DAMARISCOTTA

Coffee With a Cop Monday

A Coffee With a Cop program will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center at 521 Main St.

The monthly meetings are intended to bring police officers and community members together to talk about concerns or recommendations to make neighborhoods safe and healthy places. For more details, call 563-1363 or go to spectrumgenerations.org.

Luncheon and gift swap

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center will host a Santa’s Holiday Luncheon and a gift swap at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Local thespians Margo O’Leary and Emma Flesher will read seasonal stories after the luncheon.

Bring a small gift to exchange as Val Gorrill reads “Twas the night before Christmas.”

Luncheon reservations are required by noon Monday, by calling 563-1363. Suggested donation is $5 for members and $6 for all others.

Photographs with Santa will be available for a $4 donation, with proceeds to benefit the center’s Meals on Wheels program.

CAMDEN

Steingesser to read poetry

Poet Martin Steingesser will read excerpts from his new book, “Yellow Horses,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

The book is Steingesser’s second volume of poetry.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

HIRAM

Craft, bake sale at library

The Knotty Knitters Holiday Craft and Bake Sale will continue from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St.

The library will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31 and will be closed Saturdays Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

For more details, call 625-4650 or go to soldiers.lib.me.us.

WHITEFIELD

Trail walk on Tuesday

Celebrate the official arrival of winter by joining Maine Master Naturalist Kit Pfeiffer of the Whitefield Trails Committee at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a 1.2-mile hike along the newest trail on the West Branch of the Sheepscot River.

After the hike, attendees can gather for soup (Dutch treat) and conversations about winter birding at Sheepscot General on Townhouse Road.

Suggested donation is $5 and advance registration is required by calling 563-1363.

Meet at the parking lot for the Whitefield Salmon Preserve on Howe Road (directions at sheepscot.org/whitefield-salmon-preserve-whitefield). Wear sturdy shoes and layers appropriate for the weather. Bring a hot or cold beverage, camera and binoculars.