for this free event and can be made by contacting Left Bank Books at 338-9009 or info@leftbankbookshop.com. Garber’s talk will be recorded and available to view on BCTV and the library’s YouTube channel.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

• Free Afternoon Tours of Aldermere Farm, in Rockport. Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers fall tour hours on Wednesdays, September 14, 21, and 28, starting at 3:30 p.m. Tours begin at the farmhouse, 20 Russell Avenue, and are led by volunteer docents who share the history of the 200-year-old saltwater farm. Meet Aldermere’s iconic belted Galloway herd. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Registration is required. Learn more at aldermere.org or by calling 236-2739.

• 87 Days Alone in Patagonia, 7 p.m. in the Old Town House in Union. Union Historical Society presents Zach Fowler, the season-three winner of “Alone,” the History Channel’s popular wilderness challenge. He survived for 87 days in the rugged South American landscape of Patagonia, winning the half-million-dollar prize. Fowler will describe how he qualified for the contest, how he chose the ten tools he could take with him, how difficult it was to be alone and how happy he was to return to his wife and daughters. All UHS monthly programs are free.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• Zoom In with Edward Humes: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. The Natural Resources Council of Maine hosts author and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Edward Humes to discuss his book, Garbology. After sharing more about America’s “dirty love affair with trash,” Humes will also share stories of hope: families, companies, and whole communities who are finding a way back from waste. NRCM’s Sarah Nichols will join to discuss with Humes what Maine is doing to tackle our problem with trash and how you can be involved. Go to nrcm.org to RSVP for the Zoom link.

• Program on “Ornitherapy,” online at 6 p.m. Midcoast Audubon and Camden Public Library host Holly Merker, who will explain why getting a daily dose of ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered. Merker has a background in art therapy, but today uses birds and nature towards the same goals, delivering nature-based wellness programming to people of all ages. Visit midcoast.maineaudubon.org/event/ornitherapy to register for the free Zoom program.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• Free Historic Walking Tour of Camden, at 4 p.m. This is the final Friday tour of the season. Meet in the Camden Public Library’s Children’s Garden for a stroll to explore several historic sites in downtown Camden, including the Camden Public Library grounds and Amphitheatre. Learn about the town’s people, places, and industries. The tour ends at the Village Green. Free, and for all ages. Donations accepted to benefit the library.

• A Jazzy Celebration of the Gibbs Library, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery, 347 Carroll Road, Union. Cocktails, nibbles, music, silent auction and music by Phil Clement and Lincoln Blake. $25 tickets (which include a literary cocktail and door prize chance) are at GibbsBiblioFete.eventbrite.com, at the library, and at Sweetgrass. Sponsored by Gibbs Library, in Washington. FMI: gibbslibrary.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Open House at Robinson Home-stead, 945 River Road, St. George, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chickens in Maine – Past, Present and Future will be the theme of the Open House. The Andrew Robinson Homestead was the site of one of several thriving poultry farms in St. George. Items at the homestead connected to the industry will be showcased. Renowned local poultry judge Erik Nelsen, a local egg producer, and displays loaned from the Finnish Heritage House will also be featured. This is a free, family-friendly event. Donations accepted. Both the house and barn will be open for touring.

• Revolutionary War and 18th-Century Medical Presentation at Camden-Rockport Historical Society, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Troops at Camden, a Maine living-history group, will be encamped on the grounds of the 1770s Thorndike Homestead in Camden. This free, family-friendly event is an opportunity for the public to learn what life was like in midcoast Maine during the Revolutionary War period. There will be 18th-century daily living demonstrations and activities in which visitors can take part. Don Rainville, a period home and furniture restoration professional, will be on hand to discuss furniture of the 18th century. Rainville will offer free consultations to visitors who have questions about their house or antique furniture.

• Owls Head Library Garden Gathering Program Talk by Linda Cortright, 4 p.m. The author and world traveler gives the “Around the World in 60 Minutes (or Less)” talk. The program is free; donations are encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome. Inclement weather date is Sunday, September 18. Bring a chair or blanket. Parking is right next door at 107 North Shore Drive – watch for signs. To register, go to owlsheadlibrary.org or send an email to owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Maine Apple Sunday, the Maine State Pomological Society will hold the 22nd annual Maine Apple Sunday with participating orchards around the state. Maine Apple Sunday starts the peak of the apple harvest when summer apples are still available but the main crop is ready for its first pick. Apple orchards from Wells to Caribou will celebrate by offering special activities and free samples of apple products. Head to maineapples.org to see what’s happening at orchards around Maine.

