Poetry Rocks in Camden
Poet and musician Dave Morrison presents this spoken word/looped guitar mash-up at 40 Paper restaurant, 40 Washington St., Thursday, Sept. 29. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and “Poetry Rocks” at 5 p.m. Free and open to all.

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.

Rockport Public Library pumpkin painting party
Children’s librarian Stephanie will lead a pumpkin painting party, to kick off the Halloween season, at the Rockport Public Library Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. for festive fall fun for the whole family. All materials, including pumpkins, will be provided. This is a free event, open to all families.

Merryspring’s Flower Bulb Sale
Merryspring’s Flower Bulb Sale for fall planting is back for its third year. Orders can be placed now through Oct. 15 either by printing the Bulb Order Form and mailing (or emailing) it to Merryspring, or by calling 236-2239. All information is included on the order form. Merryspring members will receive a 10% discount, and non-members can take advantage of that same discount by becoming members. Orders will be prepared and ready for pick-up at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road in Camden, through mid-October during regular office hours: Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Orders cannot be shipped. All proceeds will benefit Merryspring Nature Center.

The Fall Fairy Gathering

This fall, visitors to Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West St, Rockport, can immerse themselves in a good book while they stroll through the forest and field. Pages of “The Fall Fairy Gathering,” by local author Liza Gardner Walsh, are posted along the 1.4-mile loop trail. Paired with illustrations by Hazel Mitchell, this book will help children discover how fairies celebrate the harvest season. And while the fairies do love to add some fun to everything they do, there’s also a gentle reminder here of the human connection to nature and the importance of nurturing it. For more information about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Erickson Fields Preserve, and the Story Trail visit mcht.org or call 236-2739.

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 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.