WERU Community Calendar On Air

Thu, April 15th

(Support Group)
MDI Hospital / Birch Bay Village are offering a virtual Caregiver Support Group on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  These virtual sessions are hosted by Melissa Violette, Music Therapy Director, and incorporate music, group sharing and other strategies to help caregivers.  For more information:  https://www.mdihospital.org/news/free-telehealth-music-therapy-support-groups.
(Support Group)
Songwriter Sessions on Zoom. A supportive group meeting online for songwriting, performance practice, and collaborating. Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM via Zoom. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at [email protected].
(Talk)
Growing Ideas: Regenerative Agriculture. Learn how to improve garden health. Hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library via Zoom, Thursday, April 15th, 7:oo. Register at www.bhpl.net or call 374-5515.
(Author Talk)
Author and Maine apple expert John Bunker talks about his book “Apples and the Art of Detection: Tracking Down, Identifying and Preserving Rare Apples.” Learn more about Bunker’s ongoing search for apples in Maine and share your own apple stories. Hosted by the Jesup Memorial Library via Zoom, Thursday, April 15th, at 7:00.  To register for a Zoom link: jesuplibrary.org/events/apple.
(Talk)
 Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Horseshoe Crabs in Great Salt Bay. The Great Salt Bay in Damariscotta hosts one of the best breeding locations for horseshoe crabs in Maine. Sarah Gladu talks about these fascinating ancient animals, their habits, conservation status in Maine, and importance to the overall health of our estuarine environment. Hosted by the Camden Public Library via Zoom, Thursday, April 15, 6:00 - 7:00. For a link email [email protected].
(On-line Events)
Maine Impact Week with over a dozen virtural events from across campus provides an opportunity for the public to gain awareness about the latest efforts by Maine’s research university in contributing to the social and economic advancement of Maine and beyond. Maine Impact Week 2021 is a virtual experience April 12 - 16, featured on https://umaine.edu/impactweek/  
(Tech Help)
Tech Help Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about your devices? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Presented by the Camden Public Library via Zoom, Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00. To make an appointment: librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour.  

Fri, April 16th

(Discussion)
A Touch of Maine: A discussion with Lawrence Family Fitness Center Ops Director Matt Montgomery. Friday, April 16th, at 1:30 pm. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, register at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
(Concert)
SoundCheck: Natále and Trio. Genre-defying singer/songwriter Natále and trio offer eclectic mix of soul, folk-rock and Middle Eastern vibes. An audience-free SoundCheck livestream performance from the Camden Opera House stage to its Facebook page Friday, April 16th, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16th,  FMI: camdenoperahouse.com. 
(Adult Read-Aloud)
Explorations Read Aloud: The Enchanted April. Local thespian Joseph Coté reads aloud selections from Elizabeth Von Arnim’s novel about four women and a month spent in Portofino, Italy. Hosted by the Camden Public Library, Friday, April 9th, 11:00 - 12:00 noon, in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.
(Student Art Exhibit)
Student Art Month: Online gallery open for viewing Blue Hill Peninsula student’s artwork. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, Thursday, April 1st – 30th, at www.bhpl.net.
(On-line Events)
Maine Impact Week with over a dozen virtural events from across campus provides an opportunity for the public to gain awareness about the latest efforts by Maine’s research university in contributing to the social and economic advancement of Maine and beyond. Maine Impact Week 2021 is a virtual experience April 12 - 16, featured on https://umaine.edu/impactweek/  
(Volunteer Opportunity)
Island Connections, a non-profit on MDI whose mission addresses the transportation needs for seniors and those with physical or mental impairments living on MDI, can use your help.  Driving people to medical appointments and assist with food shopping programs is in great need.   Call Island Connections at 207-288-4457 for more details or complete a volunteer application online at http://islconnections.org/apply-to-volunteer/.
(Volunteer Opportunity)
Online Chess Club: online matches every Friday, 4:00 – 5:00. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at [email protected].
(Film Club)
Friday Film Club. Online film discussion group for those who enjoy watching and talking about critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. Hosted by the Camden Public Library, Fridays, 4:00 -  5:00, via Zoom. For the current film being discussed and for a Zoon link: librarycamden.org

