Community events in and around the Midcoast from Oct. 18 to Oct. 25.

NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

– Adam White on His Novel “The Midcoast,” 4:30 p.m., in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The novel, a Publishers Weekly “Top 10 Summer Read” and New York Times “Recommended Read,” tells the story of a family of lobstermen who rise from poverty to wealth and a local writer, whose look at their life uncovers small-town secrets that lie beneath the American dream. Ten years in the making, “The Midcoast” is a story that has persisted in White’s head ever since he turned in the first chapter as an MFA candidate at Columbia University. White grew up in Damariscotta and, while in high school, worked at a lobster pound. Chats with Champions is a free community series.

– “Space: The Race for the Final Frontier,” a talk by John Doughty, hosted by the Camden Conference in its Community Events Series, at 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. The launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 marked the beginning of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Today, a new arms race is brewing in orbit. Doughty will discuss its commercial and security aspects. For information on the 36th annual Camden Conference – Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence, February 17-19 – visit camdenconference.org. Doughty’s talk will be presented to a limited in-person audience. RSVP is required to jpierce@librarycamden.org.

– “Coming from Away – A Brief History of Tourism and Vacationing in Maine,” 6:30 p.m. at the Owls Head Community Building. Dr. Jayne Gordon gives the final talk this season in Mussel Ridge Historical Society’s Summer/Fall speakers series. Gordon is now vice president of Coastal Senior College. She has taught multiple courses on the Concord writers and various aspects of Maine history. For more information, call 593-2667 or visit musselridge.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20:

– “The Nitrogen Cycle in Our Bay” with John Tipping, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites the public to the talk by Tipping, a biologist and taxonomist, who will explain the nitrogen cycle, the effects of human activity on this cycle, and the consequences for water quality in Belfast Bay. For more information, email info@belfastbaywatershed.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:

– Trail of Terror at the Union Fairgrounds, in Union, Fridays and Saturdays, October 21 and 22, 28 and 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Take a walk into an abandoned cornfield that has been overtaken by evil scarecrows who are tired of being tied to stakes. Will you make it out alive or become one of the newest scarecrows? $10 per person.

– Autumn Night-Sky Gazing with Cushing Public Library, gather at 7:30 p.m. with astronomer and retired physics teacher Peter Kalajian at the Good Neighbor Park in Cushing, across River Road from the former Fales Store. For more information, call Wendy Roberts at 691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22:

– Author’s Remarks and Book Launch: “Lavinia Wren and the Sailmakers,” at Watts Hall in downtown Thomaston. Irene Drago, Bath resident and author of three books about Maine, has centered her latest story in Thomaston during its shipbuilding heyday in 1865. Based on real families, the novel describes homes and streets that are easily spotted driving or walking through historic Thomaston. Author’s remarks will begin at 2 p.m., followed by questions, book signing and refreshments. This is a free event.

– Talk by Edward A. Berlin: “The Life and Afterlife of Scott Joplin,” 2 p.m. at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum in Rockland. The author, musicologist and leading historian on ragtime, gives the free talk. Berlin is the author of King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era. Children’s book author and North Haven resident Stephen Costanza will also be signing King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin, winner of the 2022 Golden Kite Book Award.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23:

– Fundraiser for Coby Dorr, noon to 4 p.m. at Eclipse of The Pearl, 273 Main Street, Rockland. Coby, the son of Rene and Ann Dorr, has been diagnosed with stage 3C melanoma cancer. He is under the care of many doctors in Boston and has a major surgery coming up in addition to a rigorous treatment. The restaurant will sell an October Fest light menu.

Rigometrics, an original rock ’n’ roll band out of Portland, will be playing to support their friend. 21 or older to attend. 200 tickets will be sold at $25 a head. Tickets will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets and raffle tickets, stop by the Thomaston Town Office or Rockland City Hall. If you would like to donate something, contact Missy Stevens at 691-3211.

