NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, OCT. 25:

–  Robert Klose Presents “Adopting Anton: A Single Man Seeks a Son in Ukraine,” 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Klose will present his memoir, which describes the story of a single man’s determination to bring a 5-year-old boy to a new home in America, but not knowing until the last moment whether his efforts will result in failure or success. 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.”

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26:

–  Maine Authors Laura Bonazzoli and Jodi Paloni at Cushing Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Authors will 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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28:

–  Andy Gross at Rockport Opera House, 7 p.m. The comedian, magician and ventriloquist has over 750 million views of his online viral videos. 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.

–  “As You Like It” at Waldo Theatre, in Waldoboro, 7 p.m. This William Shakespeare comedy is Theater at Monmouth’s 2022 Shakespeare in Maine Communities Education Tour production, put on at schools and community centers across the state Oct. 11 to Oct. 28. This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with ArtsMidwest. Online tickets are available for $15 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and younger. Doors and box office open at 6:30 p.m. Wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase before the show and at intermission.

–  Trail of Terror at the Union Fairgrounds, in Union. Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Take a walk through an abandoned cornfield overtaken by evil scarecrows who are tired of being on stakes. Will you make it out alive or become one of the newest scarecrows? $10 per person.

This event is recommended for adults and children 12 and older. Younger children must be escorted by an adult.

Refreshments before and after the scare. For more information email vendor@unionfair.org or call 470-7401.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

–  Adults Only Camden Costume Classic, you are invited to don your most creative, outrageous, intriguing costume and head to Lucky Betty’s for a night on the town. This event is open to the public, though tickets must be purchased in advance at penbaychamber.com. The $50 ticket includes one alcoholic beverage, snack foods, music, dancing, and a costume contest with cash prizes. This is a fundraising event of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. For details, go to penbaychamber.com or contact Amy Rollins at the chamber office in Camden at 236-4404.

SUNDAY, OCT. 30:

–  Strand on the Air Radio Broadcast: Fun Size Halloween Special, 5 p.m. The show can be heard by tuning in to WRFR at 93.3 in Rockland or by streaming at WRFR.org, and it will be rebroadcast on October 31 at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Following their broadcasts, these radio variety shows are made available to stream on the Strand Theatre website at RocklandStrand.com and as podcasts. Crypt Manager Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players moan their way into listeners’ hearts with a spine-chilling tale of suspense from the darkest depths of Abysmal Point, as Gertie Crummet becomes convinced that Mrs. Grunden has finally reached her limit – and has gone on a rampage of terror that will leave her the next victim. Meanwhile, the intrepid journalists of All Things Rescinded explore the scientific limits of human fear, investigate the desperate situation facing the candy-corn market, and turn their eyes to that most terrifying event of the season: the election. Brittany Parker will dish out the musical treats, and Professor Dan Bookham will unveil his latest poetic Halloween masterpiece. This show is presented by the Strand Theatre in Rockland.

MONDAY, OCT. 31:

–  Fourth Annual Witches Row in Belfast Harbor, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nicolle Littrell will row her traditional-style wooden boat Sorciere with a crew of witches, along with another witchy crew in the pilot gig Selkie of Come Boating!. Members of the public are encouraged to join the “wicked fun” event in their own vessels and dress in witchy garb. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other small craft are welcome. Meet on the water at the footbridge at 4:15 p.m. The nautical witchy parade will “fly” around Belfast Harbor. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, wear a lifejacket, and bring a headlamp or flashlight and trick o’ treats to share. For more information, visit: dorywomanrowing.com.

TUESDAY, NOV. 1:

–  Coastal Rivers Online Program with Author Tom Wessels, 4 to 5 p.m. Using photos submitted by participants, Wessels will interpret the history of the woodlands, observing how they have been impacted by human activities such as agriculture or logging or by natural disruptions such as storm events or fire. He may also point out unique plant adaptations and interesting co-evolved interrelationships among woodland species observed in the photos. The program is free of charge. Registration is required at coastalrivers.org/events. Following registration, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit photos and a link to join the program online. Wessels is professor emeritus at Antioch University, where he founded the master’s degree program in conservation biology. As a terrestrial ecologist he has worked in forest, desert, Arctic, and alpine ecosystems. He is the author of numerous books, with his latest being New England’s Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region’s Unique Natural Areas.

–  “Mending Matters” Workshop, 6:30 p.m. at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, in its Tuesday Talk series. This hands-on–style workshop will be based on the topics, projects and techniques discussed in Katrina Rodabaugh’s book “Mending Matters.” Local craftswomen Tina Casteris and Jackie Dunham will lead the discussion and demonstrate ways that you can turn old clothes into functional fashion. Bring your tired pair of jeans, holey sweater or ripped skirt and learn how to keep articles of clothing out of the landfill and put back into your wardrobe.