Sat, April 17th

(Call for Art, Call for Poetry)
Finding Our Voices invites Waldo County residents to contribute art or poetry to Waldo County Breaks the Silence of Domestic Abuse, a June exhibit centered in downtown Belfast intended to open everyone’s eyes, minds and hearts to the domestic abuse all around us. The deadline for submission is May 5th. Info and submission details at FindingOurVoices.net.  
(Concert)
The DaPonte String Quartet offers virtual full-length quartet performances, complete with program note presentations. Currently there are three videos available: Beethoven String Quartet in A Major Op. 18, No. 5; Schulhoff String Quartet No. 1; Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8. Enjoy these programs on their Online Concert Hall: onstage.daponte.org.        
(Talk)
Stonington Public Library and Evergreen Garden Club present Puzzle Pieces of History, an archeological glimpse of Mariners Park. History buff Bert Yankielun talks about uncovered artifacts that divulge a rich history of diverse uses. Via Zoom, Saturday, April 17, at 3:00. For link: www.stoningtonlibrary.org and click Events.
Surry (Vocal Recital)
The Winterreise, a Vocal Recital featuring Stephen Bryant, bass baritone, and Timothy Mount, piano accompanist. Saturday, April 17th, 2:00 - 3:30, at the Surry Arts Barn, 8 Cross Rd, Surry. All covid guidelines followed, space is limited. FMI: www.surryartsandevents.com.
Surry (Workshops)
Bagaduce Music will hold a Virtual Composition Workshop. Open to all Maine music students, the two workshops will be divided by grade level. Grades 4-8 meet 10:30 - 11:30, grades 9-12 meet 1:00 - 2:30, on Saturday, April 17th, via Zoom. Students may submit compositions for consideration but it is not required. For more info or a Zoom link:  www.bagaducemusic.org.
Blue Hill (Art Show)
April Art Show: Connections by Penny Ricker and Melissa Rioux. Hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, through April 30th, view at the library or online at www.bhpl.net.

Sun, April 18th

Blue Hill (Vintage Photo Exhibit)
April Virtual Gallery Presents "A Visual History of Camden Harbor: Vintage Photographs from the Walsh History Center." From fishing to shipbuilding, from lime burning to anchor building, the harbor was an essential resource to the economics of Camden from colonial days to the present. Online anytime through Friday, April 30, at librarycamden.org/event/a-visual-history-of-camden-harbor.

Mon, April 19th

Blue Hill (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch For kids ages 10-12. Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23, 11:00 – 12:00 noon, hosted by Waterfall Arts via Zoom. Register online: https://waterfallarts.org/events/. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Blue Hill (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Friends Over Books,  a virtual pre-K story time, meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Parents, caregivers and teachers of children ages 3 - 5 are invited to bring the children and join in for the entire series or drop in. Hosted by Island Readers & Writers, Pre-registration required. For more info: islandreadersandwriters.org for more info.
Blue Hill (Support Group)
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a free online grief support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will be weekly for eight weeks from April 19 through June 7, with the weekday and time to be determined according to the availability of registered participants.
Grieving in this time of social isolation due to coronavirus can be especially challenging.  You are not alone.  Support from others who have also experienced a loss can help you cope with the pain of grief.  This group is confidential and free of charge.  A great way to find support and make friends.
Register by Friday April 9 by visiting www.hospiceofhancock.org and clicking on Grief Support, or by calling the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County office at 667-2531.
Blue Hill (Conversation)
Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team are happy to try to help you find an answer! Mondays, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Presented by the Camden Public Library, for a link: email [email protected] .

