Camden Rotary Club To Host Workshop On Bridging The Partisan Divide

Camden Rotary Club will host a free community workshop Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. in an effort to depolarize politics through the building of civil conversation skills. The workshop, “Skills for Bridging the Divide,” will be facilitated by Building Bridges of Maine and Braver Angels at the Camden Hills Regional High School Café. Participants will learn and practice how to understand and value the perspectives of others; present their thoughts in a constructure, non-provoking way; discover common ground and exit a conversation that is not working. Dinner from American Flatbread will be provided. Limited space is still available to the public. To register, visit tinyurl.com/2P8SDAZ9.

Airbnb Hosting

To learn about the process of becoming an Airbnb host, sign up for “Airbnb, How to Open and Run One Well” with Five Town CSD Adult Ed. This one-night Zoom class will be Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Deb Arter. Arter has been hosting an Airbnb in Damariscotta for five years and teaching how to do it for three years. Her class includes a large packet of handouts on everything from regulations and insurance to dealing with good and bad guests. To sign up or get more info, contact Adult Ed at 236-7800 ext. 5, adult.education@fivetowns.net, or fivetowns.maineadulted.org/course/airbnb-how-to-open-and-run-one-well/.

Mid-Coast Audubon Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser

Mid-Coast Audubon will be accepting bird seed orders through Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. to raise funds to support bird conservation and educational programming. Orders can be placed through the website, or by mail-in form, both available at midcoast.maineaudubon.org/event/fall-bird-seed-sale/. Seed must be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at one of two locations: Plants Unlimited, 629 Commercial St. (Route 1) in Rockport, or Lincoln County Publishing, 116 Mills Road, Newcastle. Specify the location on the order form. Check should be payable to Mid-Coast Audubon, and mail to Seed Sale Sue, 12 Audubon Road, Bremen, ME 04551. For more information, visit the Mid-Coast Audubon Facebook page, or email at sschubel@tidewater.net and put BIRDSEED in the subject line.

Maine Sport Outfitters 4th Annual Turkey Ride

Maine Sport Outfitters will host the 4th Annual Turkey Ride Saturday Nov. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. The event is a cycling-focused community event for all ages that helps meet the food-security needs of Midcoast Mainers during the Thanksgiving holidays. The day’s itinerary is simple: gather at Maine Sport Rockport; cycle to Hannaford to pick up frozen turkeys and sides; cycle to Camden Area Christian Food Pantry (Mt. Battie St.) for drop-off and photos; cycle back to Maine Sport for snacks, community, and optional post-ride shopping. There will be different routes varying from 5.8 miles to 10.8 miles. Bike rentals are available as well. Registration is free. Riders pay to purchase turkey and side dishes (if desired) at Hannaford. Maine Sport will pay for any youth riders’ turkey. To register and view the route maps, visit mainesport.com/blogs/journal/turkey-ride. For more information, call or visit Maine Sport Outfitters at 236-7120 or mainesport.com.

Coastal Quilters Guild meeting

The Coastal Quilters Guild will gather at the Camden Lions Club on Lions Lane, off Knowlton Street, for their November meeting Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. After a brief business meeting, there will be a presentation followed by Show and Tell and social time with light refreshments. This months’ program features three of Guild members who specialize in art quilts and show their work locally, regionally, and nationally. They will be discussing and demonstrating how they finish, frame, and hang their work for display. Guests are welcome. Members gather after 9:30 a.m. for socialization.

New Mother’s Group
The Rockport Public Library will host a New Mother’s Group Nov. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Rockport Room. This will be a monthly group that will be facilitated by Lisa Stadler, postpartum doula. This is an opportunity for moms to meet, chat, and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. Older toddlers and children are welcome for a special story time with the children’s librarian, Stephanie, in the children’s room.

New hours for Community Breakfast

The Camden Community Breakfast hosted by Chestnut St. Baptist Church in Camden announces new hours  The breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. every Monday morning. All are welcome.

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.

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.

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.