– Improv Comedy at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 5 p.m. Members of the cast and crew of McCurdy Point – a horror flick being shot in Lincoln County – will bring laughs to the stage for one night only. They include members from The Groundlings in Los Angeles and alums of Improv Asylum from Boston and New York City. McCurdy Point deconstructs and plays with the traditional notions of masculinity over the course of a weekend at a cabin in Maine. 50% of all ticket sales fund the film project. $15 adults, $13 Lincoln Theater members, and $5 youth 18 and under on sale at LincolnTheater.net and at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25:

– Robert Klose Presents “Adopting Anton: A Single Man Seeks a Son in Ukraine,” 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. It details the story of Klose’s determination to bring a 5-year-old boy to a new home in America. Presuming that already being an adoptive parent would make a second attempt easier (Klose had previously adopted a boy from a Russian orphanage), Klose was nevertheless confronted by a Ukrainian bureaucracy hobbled by its Soviet origins, as well as the vagaries of personalities in whose hands his fate would rest. Klose teaches at the University of Maine. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, and various literary magazines. He is the author of six books including, another adoption title, “Alyosha: A Single Man Finds a Son in Russia.”

COMING UP:

– Maine Authors Laura Bonazzoli and Jodi Paloni at Cushing Public Library, Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. They’ll read from place-based short-story cycles. The live presentation will include an introduction to this historically important literary form. Free and open to the public. For further information, call Wendy Roberts at 691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

– Andy Gross at Rockport Opera House, Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m. The comedian, magician and ventriloquist has over 750 million views of his online viral videos. He’ll appear live at the opera house to throw his voice, “read minds, levitate an audience member and split himself in two.” General-admission tickets in advance at rockportoperahouse.org or at the door are $25.

– Murder, Mystery, and Dinner at Watts Hall, in Thomaston, Saturday, October 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance by noon October 25. Mystery 207 is a professional murder mystery dinner theater group that tours northern New England. “The Speakeasy” show is its best-seller.

The basic premise is that the big boss of “the family” has been killed in his own club, and the investigator needs the audience’s help figuring out which of the six suspects is the guilty party. It’s a very interactive show with lots of opportunities for audience participation. Dressing up in 1920s garb is encouraged, but not required. Tickets are $55 and include a three-course meal catered by the culinary arts students of the Midcoast School of Technology. The full menu is available on the Eventbrite ticketing site, linked in the calendar of wattshallthomaston.com or via tinyurl.com/yc4emxbr.

MUSIC

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19:

– Belfast Open Mic, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belfast Maskers Playhouse, 17 Court Street, Belfast. Performers can practice new or old material before a live audience with professional musicians Lincoln Blake on piano and Dave Clarke on guitar. Bring music charts or lead sheets in your key or browse the available resources. Instrumentalists and story performers are welcome. There will be a sign-up sheet for all performers. All attendees pay $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Kathleen at BelfastCabaret@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23:

– Second Annual Glenn Jenks Ragtime Revue in Rockport, 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. It celebrates the life and music of the late composer and pianist Glenn Jenks through music, dance and song from the ragtime and early jazz era. This year’s revue features husband-and-wife pianists Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi performing 4-hand stride and ragtime piano.

Recipients of the Glenn Jenks Future in Music Prize sponsored by the Ragtime Revue Scholarship and presented at the annual Bay Chamber Young Stars of Maine Prize Program will also take the stage. The Halcyon String Quartet will perform Jenks’ String Quartet in Ragtime. Soprano Erin Chenard from Bath and baritone David Myers Jr. from Portland will perform selections from Scott Joplin’s historic ragtime opera Treemonisha along with a 30-member ragtime chorus of professional singers from Bangor to Belfast to Portland. Children’s book author Steven Costanza from North Haven will perform and sign his latest book, “King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin.” Ragtime historian and scholar Edward Berlin will receive the Glenn Jenks Ragtime Emeritus Award and present a pre-concert lecture about the life and times of Scott Joplin. Maine composer and pianist Aaron Robinson will once again host the revue.

General-admission tickets can be purchased at the door: $30 adults, $15 students. Reservations can be made by calling 882-6335 or visiting the Rockport Opera House website.

COMING UP:

– New Music Series Debuts in Belfast, Thursday, October 27, with Peter Gallway and The Real Band, who mix jazz, folk, and rock with a funky lilt, at The Underground Lounge. The new space in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre at 17 Court Street offers a coffeehouse vibe with a combination of row and cabaret seating (plus some couches) and a kitchen serving drinks and homemade treats. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, cash only, at the door. For more information, email Mo Lotman at mo@molotman.com or call him (don’t text) at 338-1008.

– Camden Opera House SoundCheck: Fire & Grace, Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m. Guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga play a one-set show to cap the concert series for the season. Coming up at the opera house: Leland Gantt’s one-man show Rhapsody in Black on Friday, November 4; Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play the pipes Saturday, November 12; and the Oshima Brothers return Saturday, November 19, with singer-songwriter Lulu Moss opening. Tickets are at camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154.