Tue, April 20th

Blue Hill (Book Group)
Orono Public Library “No PreReqs Book Group” with guest host Holly Schreiber, Assistant Professor, Communication & Journalism at UMaine. We will be discussing Mill Town by Kerri Arsenault on Tuesday, April 20th, at 6:00 pm. Hosted by the Orono Public Library via Zoom, Tuesday, April 20th, at 6:00 pm. To register for a link: https://www.orono.org/778/Public-Library.
Blue Hill (Gardening Class)
Composting How-to: Learn composting methods from Prof. Mark Hutchinson. Tuesday, April 20, at 2:00. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, register at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Blue Hill (Talk and Slide Show)
Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration: Maine Master Naturalist Cyrene Slegona gives a talk and slide presentation on Monarch butterflies. Sponsored by the Belfast Garden Club, Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00pm, via Zoom. To register: BelfastGardenClub.org. Free and open to all.
Blue Hill (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch For kids ages 10-12. Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23, 11:00 – 12:00 noon, hosted by Waterfall Arts via Zoom. Register online: https://waterfallarts.org/events/. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Blue Hill (Discussion)
Camden Philosophical Society Meeting. Check the calendar on librarycamden.org for the latest information about what this lively group will be reading and discussing each month. Meetings via Zoom, Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00. For a link email [email protected].
Blue Hill (Book Discussion)
Tuesday Book Club. The group meets online to discuss what books everyone is currently readingTuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 via Zoom. For a link email [email protected] to be connected to the group’s coordinator.
Blue Hill (Spanish Conversation)
Leer y Charlar on Zoom. This Spanish language reading and conversation group meets online via Zoom. Hosted by the Camden Public Library Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00, join in to practice your Spanish!  For a link or more information, email Lynne Taylor at [email protected].
Blue Hill (Student Art Exhibit)
Student Art Month: Online gallery open for viewing Blue Hill Peninsula student’s artwork. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, Thursday, April 1st – 30th, at www.bhpl.net.
Blue Hill (Book Club, Discussion)
  The Orono Library Zoom Book Group will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Tuesday, April 20th at 10:15am. Hosted by the Orono Library via Zoom, for a link: [email protected], or call 866-5060.
Blue Hill (Kids' Program)
Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom. Parents and children are invited to catch up with Camden Public Library Children’s Librarian Miss Amy in a social chat on Zoom every Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00. For a link email [email protected] .  
Blue Hill (Volunteer Opportunity)
Island Connections, a non-profit on MDI whose mission addresses the transportation needs for seniors and those with physical or mental impairments living on MDI, can use your help.  Driving people to medical appointments and assist with food shopping programs is in great need.   Call Island Connections at 207-288-4457 for more details or complete a volunteer application online at http://islconnections.org/apply-to-volunteer/.