• Swashbuckling Live Book Event, 4 p.m. at Colonial Theatre in downtown Belfast. Belfast author Elizabeth Garber presents her newest book to the public. Her second memoir, Sailing on the Edge of Disaster: A Memoir of a Young Woman’s Daring Year, tells the story of how a bookish teen and her younger brother are sent by their domineering father to “shape up” on a sail training school ship. They not only discover the rigors and joys of being at sea while learning to scour decks, splice lines and climb rigging, but also survive piracy, a near sinking, and being held hostage by gunboats. There is no admission charge for the multimedia presentation, which will be followed by book signing and sales.

COMING UP:

• Amateur and Astrophotography with Jacob Gerritsen, Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Gerritsen is a longtime Camden resident with an interest in all things astronomical and optical. His talk will chart the course of amateur astronomy over the years, with his own experience as an example. He will show his work and bring in some telescopes for examination. As Saturn is expected to be visible that evening, he will set up one of his scopes to allow everyone to see the rings of Saturn. This event is free and open to all. Call the library at 236-3642 with any questions.

• Celebrating Tony Bennett at Camden Public Library, Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. The library welcomes back Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Recordings for a presentation about the life and career of Bennett, known for his performances of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He has experienced renewed popularity over the past decade, due in part to his high-profile musical collaborations with pop-star Lady Gaga. Lund’s program will discuss Bennett’s life from his earliest beginnings to the present. He will share both recognizable and very rare recordings from Bennett’s prolific recorded legacy – interspersed with little-known details about Bennett’s life. The program will be held in the library’s Picker Room. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to reserve your seat.

MUSIC

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Down East Singers’ Fall Semester Begins, with rehearsals starting this Tuesday, September 13, at 6:45 p.m., at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Rehearsals will continue Tuesday evenings through December 6. The ensemble will prepare “Noël Français,” a program of French-Canadian and European French holiday music in collaboration with the folk ensemble Ti-Acadie. Performances will be on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheatre; Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Watts Hall in Thomaston; and Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Down East Singers is open to all community members, and new singers are welcome. The membership fee is $75, payable either through the website or by mail. High school students sing for free. To register or find out more, visit downeastsingers.org or call 619-0423.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

• St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Holding Auditions for All Voice Parts, as they begin preparing for December 9, 10, and 11 “Ceremony of Lessons and Carols” concerts. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community group of singers, from talented youth to seasoned performers. They present two to three concerts per year, typically in December and May, with an additional concert this year in June. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.  starting this Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. To schedule an audition, call Linda Blanchard at 380-2768 or email audition@ceciliachoir.org. For more information, visit ceciliachoir.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• James Montgomery Band at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m., with special guest saxophonist Deric Dyer (a former member of the Joe Cocker and Tina Turner bands). Bluesman Montgomery has toured over the years with the likes of Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and other luminaries. Advance discounted tickets are $25, available only from the box office at 633-5159. Regular tickets are $30, and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com. All seats are general admission.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Penobscot Bay Orchestra Hosting Open Rehearsal, for new and existing members, at John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street in Camden, at 10 a.m. The orchestra invites new players from around the Penobscot Bay region to join them in the open rehearsal to read through the Largo from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, Op. 95, and movements from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F. Interested players should contact Penobscot Bay Orchestra at penobscotbayorchestra@gmail.com to acquire music.

• 10th Annual Live Edge Music Festival at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. A day of live music, local food and beer, and even belly dancing – all set in the midst of HVNC’s 1,000 acres of trails, pond shore frontage and bogs. This year’s all-Maine musical lineup includes Primo Cubano, The Gainers, The Hot Suppers and Papa Tim and the Desperate Man’s Blues Explosion. Local food and beer will be available all day, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at midcoastconservancy.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• “Real Ragtime Concert” in South Bristol, 3 p.m. at Union Church of South Bristol. Sean Fleming and his eight-piece Dam Rag Scotta Orchestra will play a collection of early 20th-century compositions by Confrey, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Morton, Scott, “and Shepherd. Included will be upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The concert will be free, with donations accepted to pay for repairs to Union Church, on Rutherford Island at 2178 Route 129. Refreshments will be served after the concert in the parish hall. For more information, call Linda Brunner at 446-5437.