–  Thomaston Patriots – Special Stories Before Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. in the lower-level hall of the Thomaston Federated Church at 8 Hyler St. Hear the stories of several Thomaston fallen patriots and veterans from five different wars: Civil War (five Fales brothers), World War I (Walter Hastings), World War II (David Wotton), Korea (Doug Miller) and Vietnam (Richard Moore). This presentation is in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day. Thomaston Historical Society President Susan Devlin and Select Board member Sandy Moore will tell the stories. Devlin started interviewing and profiling veterans a few years ago, and Moore initiated the 2018 Thomaston Veteran Reception..

COMING UP:

–  The Trends and Outlooks for Maine’s Workforce and Economy, Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library host Maine State Economist Amanda Rector, who will discuss trends in Maine’s demographics, workforce, and economic conditions. Topics will range from migration and housing to labor force participation and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine is affected by national factors like inflation, and global factors like supply chains and energy prices; how will these influence Maine’s economic outlook? Email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov for registration information.

For information on the 36th annual Camden Conference — Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence — February 17–19, visit camdenconference.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, OCT. 27:

–  Songwriter Sessions, online from 6 to 8 p.m. A supportive group meeting for songwriting, performance practice and collaboration. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at kgross@librarycamden.org.

–  New Music Series Debuts in Belfast. Peter Gallway and The Real Band 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 at 338-1008. No texts please.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28:

–  Camden Opera House SoundCheck: Fire & Grace, 7:30 p.m. William Coulter and Edwin Huizinga play a one-set show to cap the concert series for the season. The collaboration between steel string guitarist Coulter and violinist Huizinga explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk and contemporary traditions from around the world. The duo’s repertoire ranges from Bach to Vivaldi; tango to Celtic tunes; and traditional Bulgarian to American fiddle tunes and waltzes. Choose-your-own reserved-seating tickets are $10; advance purchase is encouraged via camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154.

Doors open at 7 p.m. SoundCheck also is livestreamed on the opera house’s Facebook page, no fee or link required. Coming up at the opera house: Leland Gantt’s one-man show “Rhapsody in Black” Friday, Nov. 4; Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play the pipes Saturday, Nov. 12; and the Oshima Brothers return Saturday, Nov. 19, with singer-songwriter Lulu Moss opening.

Tickets are at camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

–  Ensemble 4.1 at Rockport Opera House, 7 p.m., featuring 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, movements from “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 older, $20 for ages 22 to 34 and pay-what-you-wish for those 21 and under: baychamber.org or 236-2823.

FILM

THURSDAY, OCT. 27:

–  “The Last Man on Earth” at Rockland Public Library, 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. Dr. Robert Morgan has survivied a plague which turned all other humans into vampire creatures. Dr. Morgan’s search for companionship at the end of the world will lead him to a discovery of even darker circumstances.

This screening will be in person at the library and simultaneously streamed over Zoom. For more information or to request Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29: 

–  Met Opera Live: Cherubini’s Medea, 1 p.m. at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera (rescheduled from Oct. 22). Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Run time: 3 hours, 10 minutes. $27 adults, $25 Strand members, $15 students 18 and under and college students with ID. A Met Opera Encore of Medea will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.

–  Free Screening of Documentary “The Wake Up Call,” 2 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Filmmakers Alison Gilkey and Eric Neudel will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion. Immediately following, all are invited to The Peace Gallery, Damariscotta’s Veterans Art Collaborative and Community Resource, for a reception. This free event isopen to the public, and is being offered in honor of veterans and the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. “The Wake Up Call” centers around veteran Dave Evans, who was a renowned prosthetist, humanitarian and peace activist.

A double amputee himself, he dedicated his post-military career to transforming lives shattered by war. From Syrian refugees in a prosthetics clinic in Amman, Jordan, to the fallout of war in places like Iraq, Evans chose a life of service to others. Additional information on “The Wake Up Call” event is available through the theater’s website at LincolnTheater.net or The Peace Gallery’s website at thepeacegallery.com. The Peace Gallery is located at 112 Main Street, Damariscotta.