– Ensemble 4.1 at Rockport Opera House, Saturday, October 29, at 7 p.m. Ensemble 4.1 is made up of four wind soloists from top German orchestras and one pianist. The quintet is devoted to celebrating little-known works from the late 19th century including the Gieseking quintet, which they will perform in this concert alongside movements from the Quintet for Piano and winds by Mozart, and an arrangement of Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Tickets are $35 for adults age 35 and over, $20 for adults ages 22-34 and pay-what-you-wish for those 21 and under: baychamber.org or 236-2823.

FILM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20:

– Captured-Live London Stage Productions at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, a new season opens this Thursday, with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. of Straight Line Crazy. Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s “blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.” Upcoming shows include Jack Absolute Flies Again on November 10; Much Ado About Nothing on December 1; and The Seagull, coming January 5. Running time for Straight Line Crazy is 2 hours, 54 minutes. Tickets: $15 general admission, $13 Strand members.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:

– Fright Nights at Shotwell Drive-In, Rockport, this Friday and Saturday. On Friday at 6 p.m., see Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service (rated G). A young witch on her mandatory year of independent life finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. Starring Kirsten Dunst as the voice of Kiki. The Addams Family (PG-13) follows at 8:15 p.m. Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd, this 1991 classic focuses on a bizarre, macabre, aristocratic family who reconnect with what they believe to be a long-lost relative, Gomez’s brother Fester Addams. On Saturday at 6 p.m. see Pixar’s Coco (rated G), about aspiring musician Miguel, who is confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music and enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. It’s followed at 8:15 p.m. by Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (rated PG). The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out. The Brother Shucker food truck will be on-site throughout the evening. Tickets are $20 per film or $30 for the double feature per vehicle and are available online at pointsnorthinstitute.org.

COMING UP:

– “The Last Man on Earth” at Rockland Public Library, Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m. Free screening of the classic 1964 horror film based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, I Am Legend. Starring Vincent Price and Franca Bettoia, the film centers on a doctor who has survived a plague that turned everyone around him into vampires. His search for companionship at the end of the world will lead him to a discovery of even darker circumstances. This screening will be held in-person at the library and simultaneously screened over Zoom. For more information or to request Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on October 27.

ARTS

– At Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Edgecomb: Mentors + Apprentice. Held in partnership with the Maine Crafts Association, the show features work by 2022 Craft Apprentice Program participants, who partnered with experienced mentors over the course of a seven-month apprenticeship. In the Barkan Gallery through October 24, weekdays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

– Chansonetta Stanley Emmons: Staging the Past, at Maine Historical Society’s Shettleworth Gallery in Portland, through March 31. Reproductions of images by the pioneering Maine photographer taken in Maine, New Hampshire, and South Carolina – including black-and-white, and hand-colored glass lantern slides painted by Chansonetta and her daughter, Dorothy Stanley Emmons. Admission is $10 adults; $5 for ages 17 and younger; and free under 6. Details: mainehistory.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

– Camden Philosophical Society Meeting, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join the lively group on third Tuesdays to discuss a wide variety of topics and readings. Details about this month’s topic can be found on the 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19:

– Art & Journaling with Camden Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Amy Hand facilitates creative art and journaling projects through emails and via the Zoom online meeting platform every Wednesday. On second Wednesdays, the group also gathers in-person in the library’s Picker Room. Email Hand at alhand@libarycamden.org to receive project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20:

– Film Photography Class, 6:30 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Learn about choosing cameras and film, how to shoot with a film camera, and film developing. Learn more at fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:

– Explorations Read-Aloud: “October Snow,” 11 a.m. to noon. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from the Jenna Brooks novel. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22:

– Carver Memorial Library’s Craft Stash Sale, from 9 a.m. to noon at Searsport Community Building. The first-ever Craft Stash Sale will focus on quilting, knitting, sewing, and crochet materials and supplies. There will also be quilts, almost-finished projects, and a bargain Fill-a-Bag table. Funds raised will support library programs such as DIY and Take and Make Kits.