Wed, April 21st

Blue Hill (Call for Art, Call for Poetry)
Finding Our Voices invites Waldo County residents to contribute art or poetry to Waldo County Breaks the Silence of Domestic Abuse, a June exhibit centered in downtown Belfast intended to open everyone’s eyes, minds and hearts to the domestic abuse all around us. The deadline for submission is May 5th. Info and submission details at FindingOurVoices.net.  
Blue Hill (Meeting)
Downeast Trout Unlimited Meeting: Rare Artic Charr. Presentations by Emily Bastian:Arctic Charr: Past, Present and Future” and Bob Mallard: “Conservation While Fishing for Rare Artic Charr.” Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21st: Business Meeting at 5:30 followed by presentations. FMI: Tammy Packie [email protected] or Downeast TU on Facebook at facebook.com/events/134543325292651. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcuGsrT0iE9yogmucDvUG5n5y8DbJQTJ7.
Blue Hill (Concert)
The DaPonte String Quartet offers virtual full-length quartet performances, complete with program note presentations. Currently there are three videos available: Beethoven String Quartet in A Major Op. 18, No. 5; Schulhoff String Quartet No. 1; Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8. Enjoy these programs on their Online Concert Hall: onstage.daponte.org.        
Blue Hill (Book Group)
Teen Book Talk: Furia. Teen services librarian discusses young adult book on Wednesday, April 21, at 4:00 pm For a link or more info: www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Blue Hill (Presentation)
Exploring Vernal Pools: Kimberly Ridley, science writer and author of “The Secret Pool,” will lead participants in a virtual exploration of vernal pools. Participants will learn about the these seasonal wetlands and their inhabitants. Wednesday, April 21, 11:00 am. To register for a link: www.islandreadersandwriters.org to register.
Blue Hill (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch For kids ages 10-12. Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23, 11:00 – 12:00 noon, hosted by Waterfall Arts via Zoom. Register online: https://waterfallarts.org/events/. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Blue Hill (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Friends Over Books,  a virtual pre-K story time, meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Parents, caregivers and teachers of children ages 3 - 5 are invited to bring the children and join in for the entire series or drop in. Hosted by Island Readers & Writers, Pre-registration required. For more info: islandreadersandwriters.org for more info.
Blue Hill (Online Presentation)
Becoming a Climate Change Artist: On the eve of Earth Day Marnie Sinclair from Damariscotta, Maine, shares her journey on how she became a climate change artist. A Zoom presentation, Wednesday, April 21, 6:30. Register at:  http://bit.ly/3rcw1Wj or on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR website at www.mainecoastislands.org. For questions, email [email protected] or call 594-0600 x5.
Blue Hill (Art Journaling)
Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.. Email Amy at [email protected] if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.
Camden (Kids' Program, Story Time)
Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy has reintroduced in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages, weather permitting, Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 Email Miss Amy to register at: [email protected]
Blue Hill (Art Show)
April Art Show: Connections by Penny Ricker and Melissa Rioux. Hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, through April 30th, view at the library or online at www.bhpl.net.
Ellsworth (Art Show)
TAKE-OUT ONLY  The Welcome Table Free Community Meal is offered every Wednesday at the First Congregational Church in Ellsworth, 2 Church St, across from the Ellsworth City Hall, 3:00 - 6:00. Meals are available by take-out only. Please call the church by 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, 667-8321, to reserve a free meal. FMI: [email protected]

Thu, April 22nd

Ellsworth (Panel Discussion)
Growing Ideas: Growing Together at the Blue Hill Community Garden: A panel discussion about the Blue Hill Community Garden, Thursday, April 22, at 7:00.  A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, register at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Ellsworth (Talk and Slide Show)
Maritime Month Series: The Maynard Bray Collection – An Aficionado’s Look at Waterfronts and Watercraft. The Penobscot Marine Museum’s Digital Collections Curator, Matt Wheeler, provides an online narrated slideshow while discussing Maynard Bray’s background and examining a range of subjects embedded in his photographic work. Thursday, April 22, 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  For a Zoom link email [email protected].
Ellsworth (Support Group)
MDI Hospital / Birch Bay Village are offering a virtual Caregiver Support Group on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  These virtual sessions are hosted by Melissa Violette, Music Therapy Director, and incorporate music, group sharing and other strategies to help caregivers.  For more information:  https://www.mdihospital.org/news/free-telehealth-music-therapy-support-groups.
Ellsworth (Support Group)
Songwriter Sessions on Zoom. A supportive group meeting online for songwriting, performance practice, and collaborating. Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM via Zoom. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at [email protected].
Ellsworth (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch For kids ages 10-12. Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23, 11:00 – 12:00 noon, hosted by Waterfall Arts via Zoom. Register online: https://waterfallarts.org/events/. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Ellsworth (Bird Watching)
Bird Time on the Coast:  Local bird experts will lead trips to some of their favorite bird hotspots along the coast. Open to all birding watching abilities. Walks are free and scheduled 7:00 - 9:30 am, through October. Spring outings will be in midcoast Maine. Trips are limited to the first 10 people registered. Walks for April and May are:  April 22, April 29, May 4, May 13, May 18, May 20 and May 27. Register on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands (FOMCI)  website: www.mainecoastislands.org/events. FMI:  [email protected] or (207) 594-0600, ext. 5.
Ellsworth (Vintage Photo Exhibit)
April Virtual Gallery Presents "A Visual History of Camden Harbor: Vintage Photographs from the Walsh History Center." From fishing to shipbuilding, from lime burning to anchor building, the harbor was an essential resource to the economics of Camden from colonial days to the present. Online anytime through Friday, April 30, at librarycamden.org/event/a-visual-history-of-camden-harbor.
Ellsworth (Tech Help)
Tech Help Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about your devices? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Presented by the Camden Public Library via Zoom, Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00. To make an appointment: librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour.  

