Mid-Coast Audubon to host local bird poet

Local poet and photographer Betsy Headley will share work from her most recent book, “The Clarity of Birds,” Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in person at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Camden. The book features Headley’s images interwoven with her thoughts on beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife. Of the book, poet Barbaría María has written: “The reverence of years engaged in following birds with her camera, getting to know them, continues to infuse Betsy’s poetry with a finely tuned focus. She is patient with the moment, capturing the fine details of beauty, pain, compassion, and insight.” Headley, from Swanville, will read from the book and answer audience questions.

Annual CHRHS Ski Team Ski Sale
Camden Hills Regional High School Ski Team will hold its Ski Sale, Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. until 1p.m. Gear for sale includes skis (both Nordic and alpine), boots, poles, snowboards, skates, helmets, skates, winter clothing and more. Sidecountry Sports and Ragged Mountain Sports will also be selling new and used gear.
To sell gear, pre-register equipment online at sites.google.com/site/chrhsskisale. Bring items to sell to Camden Hills Regional High School Friday, Nov. 18 from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The seller sets the price; the high school ski team keeps 25%. On Sunday between noon and 1:30 pm, sellers pick up a check for 75% of what was sold and take home any items that didn’t sell.
For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/chrhsskisale or call 542-7571.

Lincolnville Center Holiday Market
The United Christian Church will sponsor a Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Building located at 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, in Lincolnville Center. The Holiday Market will feature local crafters, farmers, and antique dealers. Church members will be selling sweet and savory baked goods including pies, fruit cakes, and cookies packed to go. Shoppers are invited to come and find unusual gifts, take home desserts for Thanksgiving, and visit with friends, all while helping to support the local economy and the ongoing ministries of the United Christian Church. All are welcome. The Community Building is handicapped accessible with ample parking. Masks are recommended. For more information, call 785-3521.

Toys for Tots Bike Raffle

Toys for Tots Knox County will hold a bike raffle for one 20-inch boy’s bike and helmet, and one 20-inch girl’s bike with helmet. Tickets are $1 each. The drawing will be held on Dec. 11, 2022. For more information or to find a ticket location, visit facebook.com/toysfortotsknox or contact Jody Dinsmore, Knox County Toys for Tots coordinator at 542-2483 or rockland.me@toysfortots.org.

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.

Weekly Parenting Support Group

Parenting and raising a child/youth is often challenging, however even more so with a child with an emotional or behavioral health concern. GEAR Parent Network offers a virtual support group Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., for parents and child caregivers, who can chat with other parents who share similar life experiences. For more information and to register for the support call 1-800-264-9224. If there is no support group participation within 30 minutes of start time, the virtual platform will be ended.



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