ARTS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26:

–  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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28:

–  Explorations Read-Aloud: “Life at Blandings.” Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from P.G. Wodehouse’s novel about Blandings Castle, an apparent paradise where it is eternal high summer, with jolly parties, tea on the lawn and love trysts in the rose garden. But for Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, there is always something to disturb this tranquil scene. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11 a.m. in the “videos” section of Camden Public Library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

–  Rockport Painter’s Exhibit Opening, Searsmont Town Library, 5 to 6 p.m. The show “Transitions” features 25 works by Kathy Gass, a Gifted/Talented teacher at RSU 71. “This is the first show since college and it spurred a body of acrylics inspired by a photograph taken off the bow of our sailboat in which shadows and light created a dance of shapes,” Gass said. Works will hang in the library until Dec.10.

MONDAY, OCT. 31:

–  Anne Spencer “Art in the Stacks” Exhibition at Stockton Springs Community Library, beginning this Monday and running through Dec. 22. Spencer moved to Maine in 1972. While working as an occupational therapist at EMMC in Bangor, she painted and exhibited with the Bangor Art Society. She received a degree studying fine arts at Wilson College and a master’s in Interdisciplinary Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Maine, Orono. Spencer also teaches watercolor and art history at Belfast Senior College. A percentage of any sales in the exhibition will benefit the library endowment fund. The library will host a meet-and-greet with the artist on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

–  Shakespeare Society of Rockland Meeting, via Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. Macbeth, Act 3 will be read and discussed. Founded in 1889, the society is entering its 133rd year. Meetings will continue to be held every other Monday through the end of November, reading one act per meeting. Potential new members are welcome to attend the meeting as guests. For further information, email society president Hope Kocian at hkocian@verizon.net.

TUESDAY, NOV. 1:

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

HOME & GARDEN

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26:

–  Fair Clean-Up Day, at MOFGA’s fairgrounds in Unity, from 1 to 4 p.m. Snacks will be provided and participants will receive a T-shirt and a token of appreciation as a thank-you. Go to mofga.org to sign up.

–  RESCHEDULED: Talk on Invasive vs. Native Plants, by Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, originally scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Gilford Butler Building, 54 Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16. FMI: conservationcommission@souththomaston.me.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, OCT. 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.” This can be seen now through Nov. 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, OCT. 25:

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

–  Young Adult Book Lovers Meeting, online from 4 to 5 p.m. The Camden Public Library group meets monthly on Zoom to discuss what’s new and great in young adult fiction. Email Youth Librarian Miss Amy at alhand@librarycamden.org for the link.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26:

–  Book Time for Babies with Miss Amy, story times outside Camden Public Library and in Harbor Park, especially themed for toddlers and babies. The program will be moved indoors if there is rain. For information, email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

–  Camden Nursing Circle, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Expectant and nursing parents are invited to join a community nursing circle in the Picker Room of Camden Public Library every fourth Wednesday. The group welcomes families of all stripes and nurslings of all ages. Come with your nursing-related questions, concerns or curiosities, or come simply to commune. This free group is led by a certified lactation consultant, Lulu Churchill. Contact Churchill at lulubythebottle@gmail.com with questions.

–  Halloween Hootenanny at Rockland Public Library, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join the Halloween party downstairs in the Community Room. Miss Katie will read silly Halloween stories, followed by many ghoulish and batty crafts and activities. Costumes are encouraged. Rockland Public Library is at 80 Union Street. For more information, call 594-0310 or email kdrago@rocklandmaine.gov.

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 27:

–  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.

–  Spooktacular Story, Parade and Scavenger Hunt, 5 to 6:30 p.m. outside in the Camden Amphitheatre for a spooky story, costume parade, and flashlight scavenger hunt. There will also be take-and-make activities, surprise gifts, and more. Free and open to all ages.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28:

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

–  Annual Children’s Halloween Party at Stockton Springs Community Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend what has become one of the library’s most popular events for children of all ages. There will be treats, a costume parade, crafts, a story, prizes, and games. Go as a character from your favorite book, a superhero, an animal, a princess, a ghost or whatever you can imagine. The event is free and all are welcome.

–  Great Salt Bay Community School’s Harvest Fair, a family-friendly event with games, food and a haunted house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. Hayrides will be available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The silent auction features gift cards, goody bags, overnights at Hidden Valley Nature Center or Lake Pemaquid Campground and Thompson Cottages, cruises with Coastal Rivers and Maine Maritime Museum and more. Proceeds from all events will fund the end-of-year trip for the eighth-graders. Great Salt Bay Community School, 559 Main St., Damariscotta.

–  Contest and Concert for Belfast Skatepark, 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 St., 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.

–  Free Children’s Community Halloween Event, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Aldersgate UMC, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland (off Route 17, across from Lake Chickawaukie). Children from birth through sixth grade (and their adult companions) are invited to go from trunk to trunk “trick-or-treating.”  Everyone, including adults, is invited to come in costume.