COMING UP:

• Belfast Open Mic, Wednesday, September 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belfast Maskers Playhouse, 17 Court Street, Belfast. Performers – singers, instrumentalists, and storytellers, both seasoned and new – and listeners and onlookers are invited. Performers can practice new or old material before a live audience with piano accompanist Lincoln Blake and guitarist Dave Clarke.  Bring music charts or lead sheets in your key or browse their resources. Blake will be available for practice at 6:30 p.m. There will be a sign-up sheet for all performers. All attendees pay $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, contact Kathleen at BelfastCabaret@gmail.com. Next date: Tuesday, October 4.

FILM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• Camden International Film Festival 2022, the18th edition, will take place in person this Thursday to Sunday, September 15–18, at venues in Camden and Rockland, and online September 15–25 for audiences across North America. A program of the Points North Institute, CIFF remains widely recognized as a major platform championing the next generation of nonfiction storytellers and one of the hottest documentary and industry festivals on the festival and awards calendars. This year’s edition is the most international and formally adventurous to date and includes 34 features and 37 short films from over 41 countries. Learn more at pointsnorthinstitute.org.

• Film Screening from POV by PBS, Rockland Public Library presents a screening of Winter’s Yearning at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all. In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, Winter’s Yearning follows the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stymied youth. This program will be shown simultaneously in the library’s Community Room and via Zoom. For more information or for links to attend via Zoom, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on September 15.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• Fire of Love at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, this Friday through Thursday, September 22. The documentary, from filmmaker Sara Dosa, chronicles the lives and deaths of French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, which Variety called, “The most staggering, terrifying, and beautiful imagery of nature ever recorded.” The French lovers, mischievous and charming geochemist Katia and showboating geologist Maurice, died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet, while simultaneously capturing the most explosive volcano imagery ever recorded. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before showtime, or in advance at LincolnTheater.net.

ARTS

• Call for Donations of Fabric and Yarn, for a stash sale set for Saturday, October 22, at Searsport Community Building to benefit Carver Memorial Library. The sale focuses on fabric and yarn, along with notions and tools for quilting, knitting, sewing, and crocheting. Due to limited space, they can’t take books, magazines, patterns, or other craft items. To give them time to sort, drop off donations at the library between now and Saturday, October 8.

• Locally Grown: Illustrations & Reflections from the Sketch Journals of Rita Swidrowski, an exhibit of watercolor and ink illustrations with text by Swidrowski, are on display in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library through October 7. The Kramer Gallery, located on the ground floor of the library, 106 High Street, is open during library hours. A Gallery Talk & Reception will take place Thursday, September 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• CIFF | Storyforms ft. Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, on view this Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in downtown Rockland. In collaboration with CMCA, the Camden International Film Festival will present a three-channel video exhibition by the Tehuacán, Mexico–based collective Colectivo Los Ingrávidos as their 2022 Storyforms project. This year’s Storyforms program is free and open to the public. Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is a Mexican film collective founded in 2012. All other CMCA galleries will be closed during this time for installation.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• “Touring Peninsula Art,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From the St. George town line to the tip of the peninsula in Port Clyde, St. George Business Alliance member studios, galleries, and unique venues will be open and displaying a wide variety of work by local artists. Colorful “ART TOUR” lawn signs will identify participating locations on both the east and west sides of the peninsula. Event maps listing 23 venues with open hours for each will be available for download from SGBA’s website.

• Belfast Maskers Open Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, this Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday, September 18, at 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast. The play is the riotous story of what happened when “the absolute worst kids in the world” collided with the Christmas story head on. Roles are available for actors of all ages, genders, and abilities; families and individuals are all welcome. More information about the auditions, including some descriptions of the characters, can be found at belfastmaskers.com/auditions.

• Third Annual Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast, this Saturday and Sunday, outside at Waterfall Arts.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

• Adult Workshop at CMCA: Magic Materials, 3 to 6 p.m. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art offers the in-person workshop where participants will use a variety of recycled materials to create mixed-media relief works. Inspired by upcoming installation Ian Trask | Mind Loops, made from reclaimed items, you will create active compositions from materials, encouraging reuse of materials. This workshop will be run similarly to CMCA’s ArtLab for All program, focusing on experimentation and exploration of material. Registration required; $60 general public, $45 CMCA members, $40 seniors.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• The Who, What, Where, Whys of PFAS, 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts a presentation by Andrew Carpenter, certified soil scientist and founder of Northern Tilth, LLC. He will discuss PFAS, including where they are in our environment and how we can test for them. For more information, visit belfastbaywatershed.org or contact info@belfastbaywatershed.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• Online-and-Outdoor Wild Mushroom Identification and Foraging Workshop with Greg Marley, this Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17. The two-day course will begin over Zoom on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a three-hour mushroom walk at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees should come prepared for a hike. Cost is $60, with a discounted rate of $90 for pairs living in the same household. Sign up by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org. Space is limited, with registration required.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Belfast Community Works Repair Café, 9 a.m. to noon at the Waldo County YMCA, 157 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast. Bring fibers that need fixing or small electrical appliances that need repair. They have some common parts on hand available at cost, but bring replacement parts if you have them. Basic bike repair and maintenance are also offered. This is a free event, designed to help people build community, save money and keep things out of the landfill. All are welcome.