Fri, April 23rd

Ellsworth (Concert)
SEATS SOLD OUT   SoundCheck: Gordon Bok, folk master performs a safely distanced 45-seats/one-set-only concert Friday, April 23rd, at 7:30, on the Camden Opera House stage and live on its Facebook page. First in-house show since November! FMI: camdenoperahouse.com.
Ellsworth (Discussion)
A Touch of Maine: A discussion with Blue Hill Library Director, motorcyclist and hockey enthusiast, Rich Boulet. Friday, April 23rd, at 1:30 pm. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, register at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Ellsworth (Adult Read-Aloud)
Explorations Read Aloud: Billy Budd, Sailor. Local thespian Joseph Coté reads aloud from Herman Melville’s short novel, a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. Hosted by the Camden Public Library, Friday, April 23rd, 11:00 - 12:00 noon, in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page
Ellsworth (Album Release)
This is an online event for the release of the debut EP BANDANOBandano was formed by "Dano" Daniel Lance Patrick as a project to release music and lyrics that he's written. There are plans to add additional musicians and collaborators on future releases.  Friday, April 23, at www.bandano.net.
Ellsworth (Art Class, Kids' Program)
Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch For kids ages 10-12. Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23, 11:00 – 12:00 noon, hosted by Waterfall Arts via Zoom. Register online: https://waterfallarts.org/events/. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Ellsworth (Volunteer Opportunity)
Island Connections, a non-profit on MDI whose mission addresses the transportation needs for seniors and those with physical or mental impairments living on MDI, can use your help.  Driving people to medical appointments and assist with food shopping programs is in great need.   Call Island Connections at 207-288-4457 for more details or complete a volunteer application online at http://islconnections.org/apply-to-volunteer/.
Ellsworth (Volunteer Opportunity)
Online Chess Club: online matches every Friday, 4:00 – 5:00. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at [email protected].

Sat, April 24th

Surry (Family Activity)
Celebrate Earth Day with Bees! For kids and adults, we'll start with a short presentation about bees then we'll go outside to plant seeds and make bee houses. Saturday, April 24, 2:30- 4:30, at The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd. Surry. Register by email at: [email protected] or call 617-435-0693.
Surry (Crafts, Poetry)
Crafternoons: Poetry Collage. Learn to make a poetry themed collage and create your own poem on Saturday, April 24th, at 2:00. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, register for kit at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Surry (Discussion)
Readings on Race: A discussion of the book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, by Cathy Park Hong. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, Saturday, April 24th, at 2:00, register at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Surry (Live Music, Writing Workshop)
Kneisel Hall: Music & Writing. Write postcards to loved ones with inspiration from live music on Saturday, April 24, at 11:00 am. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, register for a link or custom postcards at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Surry (Celebration)
Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 24 from 10am-11am with a Ribbon Cutting at 10.30am to inaugurate our Electric Vehicle Chargers! Two chargers for cars, plus an electric bicycle rack and charger. The event is outside at The Gatherings community center in Surry, where those with EVs or are interested in them can share information and take/give vehicle tours! Contact: Alice Slater. 207-385-7694. [email protected]gmail.com
Rockport (Fun Activity)
Megunticook Rowing’s Learn to Row. This is a great place to start to add the rowing machine to your workouts or get in a boat this summer. No experience required! Saturday, April 24, 8:00, at Mid-Coast Recreation Center, 535 West St. Rockport. FMI: www.megunticookrowing.org
Rockport (Student Art Exhibit)
Student Art Month: Online gallery open for viewing Blue Hill Peninsula student’s artwork. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, Thursday, April 1st – 30th, at www.bhpl.net.