SUNDAY, OCT. 30:

–  Pumpkin Painting at the Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main Street in Rockland, from noon to 4 p.m., while supplies last. Open to the public at no charge; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is being organized by Good Tern Co-op staff and volunteers.

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.

–  Winter Clothing Donations Needed for Maine Wreath Workers, MOFGA is collaborating with Mano en Mano and the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network to collect winter clothing for migrant wreath workers. Every fall over 2,000 wreath workers arrive in Down East Maine, some with little warm clothing for the cold work ahead. Bring new or lightly used adult winter clothing to MOFGA’s central office at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity before Nov. 3. Items needed: blankets, bedding/sheets, socks, gloves, scarves, baseball caps, beanies, trapper hats, leggings, thermal underwear, long-sleeve shirts, T-shirts, jeans, robes, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sweaters, winter jackets/coats, boots/work shoes and hand warmers.

TUESDAY, OCT. 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.

THURSDAY, OCT. 27:

–  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.

–  Unity Pond Water Quality Action Plan – Public Meeting, online from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friends of Lake Winnecook and Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District host the meeting to update Unity Pond watershed residents living in Troy, Unity, Burnham and Thorndike, lake users and all interested parties about current efforts to restore water quality in Unity Pond. For more information or to register for the public meeting, contact FOLW by email at friendsoflakewinnecook1@gmail.com or register for the online webinar on the FOLW website (lakewinnecook.org) or FOLW Facebook page.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28:

–  Special Fundraising Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse. It is a sale of senior treasures and holiday items and a silent auction that includes gift cards. Seniors in the Belfast area are parting with many items they have bought over the years that are in new or excellent condition including, but not limited to: decorator pieces, craft items, custom jewelry, clothing, decorations for all the holidays, practical items, puzzles, CDs, cookbooks, and more. The silent-auction table includes items donated by local businesses as well as gift cards for gas, dining, books and videos, automotive service, flowers, clothing and shoes, hardware, foot care and more. You need not be present when the bids are closed; you will be called if you have the highest bid. Cash or checks only. This event is open to the public and admission is free. The building is located on the waterfront at the foot of Commercial Street. All proceeds to benefit the Belfast Senior Center, a 501(c)(3) organization serving area seniors 60-plus years of age.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

–  UUCB Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Spring Street Storage unit parking lot, Belfast. Art books, cookbooks, sheet music, song books, vintage books and more. All proceeds benefit the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast.

SUNDAY, OCT. 30:

–  Spooky Sound Bathing in Camden Amphitheatre, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the relaxing (and lightly eerie) sound of gongs and chimes in the gorgeous setting of the amphitheatre. Musical instrument creator and sound therapist Jim Doble will produce a special Halloween version of his sound bath to help participants sonically cleanse, rejuvenate and rest. Doble will be joined by Forest Weston, who will play a variety of deeply resonating didgeridoos. The program is by optional donation. Contact Jim Doble at jim@elementaldesign.me or call 785-2212 to register.

MONDAY, OCT. 31:

–  Bird Time on the Coast, 7 to 9 a.m. at Marhsall Point Lighthouse. Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Maine Coastal Islands offer the final outing of the year in the series, this one with trip leader Eddy Edwards. This one isn’t a walk, but more of a sea-watching adventure as the 12 participants will set up spotting scopes for offshore migrants moving down the coastline. Loons, sea ducks and northern gannets are expected to be passing through. Register for the walk at MaineCoastIslands.org.

–  Teaching from the Heart: Nonviolent Communication in the Classroom, 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.

–  B.C.O.P.E. Bash, 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 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.

TUESDAY, NOV. 1:

–  Free Online Class: Making Career Choices, 10 to 11 a.m. Ready for a career change but not sure where to start? This workshop covers what to consider when making a career choice and resources to help you succeed. Also offered Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. Sign up at NewVenturesMaine.org.

–  Free Online Class: My Money Works, Tuesdays, Nov. 1 to 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve greater financial stability. Sign up at NewVenturesMaine.org.

–  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.

–  Honor the Deceased at Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main Street, Waldoboro. Community members of all faiths are invited to honor deceased loved ones with the lighting of luminarias outside the church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The bell will toll at 7 p.m. Rain date: Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

COMING UP:

–  MMS Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. This annual event boasts nearly 70 crafters from around Maine. Proceeds support MMS student activities. The suggested donation at the door is $1; students and children under 5 enter free. Each donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a door prize donated by one of the vendors. Lunch in the cafeteria will also be available for $5.