COMING UP:

– Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey, Tuesdays, November 1 to 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. Learn to create distinguishing tree shapes, create natural and organic looking canopies, and capture the luminous colors of fall. Details: Farnsworthmuseum.org.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

– Spectacular Native Plants: Beauty and Biodiversity of the Northeast, at noon, streamed live to the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library (you can also opt to join online). Andy Brand, interim director of horticulture at Boothbay’s Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, will discuss the advantages of landscaping with native plants in the free public Belfast Garden Club lecture. Learn about what they need to thrive in order to help create biodiversity in your yard. Learn more about the club and its programs at belfastgardenclub.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23:

– Fair Clean-Up Day, at MOFGA’s fairgrounds in Unity, this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, October 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served during the Sunday shift and snacks will be provided during the Wednesday shift. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a token of appreciation as a thank-you. Go to mofga.org for details on how to sign up.

COMING UP:

– Talk on Invasive vs. Native Plants, by Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Gilford Butler Building, 54 Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston. She asks and answers: Why should we care about invasive plants? How did they get here? Are they really so harmful to Maine’s ecosystem? Learn to recognize key invasives to avoid, and meet some native perennials and shrubs that are well adapted to the local environment and provide essential food and habitat for native wildlife.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25:

– Pints for Polio in Belfast, 2 to 6 p.m., at Marshall Wharf Brewing, 36 Marshall Wharf, on the waterfront. One dollar of every select beer sold will be donated to Rotary International’s worldwide effort to make polio a thing of the past. Sponsored by Belfast Rotary Club, founded in 1925 and one of Maine’s largest and most active clubs. Its members meet in person or by Zoom Wednesdays at noon at the Shrine Club in Belfast. Learn more at belfastrotary.org.

KIDS & PARENTS

– Erickson Fields Story Trail Features The Fall Fairy Gathering, and can be seen now through November 30 at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport. The story is by local author Liza Gardner Walsh, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell. Walk the 1.4-mile wooded loop trail and discover how fairies celebrate the harvest. The trail is open to the public every day, sunrise to sunset. FMI: mcht.org, 236-2739.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

– Teens Create: Ghost Luminaries, 3 p.m. at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. Get into the Halloween spirit by creating a ghost luminary. Draw your ghost’s face — scary or silly — and light it with an LED tealight. For teens and preteens ages 11 to 19. Teens Create is held third Tuesdays at the library.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19:

– Open House at Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road in Waldo, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Students, parents and the public are invited to the annual open house for the community to see what WCTC has to offer. All programs will be open to visitors and food will be provided.  There will also be a free door prize drawn at the end of the evening.  There will be a college fair featuring Maine’s community colleges, University of Maine at Augusta, Husson, Job Corps and more. Students will have the opportunity to get help with college financial aid and set up their FAFSA IDs. For more information, call 342-5231 or email publicrelations@waldotech.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20:

– Outdoor Preschooler Story Time, on the grounds of Camden Public Library and in Harbor Park, 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Miss Amy leads story times especially themed for preschool-aged children on Thursday mornings. 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, 4 to 5 p.m. An after-school 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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:

– Indoor Preschooler Story Time at Camden Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Miss Amy hosts story times in the Picker Room, especially themed for preschool-aged children on Friday mornings. For information, email alhand@librarycamden.org.

– Stockton Springs Community Library Storytime Friday Mornings, 10 to 11 a.m. For children of all ages, including preschoolers and homeschoolers. It will be held each week, offering fun and seasonal stories, a craft and a snack. For more info, call 567-4147.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25:

– Rockport Public Library’s Halloween Costume Walk, 4 p.m. outside the library.

COMING UP:

– Teen Talk: Violent Language and Romanticized Abuse in Literature, Wednesday, October 26, at 6 p.m. Rockport Public Library invites students in grades seven to 12 and their families to the talk, presented by New Hope Midcoast.

– Contest and Concert for Belfast Skatepark, Saturday, October 29, to raise interest and funds for a new skatepark for the city of Belfast. All proceeds raised will benefit the new skatepark project. The contest runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eric Overlock Memorial Skate Park, 29 Washington Street, Belfast. Categories: ramp, street, high ollie. Register in advance for the competition at https://bit.ly/3R7x5I0. Prizes from Birgfeld’s Bike Shop. All ages welcome. $5 suggested general-admission donation at the door. The concert will run 6 to 10 p.m. at the Belfast Boat House, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, featuring original music from Vice Reversa, The Cups, and Osmia. With refreshments. All ages welcome. $5 suggested general-admission donation at the door.

