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.

Merryspring’s Flower Bulb Sale

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.

Global Supply Chains, Trade Barriers, and Nearshoring

Colby College and the Camden Conference will present a wide-ranging discussion about the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Schair Swenson Watson Alumni Center. This event is free and open to all. Andreas Waldkirch and Andrew I. Rudman will discuss USMCA’s impact on North American trade, global supply chains, and opportunities for building resilience in these strained systems through nearshoring — doing business with companies that are cheaper and closer to home. Waldkirch is chair of Colby’s Economics Department and the Mitchell Family professor of economics. Rudman is director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. For more information, visit camdenconference.org.

Explorations Read-Aloud. Explorations Read-Aloud: “Bedside Matters.” Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from the novel “Bedside Matters” by painter and writer Richard Alther, Friday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon. The book is a cinematic nonlinear take and frank examination of the promise of life, even at its end. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11a.m. in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Midcoast Recovery Coalition Run (or walk) for Recovery. Midcoast Recovery Coalition will have its first annual Run (or walk) for Recovery Oct. 15. Midcoast Recovery Coalition’s mission is to make this a safer community and helping those in recovery. To sign up visit midcoastrecovery.org/1st-annual-run-or-walk-for-recovery/.

Family Autumn Ecology Walk 

Merryspring Nature Center will host a family autumn Ecology Walk Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. All ages are invited on this guided tour of Merryspring Nature Center to see fall foliage and learn about the ecology of autumn. Guests will learn how and why leaves change color, identify trees, look for evidence of animals and learn how they prepare for winter, and watch for other signs of the changing season. This program is part of the Free Family Programs series at Merryspring. Space is limited, and guests must preregister by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org. Guests should wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes and be prepared to walk for one hour. In the event of heavy rain, this program may be rescheduled.

Final Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market of the season

The Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Building at 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, in Lincolnville Center. This is the final flea market of the season and is sponsored by the United Christian Church (UCC). New and returning vendors will offer artwork, antiques, vintage items, and holiday decorations. The market will feature a collection of letterpress printing equipment to be sold to benefit the church, including an Adana Horizontal Quarto tabletop press, full cases of metal and wooden type, and a bookbinding sewing frame. UCC members will be selling sweet and savory baked goods, all packed for takeout. Covid protocol will be followed. Masks are recommended. For more information call 785-3521.

Down East Singers

The Camden Public Library will host Down East Singers in the Camden Amphitheatre Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for a free community concert. The popular Midcoast-based choral group will perform with T-Acadie, a trio from Maine specializing in Acadian folk music. Some seating will be provided but audience members are encouraged to bring camp chairs for comfort.

Monday Morning Book Club. 

For the month of October, the group will be reading and discussing “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr. The book is a paean to the extraordinary human capacity to transmit stories from generation to generation and a novel about stewardship — of books, of our shared planet, and of the human heart. The group meets in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library Monday, Oct. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. To be connected with the group’s coordinator, email jpierce@librarycamden.org. New members are welcome.

Medicare Informational Session with United Healthcare.

Camden Public Library will host an opportunity for community members to speak to representatives from a variety of agencies that explain Medicare and Medicare supplemental plans during open enrollment season. Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, Lily Filippi, representing United Healthcare, will be offering a free informational session. For questions related to this program, call 323-5540.

 The Camden Philosophical Society.

This group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to discuss a wide variety of topics and readings. Details about this month’s topic can be found on the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org. The meetings are in-person at the library and simultaneously broadcast on Zoom. Email sarahmiller@usa.net with questions or to request a Zoom link.

Space — The race for the final frontier

The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, continues the Community Events Series in October with a presentation by John Doughty on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. This program will be presented LIVE to a limited in-person audience. RSVP is required to jpierce@librarycamden.org if you wish to attend in-person in the library’s Picker Room. The launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 marked the beginning of the space era and of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Today, a new arms race is brewing in orbit. John Doughty is currently the chief investment officer for R. M. Davis, a Registered Investment Advisor in Portland. He specializes in energy, economics, markets, and geopolitics and presents regularly on global economic and market trends to business partners and others in the community. For information on the 36th Annual Camden Conference, visit our camdenconference.org.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

Rockport Public Library will present The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, performed by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Rockport Room of the library.

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, Oct.17 and 24, 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

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 noon to 1 p.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.

Indoor Preschooler Story Time at Camden Public Library

Children’s librarian Miss Amy hosts indoor story times in the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room, especially themed for preschool-aged children on Friday mornings, 10 to 11 a.m. 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.