Thursday, Jan. 12

Ed Robinson 

“The Wonder of Maine’s Wildlife” by outdoorsman, writer and photographer Ed Robinson at Cushing Public Library, 6:30 p.m. FMI: 691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

Author talk

Rockland Public Library presents “Woodsqueer: An Evening of Conversation About the Joys of Rural Life with Gretchen Legler,” Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

‘Cezanne’

Cezanne: Portraits of a Life: at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15 general admission, $12 Strand members. FMI: rocklandstrand.com

Saturday, Jan. 14

Art lessons

The Waldoboro Public Library will be offering free art lessons for adults led by Debe Loughlin. “Watercolor on Clayboard,”  by Zoom from 10-11 a.m. FMI: call 832-4484, email info@waldoboro.lib.me.us.

Chess club 

Weekly Saturday morning chess will begin on Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the Waldoboro Public Library. All ages and levels are welcome. FMI: waldoborolibrary.org.

Fedora 

The Strand Theatre’s 2022-23 season of Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continues on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. with Giordano’s “Fedora.” An encore will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m.

Artist reception

An artist reception with Nate Davis will be held at the Steel House Gallery in Rockland on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 5-7 p.m.

Dance Party

Watts Hall Band dance party, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Watts Hall Community Arts, 174 Main St., Thomaston. Hors d’oeuvres by donation and cash bar. Tickets $15 in advance at wattshallthomaston.com, $20 at the door.

Sunday, Jan. 15

Ukraine presentation

Cushing Public Library presents “Architecture as Expressions of Change: Considering Food and Ukraine,” 1:30 p.m. over Zoom. Free to all. Email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com for the link. Part of Camden Conference Community Events. FMI: camdenconference.org.

Monday, Jan. 16

No school

All schools will be closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16.

Mexican folk dance

Join Penobscot Bay Language School and dance instructor Leticia Galván Cordova for a five-week Mexican folk dance session being offered this winter. The first session begins on Monday, Jan. 16. FMI: penobscot.us.

Captains’ Quarters

Rockland’s Sail, Power, and Steam Museum presents Captains’ Quarters speaker series. “MacMillan and The Far North,” part one, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration required: sailpowersteammuseum.org. Attendance is free. Part two is Jan. 30.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Education talk

A panel of educators and business owners at Mid-Coast School of Technology to discuss how hands-on/minds-on, technical learning can transform schools and strengthen local economies. FMI: stgeorgemsu.org

Watercolors

Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey, Tuesdays, Jan. 17, 24, 31, and February 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. Cost: $144 general public; $120 Farnsworth Art Museum members. Details are at farnsworthmuseum.org.

Rockland Public Library dragon craft

Stop by the Children’s Room anytime starting Jan. 17. Make the craft at the library or take the pieces home to make later.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Healthy diet classes

The Good Tern Co-op in Rockland will offer two classes on healthy cooking in January. The first class is on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Register online at facebook.com/GoodTernCoop. FMI: goodtern@goodtern.coop.

Happy hour

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5-7  p.m., the Midcoast Climate, Energy and Green Building Happy Hour will be held at the Steel House. The event Facebook page can be found at fb.me/e/D12UzZBhY.

 Chinese New Year storytime

Join the Rockland Public Library for dragon stories, songs, dances, and crafting on Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Aquatots

Herring Gut Learning Center’s Aquatots program will meet for a one hour session of science, movement and art for ages three to five at 1 p.m. Jan. 19’s topic will be octopuses. Register at herringgut.org.

Violin concert

Abigail Nash will perform classical melodies on the violin, mixed in with some fiddle numbers, at Rockland Public Library Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.

Ongoing

Down East Singers

Registration for Down East Singers is now open for the spring semester of 2023. To register, please go to downeastsingers.org. Registration will continue through Jan. 24.

Dragon and Rabbit Treasure Hunt
Visit the Rockland Public Library for a Chinese New Year treasure hunt around the library from Jan. 14-31. Drop by any time the library is open and earn a New Year sticker.