Sun, April 25th

Rockport (Talk)
The Frances Perkins Center (FPC) presents its 7th Annual Public Policy Forum, Conscience and Courage: Frances Perkins and Dr. Feng Shan Ho, focusing on immigration and refugee policy. Sunday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m. A virtual program, tickets are free and pre-registration is required at www.FrancesPerkinsCenter.org/events/forum.
Rockport (Call for Art, Call for Poetry)
Finding Our Voices invites Waldo County residents to contribute art or poetry to Waldo County Breaks the Silence of Domestic Abuse, a June exhibit centered in downtown Belfast intended to open everyone’s eyes, minds and hearts to the domestic abuse all around us. The deadline for submission is May 5th. Info and submission details at FindingOurVoices.net.  
Blue Hill (Art Show)
April Art Show: Connections by Penny Ricker and Melissa Rioux. Hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, through April 30th, view at the library or online at www.bhpl.net.

Mon, April 26th

Blue Hill (Art Show)
Free Health Services for the Uninsured: The Peninsula Free Health Clinic will be open Monday, April 26th, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, 26 Hinckley Ridge Road in Blue Hill.  Walk in or by appointment. Call 207-374-5585, message on Facebook at Peninsula Free Health, or email [email protected].
Blue Hill (Art Show)
Friends Over Books,  a virtual pre-K story time, meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Parents, caregivers and teachers of children ages 3 - 5 are invited to bring the children and join in for the entire series or drop in. Hosted by Island Readers & Writers, Pre-registration required. For more info: islandreadersandwriters.org for more info.
Blue Hill (Vintage Photo Exhibit)
April Virtual Gallery Presents "A Visual History of Camden Harbor: Vintage Photographs from the Walsh History Center." From fishing to shipbuilding, from lime burning to anchor building, the harbor was an essential resource to the economics of Camden from colonial days to the present. Online anytime through Friday, April 30, at librarycamden.org/event/a-visual-history-of-camden-harbor.
Blue Hill (Conversation)
Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team are happy to try to help you find an answer! Mondays, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Presented by the Camden Public Library, for a link: email [email protected] .

Tue, April 27th

Blue Hill (Presentation)
New Mainers Series: The History of Immigration in Maine, presented by Reza Jalali, executive director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center. Jalali's presentation will describe the history of immigration in Maine, with a focus on the changing face of Maine due to the arrival of recent immigrants. Hosted by the Camden Public Library via Zoom, Tuesday, April 27th, 6:00 - 7:00. For a link email [email protected].
Blue Hill (Bird Watching)
Bird Time on the Coast:  Local bird experts will lead trips to some of their favorite bird hotspots along the coast. Open to all birding watching abilities. Walks are free and scheduled 7:00 - 9:30 am, through October. Spring outings will be in midcoast Maine. Trips are limited to the first 10 people registered. Walks for April and May are:  April 22, April 29, May 4, May 13, May 18, May 20 and May 27. Register on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands (FOMCI)  website: www.mainecoastislands.org/events. FMI:  [email protected] or (207) 594-0600, ext. 5.
Blue Hill (Book Discussion)
Tuesday Book Club. The group meets online to discuss what books everyone is currently readingTuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 via Zoom. For a link email [email protected] to be connected to the group’s coordinator.
Blue Hill (Spanish Conversation)
Leer y Charlar on Zoom. This Spanish language reading and conversation group meets online via Zoom. Hosted by the Camden Public Library Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00, join in to practice your Spanish!  For a link or more information, email Lynne Taylor at lee[email protected].
Blue Hill (Kids' Program)
Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom. Parents and children are invited to catch up with Camden Public Library Children’s Librarian Miss Amy in a social chat on Zoom every Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00. For a link email [email protected] .  
Blue Hill (Volunteer Opportunity)
Island Connections, a non-profit on MDI whose mission addresses the transportation needs for seniors and those with physical or mental impairments living on MDI, can use your help.  Driving people to medical appointments and assist with food shopping programs is in great need.   Call Island Connections at 207-288-4457 for more details or complete a volunteer application online at http://islconnections.org/apply-to-volunteer/.

