Satellite of West Bay Rotary Cornhole Corntoberfest

The Satellite of West Bay Rotary is once again hosting Corntoberfest, its third annual cornhole tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. at American Flatbread in Rockport. This is a family-fun way to throw bags and score points, win cash and support local organizations addressing food insecurity this coming fall and winter. Teams can register online at www.satellitewbrotaryclub.me. Satellite of West Bay Rotary meets on the second and fourth Thursday at American Flatbread in Rockport from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Sept. 22 meeting will feature Erica Buswell from Restorative Justice Project Maine. Guests are always welcome. FMI information, contact srueflindquist@gmail.com or visit westbayrotaryofmaine.org.

Rockport Community Meetings
The town of Rockport wants to hear from town residents about their vision for the town’s future. The Comprehensive Plan Committee will hold facilitated conversations in September: Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Samoset Resort in Rockport on the topic of Land Use Issues and Business Community, and Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rockport Masonic Center at Simonton Corner in Rockport, on the topics of Public Facilities and Service & Education. For more information, call 236-0989, ext. 2.

Lecture on Tony Bennett
Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Recordings gives an illuminating presentation about the life and career of singer Tony Bennett Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Lund will share both recognizable and very rare recordings from Bennett’s prolific recorded legacy, interspersed with fascinating facts and little-known details about Bennett’s life. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to reserve a seat to attend this free presentation.

Camden Lions to hold free vision screening clinic
The Camden Lions Club will hold a free vision screening clinic at the Camden Public Library Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is open to all between the ages of 6 months to 50 years. Last year the Lions screened 70 children and adults and referred eight individuals for further professional evaluation. While scanning there is no physical contact or eye drops needed. The procedure is quick and easy and is usually done in less than one minute. Contact Lion John McKay at 975-0242 for more information.

‘A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience’
On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., this ultimate multimedia celebration of the most recognized band of all time takes audiences on a sensory journey back to the turbulent decade of the 1960s. The Beatles’ entire groundbreaking career, from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, is recreated through live performance and five costume changes while a stunning video backdrop depicts the highs and lows of the era. Experience The Beatles like never before as “A Day in the Life” recreates more than 30 Beatles songs, many of which were never performed live, right before your eyes at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St.! Tickets are $35 downstairs/$28 in balcony for adults; and $20 younger than 18 anywhere, via camdenoperahouse.com.

The Violettes in concert
Bayshore Baptist Church at Lincolnville Beach presents The Violettes in concert Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m.

Book talk/signing with Lily King
Bestseller Lily King presents an author talk followed by a book signing Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Admission is free and advance registration is recommended. Barnswallow Books will be on hand with King’s books to sell. For reservations, visit rockportoperahouse.thundertix.com/events/201274. For more information, call 207-236-3642 or email rpl@rockport.lib.me.us.

SoundCheck: Peter Gallway and The Real Band
Acclaimed songwriter and producer Peter Gallway re-unites with original band members Mark (Dark) Wainer and Andrea Re to play music from their new (Gallway’s 30th) album, “It’s Deliberate,” at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Choose-your-own reserved seats ($10, advance purchase encouraged) via camdenoperahouse.com or 236-3154) plus free Facebook Livestream. Sponsored by StudioMind.

The Fruits and Roots of Fall
Gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito will lead an outdoor presentation, The Fruits and Roots of Fall, at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon. The program will focus on medicinal properties of fruits and roots of commonly found plants. Following the lecture portion of the program, DeSpirito will lead the group into the Merryspring herb garden to demonstrate how to dig up, store, and prepare herb roots for use throughout winter. DeSpirito currently serves as Garden Manager at Merryspring. This talk is part of Merryspring’s Outdoor Summer Talk series, which is held in the Hexagon at Merryspring. The cost is $5 for the general public, with a free admission for Merryspring members. No preregistration is necessary. Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off Route 1 in Camden, behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information, contact info@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.

Art & Journaling at Camden Public Library
Librarian Amy Hand facilitates creative art and journaling projects through emails and via the Zoom online meeting platform every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org to receive project ideas and a link to participate in the Zoom Meeting.

Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom at Camden Public Library
Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team will help find you an answer, Mondays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, from noon to 1 p.m. Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Yoga in the Amphitheatre at Camden Public Library at Camden Public Library
On Tuesday and Friday mornings, Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will offer a yoga class in the Camden Amphitheatre, from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes are by donation. Suitable for all levels. Contact Robinson at 975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com for details.

Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre at Camden Public Library
Instructor Anna Dembska will lead tai chi classes for all levels Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., by donation. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com. Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.

Outdoor Preschooler Story Time at Camden Public Library
Children’s librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times on the library grounds and in Harbor Park, especially themed for preschool-aged children on Thursday mornings, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program will be moved indoors if there is rain. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Creative Art Afternoons for Kids at Camden Public Library
Creative Art Afternoons are back in person every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in September. This is an afterschool activity for kids who are interested in developing their artistic skills and experimenting with new crafts. Projects are facilitated by Youth Librarian Miss Amy. Call 236-3440 to sign up for the September sessions.

Book Time for Babies with Miss Amy at Camden Public Library
Children’s librarian Miss Amy hosts an outdoor story time in the Camden Amphitheatre Wednesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., especially themed for toddlers and babies. Weather permitting. For information, email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Free Historic Walking Tours of Camden
Meet in the Camden Public Library’s Children’s Garden Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. to take a walking tour of several historic sites in downtown Camden, including the Camden Public Library grounds and Amphitheatre. Learn about the people, places, and industries that continue to make Camden a special destination. The tour ends at the Village Green. Free, donations accepted (to benefit the library). Appropriate for all ages. Moderate amount of walking required.