Thursday, Nov. 17

Rockland Public Library middle school book club

Join Miss Katie at the library for snacks and to talk about the great (and terrible) books on RSU 13 early release days. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. This club will be using the Maine Student Book Award (MSBA) list. Kids can choose any book off the list to read each month.

FMI: call (207) 594-0310, or email refdesk@rocklandmaine.gov.

Friday, Nov. 18

Intro to Relief Print Gift Making, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join printmaker Sherrie York for a one-day relief-printing workshop at Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth campus in downtown Rockland. In this introductory workshop, take inspiration from the changing seasons to create a block that can be used to print holiday cards, gift tags, an art piece, or anything else you can imagine. Your finished block can be reused to print on wood, fabric, or other materials as well. $164; $144 for Farnsworth members (cost includes all materials). Details are at FarnsowthMuseum.org.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Elks National Hoop Shoot free throw contest

On Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., Rockland Elks Lodge #1008 will hold a free throw contest for children ages 8 to 13 at the Flanagan Community Center in Rockland.

For more information, contact padheal@aol.com, or call 207-691-2488.

Rockland Historical Society annual meeting

The Rockland Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m., in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library. The public is invited.

Following a brief business meeting, including a review of exciting accomplishments of the past year, plus plans for next year and election of board members to three-year terms, the society will adjourn to the Rockland Historical Society Museum for a festive open house with cookies, hot cider and good conversation. There will be historical books for sale that make wonderful gifts.

Aquatots learning program at Herring Gut

Herring Gut Coastal Science Center’s AQUATOTS program allows parents and children to explore the wonders of the ocean by participating in movement activities, sensory play, and science exploration. $10 per session. Register at herringgut.org/all-programs/aquatots-nov-dec

When people travel by boat, sometimes marine animals can tag along. Learn about how green crabs and periwinkle snails might have made their way to Maine. Meet guest animals and learn about their local impact through a fun game and craft on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Waldoboro Public Library yoga storytime​ 

The Waldoboro Public Library will offer “Reading Comes to Life with Yoga!” a special yoga storytime for children ages 3-5 years old on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ms. Patti, a registered children’s yoga teacher, will combine stories read aloud with creative movement and mindful breathing.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the library at 832-4484 to register.

Annual Warren Odd Fellows Hall craft fair

The Warren Odd Fellows Hall, at the corner of Routes 1 and 90 in Warren, will hold its annual craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be 38 craft spaces. Available items include wood ornaments, jewelry, hand knits, felt gifts, driftwood, candles and much more, with Christmas music as well. Lunch will be available at reasonable prices.

Friendship holiday craft fairs

On Nov. 19, more than 40 vendors at five locations in Friendship will host a holiday craft fair. Four of the fair locations, including an Autism Awareness sale, will be on Main Street, while another for the Friendship Village School will be at 23 School St. There will be food served and an appearance from Santa.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on the Strand Stage, 7:30 p.m.

Known for his fast and complex finger work, Shimabukuro combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, $50 for general admission, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com or call 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is at 345 Main Street, Rockland.

“Managing Turbulence: A Poetry Sampler”

Poetry at Cushing Public Library, 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Camden Conference and the library host the event with 10 poems presented by 10 readers. The poems will be available on the Camden Conference website in advance.

Monday, Nov. 21

Monday Night Blues

The Brad Vickers Band performs at 7 p.m. for this weekly blues series at the Grey Owl Bar and Grill, downstairs at the Trade Winds, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. All shows $20, tickets available at the door. Come see these great artists up close and enjoy a big dance floor. Like on Facebook @MondayNightBlues.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Aldersgate United Methodist Thanksgiving pie sale

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland will be holding a Thanksgiving pie sale on Nov. 22. Available are apple pies ($22), pumpkin pies ($20), gluten-free apple pies ($24) and gluten-free pumpkin pies ($22).

Send a message on Facebook (aldersgateunitedmethodistchurch.rock) or leave one at 596-5715 with your name, order and phone number. The church will call to confirm your order. Pre-orders only.

Pick-up will be on Tuesday, Nov. 22, between 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 5-7 p.m., or by appointment. Cash only on pick-up. Proceeds will go towards repairing the roof of the church.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Rock band Rigometrics returns to the Midcoast for “Rigsgiving” show

Join Rigometrics on Nov. 23 for a special “Rigsgiving” show the night before Thanksgiving for an evening filled with great music, food, and vibes. SaltWater Fields Wedding & Event Barn at 299 St. George Road, South Thomaston, will be hosting the event. SaltWater Fields is a seaside venue specializing in celebrating weddings and events.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., where there will be full bartending service with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Station 118 out of Thomaston will serve house-smoked BBQ food options from their food truck. Music will start at 8 p.m. when Rigometrics will play a 75-minute set.

There are limited tickets available, capping at only 225. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. This is an all-age event, with IDing at the door for those who are 21-plus and wish to drink. Tickets are available at this link.

Upcoming

Waldo Theatre’s Sound of Music sing-along

The Waldo Theatre is presenting a one-show-only sing-along version of the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. It’ll be an immersive theatrical experience perfect for the whole family — especially those relatives who’ve come to visit for Thanksgiving. There will be door prizes and a costume contest.

Ongoing events

Toys for Tots bike raffle

Toys for Tots Knox County will hold a raffle drawing on Dec. 11 for 20-inch boys’ bicycle and 20-inch girls’ bicycle, each with a matching helmet. Tickets are $1 each.

Watch facebook.com/toysfortotsknox  for ticket locations, or contact Toys for Tots Knox County.

For more information please contact Jody Dinsmore, Knox County Toys for Tots Coordinator at 207-542-2483, rockland.me@toysfortots.org.