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 survives in a world where a plague turned all humanity into vampires. His search for companionship at the end of the world leads him to a discovery of even darker circumstances. This screening will be in person at the library and simultaneously screened over Zoom. For more information or to request Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28

Union Fair Trail of Terror, Friday and Saturday

Trail of Terror at the Union Fairgrounds, Friday Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Walk through an abandoned cornfield overtaken by evil scarecrows tired of being tied to 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.

“As You Like It” at Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, 7 p.m. 

The William Shakespeare comedy is Theater at Monmouth’s 2022 Shakespeare in Maine Communities Education Tour production, performed 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 $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.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Day of the Dead family event, 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Penobscot Bay Language School in Rockland hosts the annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) family event for all ages on Oct. 29,  10 a.m to 12 p.m. Decorate sugar skulls, discuss the holiday’s origins and cultural significance, learn songs and stories in Spanish and English about this beautiful and meaningful ancient holiday.

PBLS Rockland location, 28 Gay St. For more information and to register please visit: www.penobscot.us or call:  594-1084.

Aldersgate UMC trunk-or-treat, Oct. 29,  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Free, annual children’s Halloween event at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland (off Route 17, across from Lake Chickawaukie). Little people will go from car to car trick-or-treating. For children ages birth to sixth grade, plus adult companions. Come in costume (adults too, if you wish)!

For more information see Aldersgate Facebook page or email: aldersgaterockland@gmail.com.

Edgar Allan Poetry Slam, The Pour Farm, Union, 6 p.m.

The Pour Farm brewery hosts the fifth annual Edgar Allan Poetry Slam.

For Halloween this year, celebrate the macabre, the morbid and the melancholy. Read a spooky poem you wrote, bring a classic or just come out and drink a few beers with the ghosts.

Met Opera Live: Cherubini’s Medea, The Strand Theatre, 1 p.m.

This show is broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera (rescheduled from October 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, November 1, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Pumpkin painting at Good Tern Co-op

The Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main St. in Rockland, hosts pumpkin painting in the cafe Sunday, Oct. 30, 12 p.m. 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. Celebrate Halloween with the Good Tern Food Co-op!

As part of Membership Appreciation Week, membership fees are waived for new members who would like to join the Co-op between 10/24 and 10/30.

For more information, contact: Erin Donovan, general manager, GM@goodtern.coop

Strand on the Air Radio Broadcast: Fun Size Halloween Special, 5 p.m.

Tune in to WRFR, 93.3 in Rockland or streaming on WRFR.org. This show airs again Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Strand radio variety shows are available for streaming and as podcasts on RocklandStrand.com after broadcast.

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. Gertie Crummet becomes convinced Mrs. Grunden has finally reached her limit and gone on a rampage of terror, with Gertie as 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 look to that most terrifying event of the season: the election. Brittany Parker will dish out 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, Halloween

Monday Night Blues

The Harper Halloween Costume Party starts at 7 p.m. as part of the weekly Blues series at the Grey Owl Bar & Grill, downstairs at the Trade Winds, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. Tickets are $20, available at the door. Come enjoy a big dance floor. Like on Facebook @MondayNightBlues.

Shakespeare Society of Rockland meeting, on Zoom, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Shakespeare Society of Rockland will read and discuss Macbeth, Act 3. Founded in 1889, the society is entering its 133rd year. Meetings will continue 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.

Bird Time on the Coast, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 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 is not a walk, but more of a sea-watching adventure. 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Thomaston Historical Society presents Thomaston Patriots, 7 p.m.

Hear the stories of Thomaston fallen patriots and veterans from five different wars: The Civil War (five Fales brothers), World War I (Walter Hastings), World War II (David Wotton), Korea (Doug Miller) and Vietnam (Richard Moore). This presentation in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day will memorialize the personal sacrifices of many men and women through a few special stories.

This event takes place in the lower-level hall of Federated Church, 8 Hyler St. in Thomaston. Enter from the parking lot behind the church, accessible off Hyler or Dunn streets.

Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England

Artist Erica Qualey teaches watercolor on Zoom every Tuesday, Nov. 1 to 22, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Learn to create distinguishing tree shapes and natural, organic-looking canopies. Capture the luminous colors of fall. Details: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

Honor the Deceased, Waldoboro, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m

Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St. in Waldoboro invites community members of all faiths to honor deceased loved ones by lighting luminarias outside the church from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The bell will toll at 7 p.m. Rain date: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Herring Gut Learning Center Aquatots program

The Herring Gut Learning Center’s Aquatots program will meet again Nov. 2. The program will allow children ages three to five to explore the wonders of the ocean by participating in movement activities, sensory play, and science explorations. Lobsters are the topic of Nov. 2’s meeting.

Aquatots will meet at the Learning Center on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, with a registration fee of $10. To register, visit herringgut.org.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Amanda Rector at Rockland Public Library

The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library host Maine State Economist Amanda Rector at the library, Thursday Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. Rector will discuss recent 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, as well as global factors like supply chains and energy prices; how will these influence Maine’s economic outlook?

Please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov for registration information.

For information on the 36th Annual Camden Conference: “Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence,” Feb. 17-19, 2023, please visit camdenconference.org.

Rescheduled: Invasive vs. Native Plants, Rebecca Jacobs, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District 

Originally scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 26, this event is rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Gilford Butler Building, 54 Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston. FMI: conservationcommission@souththomaston.me.

Coming up: Annual Craft Fair, Medomak Middle School, Waldoboro

Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This annual event has nearly 70 crafters from around Maine and supports Medomak Middle School 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.