Restoring wild salmon

The Downeast Salmon Federation will host an information night about its mission to restore Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Frontier, 14 Maine St.

Director Dwayne Shaw will describe the work DSF is doing, and artist Susie O’Keeffe will present a multimedia piece on the wild salmon of southeast Alaska’s ancient forests.

The evening will include free drinks and appetizers. Tickets are free, but registration is required. To register or for more details, go to


Library activities, learning

Wells Public Library, at 1434 Post Road, will offer the following programs this week:

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Monday for ages 2 and younger and caregivers.

Toddler Storytime at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 to 5 and caregivers.

An Affordable Care Act talk will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday to address questions about signing up for health plans and appropriate coverage.

Random Fandom meets at 2 p.m. Friday for grades 5 to 8. This month’s theme is “Star Wars.” Come to make crafts, eat snacks and play games.

At noon Friday there will be a Lunch and Learn session detailing Maine’s ski history.

For more details, call Allison Herman at 646-8181 ext. 202 or email [email protected]


Concert and carol sing

The “Welcome Yule!” concert and carol sing will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Second Congregational Church at 19 Crescent St.

A suggested donation of $10 will benefit the church’s fuel assistance fund.


Art workshops at library

Catinka Knoth will lead a series of art workshops for adults at 11 a.m. Mondays, Dec. 7-21, in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Participants will create their own art for the holidays, including holiday cards, scenes and ornaments. The classes are free and materials are supplied.

For more details, call Knoth at 691-5544 or the library at 594-0310.


Santa visit and tree lighting

The town’s annual tree lighting with Santa will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park.

There will be wagon rides, fire pits, free hot chocolate, photo opportunities with Santa and fireworks. For more details, go to

Rwanda coffee farmer talk

Mike Mwenedata and Nick Mazuroski, co-founders of Portland-based Rwanda Bean Co., will share their journey to generate sustainable profits for coffee farmers in Rwanda at a program offered at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

The event is part of a series in partnership with the Camden Conference in support of its 2016 theme, “The New Africa.”

For more details, call 883-4723 or email [email protected]


DAR meeting and tea

Rebecca Emery Chapter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at 23 Aspen Lane. The program will be a discussion about honoring veterans with gifts as part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the DAR.

Also, members will be elected as delegates and alternates to national and state DAR meetings. A Christmas tea will follow.

For more details, call 985-1223 or email [email protected]


Animal shelter open house

The Animal Welfare Society will host a Holiday Open House from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter on Holland Road.

The event will feature handmade presents for sale, crafts for children and holiday treats. Bring your camera and pet for photos with Santa.

For more details, call 985-3244 or go to


Portland Ballet to visit

Ogunquit Performing Arts will celebrate the holiday season with a Portland Ballet presentation at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St.

The program will feature excerpts from “The Victorian Nutcracker” plus a dance demonstration and commentary about dance classes and barre work. Children are welcome to interact with the dancers following the presentation.

For more details, email [email protected]


Downeast Brass concert

The 17th annual Holiday Concert, featuring the Downeast Brass Quintet, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday at Saint John’s Church/Free Meeting House on Route 27.

The concert will include music for the entire family. Refreshments will be provided. Donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, call Peter Walsh at 737-2807 or email [email protected]