• Chainsaw Safety Course for Femme, Non-binary Trans and Women Students, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. The course will cover personal protective equipment (PPE) and chainsaw selection, as well as offer practice in safe handling and open-face bore cutting techniques with instructor supervision. This program is designed for beginners. Registration cost is $150 for active members of Midcoast Conservancy or MOFGA, and $200 for nonmembers. Participants must be at least 16 years old. To register, go to bit.ly/FNTWchainsawcourse.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale in the Camden Amphitheatre, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be an opportunity for the public to learn from experts about native plants and how to incorporate them into their gardens. Plants will be available for presale online to be picked up on September 18. Presales for plants began on September 4 via the “Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale, a Wild Seed Project Member-Hosted Event” Facebook page. A link to the Facebook page and all of the participating vendors and organizations can be found at librarycamden.org. There will be a selection of native plants, related books, and other goods available for purchase in the Amphitheatre on the day of the event. Native plant experts will offer 10-minute informational talks in the Amphitheatre at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. and will also be on hand to answer questions. This event is part of the Camden Public Library’s ongoing celebration of Fredrick Law Olmsted Sr.’s 200th birthday. The event will be held rain or shine.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

• Efficiency Maine Talk at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Bridget Gifford from Efficiency Maine gives the program on how to create an energy-efficient home and stay warm this winter. Efficiency Maine, a public benefits fund for energy-efficiency programs, provides rebates designed to save you money on weatherization, efficiency heating, and the purchase of electric vehicles. This talk will cover the rebates and financing programs offered, with a focus on how heat pumps and heat pump water heaters can set the stage for a more fuel-efficient household.

COMING UP:

• MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair, September 23, 24 and 25, in Unity. Hundreds of exhibitors and activities centered around sustainable living, from fiber arts to green building, live music, children’s activities, food, and more. $15 for adults; $12 ages 65+; $12 for ages 13-17; free for children 12 and under; free for persons with disabilities and one attending person. Volunteers receive free admission for the day of their four-hour volunteer shift, plus a Common Ground Country Fair T-shirt. MOFGA members receive complimentary tickets based on membership level. See a complete guide to the fair, with speakers, exhibitors, maps and more, at mofga.org.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Presentation by Knox County Gleaners, online at 5 p.m., at the Knox County Food Council monthly meeting. This Zoom event is open to everyone and free of charge. To register and receive the Zoom link, visit aldermere.org/kcfc-meeting-registration.

SATURDAY, SETPEMBER 17:

• Bottle Drive and Baked Bean Supper in Thomaston, at Williams-Brazier Post 37, American Legion, 10 Watts Lane. The Third Annual Bottle Drive runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Baked Bean Supper starts at 5:00.

• Public “Dine-In or To-Go” Roast Turkey Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Lodge. Menu includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes    with gravy, vegetable, roll, and dessert. $12 a meal. Make checks payable to Mount Olivet Lodge. Located a quarter mile north of Washington village on Route 220.

COMING UP:

• “How to Taste” Class in Rockland, Wednesday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m., hosted by Good Tern Co-op and Natural Foods Store at 750 Main Street. The class will be held at the Hole in the Wall Bagel Shop, next to the co-op, and will offer insights to enhance cooking skills and appreciation of foods. Eileen Murray will lead the class, which is based on the first tasting experiment in the book How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond, by Becky Selengut. The class is free of charge and requires registration prior to September 18. To register, send an email to Mia Bogyo at mia.bogyo1@gmail.com, or sign up in the store at the cash register counter.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Washington Co-ed K-2 Soccer Sign-Ups, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Registration includes T-shirt, medal, and after-season pizza party. Washington residents: $25, with family limit of $35. Non-residents: $30, with family limit of $40. Weekly practice will be after school at Prescott Memorial School, with the day of the week TBA. Games will be on Saturdays in Warren (games scheduled by Warren Recreation Director John Leach). Coaches are needed. The coach will teach teamwork and listening skills as well as basics of the game of soccer. All coaches will have a free background check. The Washington Recreation Committee will provide support with soccer sign-ups, ordering T-shirts and medals.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Free Community Literacy Events at Merry Barn, start this Saturday, September 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with International Dot Day. Join in the global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot. It is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark.” Other fall Community Literacy Events are, on October 15, Indigenous People’s Day; November 5, El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); and December 17, Celebrating the Season. Inspired by a new theme each month, Community Literacy Events at the Merry Barn are gatherings that highlight creativity through reading, writing, and the arts. Read-alouds, engaging projects, and treats are intended to bring together people from diverse generations and backgrounds. Free and open to the public. The Merry Barn Writers’ Retreat is located at 417 River Road in Edgecomb.

• Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival in Downtown Rockland, 1 to 3 p.m. at CMCA’s Courtyard and Art Lab and the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center. Farnsworth Art Museum and Center for Maine Contemporary Art host the festival. Activities will include: Read Aloud at CMCA in the courtyard at 1 p.m. with Veronica Perez reading Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, illustrated by Daniel Minter; and art making at both CMCA’s Art Lab and in the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus at 9 Grace Street from 2 to 3 p.m. No registration required.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

• Teens Create: origami pencil cup + marbled pencils, 3 p.m. third Tuesdays at Carver Memorial Library. Searsport. Gear up for the school year in style by making an origami pencil holder and marbled pencils using nail polish. For teens and preteens age 11 to 19.

COMING UP:

• New Middle School Book Club Hosted by Rockland Public Library, meets for the first time on Wednesday, September 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. Fourth- to eighth-graders are invited to join Miss Katie for popcorn and book chats. The club will be meeting monthly to discuss great (and terrible) books members are reading. This club will be centered around the Maine Student Book Award list: sites.google.com/view/mainestudentbookaward/home. RSVP with Miss Katie at kdrago@rocklandmaine.gov if you are interested in attending this meeting or one in the future. The second meeting will be Wednesday, October 19, from 1 to 2 p.m.

• Merryspring Family Nature Walk, Thursday, September 22, at 10 a.m. at Merryspring Nature Preserve, with entry on the Camden-Rockport line on Route 1. Join Rockport Public Library’s children’s librarian, Stephanie, for a guided walk through the nature preserve, where families will learn about plants, animals, and the changing of the seasons. This is a free event and open to all families.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: 

• Knox County Democratic Committee Monthly Business Meeting, 6 p.m. at Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main Street, Rockport. All KCDC members and enrolled Democrats are invited. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting remotely may request a Zoom link by writing to KCDC at knoxdems@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• Ninth Annual Aging in the Right Place Forum, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Inn Along the Way, 741 Main Street, Damariscotta. Titled Revisioning: Pause and Reflect, this year’s forum will be a reflection on lessons learned from the pandemic in an effort to help aging Mainers and caregivers adjust to our “new normal” without forgetting lessons of the past. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit spectrumgenerations.org/events/aging-in-place-forum.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Coastal Mountains Nature Program Walk: Mushrooms and Other Fungi, from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Clair Preserve (Knights Pond) in Northport. Nature Program is a series of monthly naturalist-led walks and talks exploring the natural history of the midcoast. Dr.  David Porter, emeritus professor of mycology at the University of Georgia, will share his broad and deep knowledge of mushrooms. During the first hour, after a brief demonstration of how to describe a mushroom and make spore prints, attendees will spread out to collect mushrooms along the trails in and around the St. Clair Preserve. During the second hour, the group will meet in the parking lot to identify the mushrooms and talk about their biology and ecology. To get there, take Route 1 to Northport, turn west on Beech Road for 2.3 miles, turn left on Knights Pond Road and drive 1.8 miles to the end.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Frances Perkins Center Virtual Homestead Day, at 5 p.m. The inaugural Homestead Day event will honor the inspiring role of the Perkins family ancestral homestead, a National Historic Landmark located in Newcastle, in Frances Perkins’ work for social justice and economic security. Featured in this inaugural event will be three nationally renowned individuals who are building on the legacy of Frances Perkins by creating new foundations for the well-being of all Americans today: justice advocate Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, who will receive the center’s Steadfast Award; historic preservationist Monica Rhodes, who will receive the Open Door Award; and former U.S. head archivist David Ferriero, who will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award. To learn more and to register for this free event, visit francesperkinscenter.org/homestead-day.

COMING UP:

• Rockland High School Class of 1962 Reunion, Wednesday, September 21, at 5 p.m. at Rockland Golf Club. Buffet dinner for $40 per person. Make payment to: Jeanne Estes Karl, 245 Long Cove Road, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.