JAN. 5

Don we now our beanies and binoculars

The Audubon 123rd Christmas Bird Count — the nation’s longest-running community science bird project — will end Jan. 5. The event will be COVID-safe. For more information, visit audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count.

JAN. 6

SoundCheck: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Everyman Repertory Theatre presents a one-hour adaptation at Camden Opera House, Friday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m., 29 Elm St.. Choose-your-own $10 reserved seats via camdenoperahouse.com or call 236-3154, plus free Facebook Livestream.

Music at the Snow Bowl

Friday night concert series at the Snow Bowl starts Jan. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with The Little Cornbread Muffins, offering tunes that are funky, bluesy, smooth and even rock a little.

JAN. 9

Appleton Historical Society meeting

Appleton Historical Society will meet Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Mildred Stevens Williams Library on Sennebec Road, opposite the Town Office. The speaker will be Rosey Gerry of Lincolnville

George’s River Trout Unlimited Meeting

GRTU welcomes Dave Williams Monday, January 9, at Maine Sport, 115 Commercial St., Rockport for a free presentation on fly fishing on the Kanektok River in Alaska. There will be an informal gathering at 6.p.m.; the presentation starts at 7 p.m.  FMI visit georgesrivertu.org.

JAN. 13

SoundCheck: Folk concert

Folk favorites Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen perform at Camden Opera House, Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m., 29 Elm St. Choose-your-own $10 reserved seats via camdenoperahouse.com or call 236-3154, plus free Facebook Livestream. 

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

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

Weekly Parenting Support Group
GEAR Parent Network offers a virtual support group Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., for parents and child caregivers. To register call 1-800-264-9224. If there is no participation by 12:30 p.m., the meeting is canceled.

CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

“Resurgence: UMVA in the Midcoast” Exhibit

The Midcoast Chapter of the Union of Maine Visual Artists presents a group exhibition Jan. 4 through Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Picker Room Gallery at the Camden Public Library. The Show Opening & Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 7, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit librarycamden.org.

Virtual Watercolor Paint-Along (On Zoom). 

Learn watercolor techniques through a guided paint-along session, Thursday, Jan. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., led by artist Erica Qualey. All participants will be provided with the same drawing, so the focus will be on watercolor techniques. Preregistration is required. Learn more and sign up at librarycamden.org/jj2023.

Maine Student Book Award Book Group

Fourth through eighth graders discuss the books they’re reading — on the MSBA list or off — Monday, Jan. 9, 5 to 6 p.m., every first Monday of the month. Email Miss Amy at alhand@librarycamden.org for more information.

Relationship Intelligence Workshop

Participants will gain perspective on their relationships with tools to cultivate and sustain them, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Led by Michael Shell and Rev. Gabriel Burford. Optional further discussion and reflection from noon to 1 p.m. Preregistration is required. Learn more and sign up at librarycamden.org/jj2023.

Leer y Charlar Spanish Conversation Group (On Zoom). 

Read and chat – entirely in Spanish — Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

Slow Stitching Mandalas In person and on Zoom. 

Join local artist Robinsunne for a guided, contemplative practice of sewing mandalas, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants may finish in class or carry their project home. This workshop will take place simultaneously in person at the library and on Zoom. Preregistration and a $10 materials fee are required. Learn more and sign up at librarycamden.org/jj2023.

Beginners & Senior Fitness Dancing.

Rita Swidrowski, a senior and dance instructor at the YMCA, will lead the class Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Preregistration is required. Learn more and sign up at librarycamden.org/jj2023.

Art & Journaling

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.

Outdoor Tai Chi & Qigong 

Instructor Anna Dembska will lead tai chi classes for all levels Mondays and Thursdays, from 11 am to noon, 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

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 at alhand@librarycamden.org.

Book Time for Babies with Miss Amy

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.

Read-Aloud for Adults

Every Friday at 11 a.m., on the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a new recording of local thespian Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of books of fiction and non-fiction.

Creative Art Afternoons

This after-school activity for kids is on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the library’s Picker Room. One-hour projects are facilitated by Youth Librarian Miss Amy. Call 236-3440 to sign up for the September sessions.

Walsh History Center Hour

Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., the Walsh History Center team will help participants, via Zoom, with local history questions. Email: kgross@librarycamden.org. to email questions.

Outdoor Preschool Story Time

Children’s librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story time (or indoors in bad weather) for preschool-aged children and crafts in the library’s Children’s Garden, Thursdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. Email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Camden Chess Club, online

Fridays, 4 to 6 p.m. Join for free online at Lichess.org, Community section or (lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club). For more information, contact Evan Annis at: camdenchessclub@gmail.com.

Book Donations

Bring donations of books, audiobooks, and CDs and DVDs (in cases) to the Blue Door Book Shed outside the library Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Review the donation policy on the library website before donating.