MISCELLANEOUS

– Puppy Raisers Wanted, by the Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which is looking for people in the midcoast willing to take in a puppy for 14 to 16 months to teach it basic skills and socialization. Puppy classes are held in Belfast. Raisers receive ongoing, local support every step of the way and free veterinary care. Email for details: maineregion@guidingeyes.net.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

– Medicare Informational Session with United Healthcare, 10 a.m. to noon. Every fall, Camden Public Library hosts opportunities for community members to speak to representatives from a variety of agencies that explain Medicare and Medicare supplemental plans during open enrollment season. In this session, Lily Filippi, representing United Healthcare, will be offering a free info session. For questions related to this program, call 323-5540 to speak with Filippi.

– Tai Chi in Camden Amphitheatre, noon to 1 p.m. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the library. For more info and to sign up, email Dembska at camdentaiji@gmail.com. Sign-up is recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.

– Info Night on June Trip to Iceland, 6 to 8 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School. People who went on last June’s photography trip will be there to give their insights on visiting Iceland with the Center for Ecological Living and Learning, leader of the program, based in Hope. Visit fivetowns.maineadulted.org to view the catalog and classes. Call 236-7800, option 5, to have a catalog sent to you.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19:

– Downeast Trout Unlimited Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. The first meeting of the season features Matt Streeter, project manager for the Maine Rivers China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative. This project successfully restored a run of close to a million alewives to China Lake for the first time since at least 1783, by removing three dams and building three fishways on Outlet Stream, allowing fish passage to the Sebasticook River and the Atlantic Ocean. For more info, contact Tammy Packie at tpackie@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20:

– Tai Chi in Camden Amphitheatre, noon to 1 p.m. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the library. For more info and to sign up, email camdentaiji@gmail.com. Sign-up is recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:

– Going Green: Designing a Sustainability Plan for your Business or Nonprofit, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. This program is designed not just for environmental businesses, but also for large or small businesses or nonprofits providing goods, experiences or services. Participants will have an opportunity to step away from the day-to-day action, review their overall business/strategic plans, and refocus them in light of emerging sustainability opportunities. The cost is $215 per person. More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22:

– Bat Hike at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. Midcoast Conservancy’s Americorps member Skye Cahoon leads the “Bat Bash Hike” to meet the eight bat species that live in Maine. Though Maine’s bats have migrated to warmer climates or are hibernating underground by now, the group will learn bat facts, like that bats can eat 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour, live to be over 30 years old, and fly at speeds beyond 60 miles per hour. During the 1.5-mile hike, participants will explore the areas that bats call home in the spring and summer months, discuss why bats are important to the forest and humans, and see close-up photos. The rain date is October 23, 10 a.m. to noon. To learn more and to register, go to midcoastconservancy.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24:

– Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom, noon to 1 p.m. If you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house where you live, Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team may be able to help find you an answer. Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25:

– Midcoast Women State Senate Candidate Forum, online from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring Pinny Beebe-Center (Knox, SD 12); Cameron Reny (Lincoln, SD 13); and MaryAnne Kinney (Waldo, SD 11). Moderator Destie Hohman Sprague of the Maine Women’s Lobby will pose questions on health and wellness, economic security, freedom from discrimination, and freedom from violence. Learn how the candidates address the issues and how they plan to get things done in Augusta. For more information and to register: midcoastwomen.org.

– Frankfort Historical Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., upstairs at Frankfort Congregational Church. Guest speakers will be Judy and Norris Staples, on the Frankfort Staples family, agriculture in Frankfort, neighbors helping neighbors, a Civil War gun, and a surprise found in their attic. All are welcome to attend.

COMING UP:

– B.C.O.P.E. Bash, Monday, October 31, to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Belfast Community Outreach Program in Education. The celebration will consist of a series of traditional B.C.O.P.E. activities such as pumpkin decorating, a game of capture the flag, and telling scary stories for the younger crowd. Lunch and snacks will be provided as guests catch up with fellow alumni. There will be slideshows, past publicity, artifacts of student learning, and thousands of pictures of BCOPIANS over the years. Everyone is welcome; if you have a memory to share, email hscipione@rsu71.org, call 323-2799, or go to the B.C.O.P.E. website.

– Teaching from the Heart: Nonviolent Communication in the Classroom, Monday, October 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. A professional development program for educators, teachers and those working with preschoolers to third-graders. The cost is $195; need-based scholarships are available for people who live or work in Knox or Waldo counties. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are included. More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website.