Wed, April 28th

Blue Hill (Volunteer Opportunity)
Friends Over Books,  a virtual pre-K story time, meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Parents, caregivers and teachers of children ages 3 - 5 are invited to bring the children and join in for the entire series or drop in. Hosted by Island Readers & Writers, Pre-registration required. For more info: islandreadersandwriters.org for more info.
Blue Hill (Art Journaling)
Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.. Email Amy at [email protected] if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.
Camden (Kids' Program, Story Time)
Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy has reintroduced in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages, weather permitting, Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 Email Miss Amy to register at: [email protected]
Camden (Author Talk, Conversation)
The Way Between Book Discussion and Author Visit. A book discussion and Q&A with author Rivera Sun. Hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, Wednesday, April 28th at 3:30 pm.  register at www.bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Camden (Student Art Exhibit)
Student Art Month: Online gallery open for viewing Blue Hill Peninsula student’s artwork. A virtual program hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, Thursday, April 1st – 30th, at www.bhpl.net.
Ellsworth (Student Art Exhibit)
TAKE-OUT ONLY  The Welcome Table Free Community Meal is offered every Wednesday at the First Congregational Church in Ellsworth, 2 Church St, across from the Ellsworth City Hall, 3:00 - 6:00. Meals are available by take-out only. Please call the church by 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, 667-8321, to reserve a free meal. FMI: [email protected]

Thu, April 29th

Ellsworth (Call for Art, Call for Poetry)
Finding Our Voices invites Waldo County residents to contribute art or poetry to Waldo County Breaks the Silence of Domestic Abuse, a June exhibit centered in downtown Belfast intended to open everyone’s eyes, minds and hearts to the domestic abuse all around us. The deadline for submission is May 5th. Info and submission details at FindingOurVoices.net.  
Ellsworth (Support Group)
MDI Hospital / Birch Bay Village are offering a virtual Caregiver Support Group on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  These virtual sessions are hosted by Melissa Violette, Music Therapy Director, and incorporate music, group sharing and other strategies to help caregivers.  For more information:  https://www.mdihospital.org/news/free-telehealth-music-therapy-support-groups.
Ellsworth (Support Group)
Songwriter Sessions on Zoom. A supportive group meeting online for songwriting, performance practice, and collaborating. Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM via Zoom. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at [email protected].
Ellsworth (Bird Watching)
Bird Time on the Coast:  Local bird experts will lead trips to some of their favorite bird hotspots along the coast. Open to all birding watching abilities. Walks are free and scheduled 7:00 - 9:30 am, through October. Spring outings will be in midcoast Maine. Trips are limited to the first 10 people registered. Walks for April and May are:  April 22, April 29, May 4, May 13, May 18, May 20 and May 27. Register on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands (FOMCI)  website: www.mainecoastislands.org/events. FMI:  [email protected] or (207) 594-0600, ext. 5.
Blue Hill (Art Show)
April Art Show: Connections by Penny Ricker and Melissa Rioux. Hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, through April 30th, view at the library or online at www.bhpl.net.
Blue Hill (Tech Help)
Tech Help Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about your devices? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Presented by the Camden Public Library via Zoom, Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00. To make an appointment: librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour.