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Beacon calendar for March 3


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BELFAST — Aarhus Gallery “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” through March 27, Aarhus Gallery.

BELFAST — “Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye,” exhibit of black-and-white photographs taken 75-100 years ago, 7:45 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday through April 31, Allen and Sally Fernald Gallery, University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Free. 338-8000.

BELFAST — “Here Comes the Sun,” art display, through March 31, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, Belfast Co-op Cafe, 123 High St. Includes three sunflower artwork banners and examples of new seed packet designs.

CAMDEN — Artist Colin Page, through March, Camden Public Library. Opening reception, 4 p.m. March 12. 236-3440.

ELLSWORTH — “Images from The Atlantic Fisherman,” vintage photos of commercial fishing in New England, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday through March 31, The Maine Grind. Sponsored by Penobscot Marine Museum of Searsport. Free. 667-0011.

ROCKLAND — Art show, through May, Garage Gallery, Eastern Tire and Auto Service. Benefits Georges River Land Trust. To view art, www.grlt.org.

UNITY — Original drawings and paintings by Ken Bryant , through April 3, Centre Gallery, Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. April 2. 568-3147, 948-7469.


BELFAST — Story Times, 10 a.m. Thursdays for Lapsitters, Fridays for Terrific Toddlers, Belfast Free Library. 338-3884, ext. 24.

LIBERTY — Play group for children birth to age 4, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Ivan O. Davis Library. 589-3161.

ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Library Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays; Baby Story Time, 10 a.m. Fridays. 594-0310.

ROCKPORT — Walk Through the Grades classroom tour,  8:15-10:30 a.m.  March 9; Tea and Puppets at the Early Childhood Center, 10-11 a.m.  March 11; Parent-Child Program, Spring Session, 9-11:30 a.m. beginning March 24, Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park St.

SEARSMONT — Searsmont Town Library story and art time, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. 342-5549.

WASHINGTON — Music Circle Program led by Joanie Dean, 10:30 a.m. March 4, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Free child development program for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. Finger play, singing circle games and puppet story. 845-2663.

WASHINGTON — Children’s Story Hour 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Reading, arts and crafts. Free.


BELFAST — Life drawing groups, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 15 and 29; 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March 12 and 26, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Bring own materials. Drop-ins welcome. $15 session or purchase punch card for reduced rates. 338-2222, www.waterfallarts.org.

DAMARISCOTTA — Gluten-free yeast breads baking seminar with Elaine Waldron, 10 a.m. March 4, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 531 Main St. $10. 563-1363.

DAMARISCOTTA — Food Sensitivity, Weight and Hormones nutrition seminar with Dr. Susan Miller, 10:15 a.m. March 3, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5. 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Italian for Travelers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5 and 12, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. $80, includes practice booklet and Italian lunch. 594-1084.

ROCKLAND — Beginning Russian class with Eva Taran Campbell, 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays beginning March 5, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Learn Cyrillic alphabet, counting and simple greeting phrases. DVD cartoons used as a part of learning process. $145. 594-1084.

ROCKPORT — Penobscot School annual Cucina Italiana series with internationally known food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, 6-8:30 p.m. March 4, Farmers Fare. $65. To register, 594-1084.

WALDO — Record-Keeping for the Home-Based Business workshops, 9 a.m.-noon March 15 and March 17, University of Maine Extension Office, 992 Waterville Road. $5, includes workshop materials. To register, 800-287-1426.


BELFAST — Belfast Bicycle Club, 6 p.m. second Tuesday through April, Bay Wrap. Open to all. http://belfastbikeclub.blogspot.com/.

BROOKS — Beano, canasta and bridge games, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Varney Building in the village center with The Jolly Neighbors. Open to all.

CAMDEN — Simply Books, 3 p.m. March 13, Camden Public Library. Bring a favorite book to discuss. 236-3440.

ROCKLAND — Midcoast Peace and Justice Group, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. 691-0322.

ROCKLAND — Knitting Night, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Quilt Divas, 607 Main St. Free. 594-9447.

SEARSPORT — Searsport Historical Society, 7 p.m. March 8, Curtis Hall, Church Street. Guest Kevin Johnson with Eastern Illustration, vintage postcards of views of Searsport. Refreshments.

Free and open to all.

WALDOBORO — Midcoast Young Republicans, 7 p.m. third Thursday of month, American Legion Hall, 181 Jefferson St. midcoastyr@gmail.com.


BELFAST — Flying Shoes Contradance with Chrissy Fowler, March 4, American Legion Hall, Post 43, 143 Church St. Community dance with All-Comer’s Band (bring an instrument), 6:30 p.m. $2, $1 children. Contradance, 8 p.m. $8, $6 teens and those at community dance. 338-0979.

DAMARISCOTTA — Swing dance classes with Ralph Ferguson, 2 p.m. March 8, 15 and 22, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $15. 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Dancing4Fun community dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, first-floor dance studio, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. Free, donations toward space rental appreciated. www.dancing4fun.org.

Fairs, Fundraisers

CAMDEN — Book sale, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 5 and 1-4:30 p.m. March 6, Camden Public Library. 236-3440.

ROCKLAND — Daughters of St. Bernard’s Church spring rummage sale, 8 a.m.-noon March 5, at the church, Broadway. Household goods, toys, books, clothing and more.

ROCKLAND — Grace Bible Fellowship clothing closet, open to those in need noon-2 p.m. last Saturday of month or by request. Church office, 596-7117. Clothing in closet is free.

ROCKLAND — Cake Auction and Talent Show, 6 p.m. March 11, Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, One Waldo Avenue. Sponsored by Pen Pay Christian School Parent Group and students. Free admission. Benefits classroom needs, student field trips and enrichment activities. 596-6460.

ST. GEORGE — 1970s benefit dance party featuring Groove, 8 p.m.-midnight  March 12, Echo Hill event center, Route 131. $20. Information and tickets, www.birthdaybenefit.org, www.eventsatechohill.com, HAV II in Camden, or Rock City Books and Coffee in Rockland. Benefits wellness fund for Tenants Harbor resident Jane Matthews.

THOMASTON — Half-price book sale, books with green covers, through March. All books half price to those wearing green March 17, Hallway Bookstore, Thomaston Public Library. 354-2453.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library’s film series Friday Night Flicks, 7 p.m. Abbott Room: “Bull Durham,” March 4; “The Natural,” March 11; “Eight Men Out,” March 18; “Field Of Dreams,” March 25. Free.

BELFAST — “Capitalism Hits the Fan,” film about the problems of capitalism, 6 p.m. March 16, Belfast Free Library on High Street. Sponsored by Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County. Free.  Larry Dansinger, 525-7776.

BELFAST — Sunday Matinee Movie Series, 4 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library, Leading Men: Oscar Darlings. “Dog Day Afternoon,” March 6; To Kill a Mockingbird,” March 13; “Bridge on the River Kwai,” March 20; “Five Easy Pieces,” March 27. Free.

HOPE — Transition Hope Movies Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Tapped,” March 4, Hope Library. 542-8668.

PALERMO — “Blue Gold,” after potluck supper, 6 p.m. March 4, Palermo Community Center, Turner Road. Free, but donations accepted. Connie, 993-2327.

ROCKLAND — “Duma,” 6:30 p.m. March 3, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKLAND — “Meet Your Farmer,” eight short films by Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann, 6:30 p.m. March 10, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKLAND — “The Secret of Roan Inish,” 6:30 p.m. March 17, Friends Community Room, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKPORT — Supper and film, “Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design,” 5:30 p.m. March 9, Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park St. $5 donation. 542-9895.

THOMASTON — Friday Night Film Series, China, My China, 6:30 p.m., Thomaston Public Library: “The Good Earth,” March 4; “From Mao to Mozart,” March 11; “Moving the Mountain,” March 18; “The King of Masks,” March 25. Doors open 6 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. Handicapped accessible. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — Poets Elizabeth Garber and Linda Buckmaster reading “Poets to Prose,” 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 6,  Aarhus Gallery. Free. 338-1701 or lsbuck@maine.edu.

BELFAST — Kathy Goldner, “Literature of Domesticity,”  6:30 p.m. March 8, Belfast Free Library. Free and open to all. 338-3884, ext.10.

CAMDEN — Jeff Foltz of Camden, author of “Birkebeiner: A Story of Motherhood and War,” 6:30 p.m. March 8, Camden Public Library. 236-3440.

CAMDEN — David Coomer of Solar Maine, “Alternative Energy systems,” noon March 8, Merryspring Nature Center. $5, free to Merryspring members and children. 236-2239.

CAMDEN — Author and mycologist Greg Marley, “The Sumptuous Seven: The Best and Most Easily Identified of Maine’s Wild Edible Mushrooms,” 6:30 p.m. March 10, Camden Public Library. 236-3440.

DAMARISCOTTA — Food Sensitivity, Weight and Hormones nutrition seminar with Dr. Susan Miller, 10:15 a.m. March 3, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5. 563-1363.

DAMARISCOTTA — Parliamentarian Virginia White on “Roberts’ Rules of Order,” 10 a.m. March 7, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5. 563-1363.

JEFFERSON — Woodcock lecture with Dan McAuley and Gary Donovan, 6 p.m. March 3, Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association office, 38 Lake Farm Circle. Julia McLeod, 549-3836.

NEWCASTLE — “Great Blue Heron: Maine’s Largest Colonial Wading Bird,” 6:30 p.m. March 9, Danielle D’Auria, wildlife biologist, Maine State Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Bird Group and the Heron Observation Network; “Coyote: America’s Songdog,” 6 p.m. March 23, conservation biologist Geri Vistein of Project Coyote, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Sheepscot Road. $5 suggested donation. 586-5616.

ROCKLAND — Artist Loretta Krupinski, slide show and talk at 7 p.m. March 10, The Apprenticeshop. $5. 594-1800.


BELFAST — Benefit roast pork supper, 5-7 p.m. March 4, Redman Hall, 153 Main St. Benefit Alec Reynolds, who is ill, to help defray travel and medical expenses. $7, $3.50 children. Laptop computer raffle at the supper. Tickets $5, three for $10. Also Chinese raffle. Peggy Morang, 323-5769 or Diane Brown, 323-8988.

BROOKS — Brooks Congregational Church breakfast, 8-10 a.m. March 6 and 13, Varney Memorial Building. Admission by donation.

CAMDEN — Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m. March 5, John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St.  $7.

ROCKLAND — Free meal, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 27 Payne Ave., Route 1. Open to all. 594-5326.

SOUTH MONTVILLE — New Life Community Church food pantry, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, at church, Route 173 next to Choate Road. Bread, fresh fruits, vegetables. Open to those of all communities. 589-4005, 589-4910.


BELFAST — Luna Madidus concert, 7 p.m.  March 12, Aarhus Gallery. Admission by suggested donation of $7.

CAMDEN — Old-time American West singer Skip Gorman, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Camden Library Coffeehouse, Camden Public Library. $7. 236-3440.

CAMDEN — Lunasa, Ireland’s all-star acoustic quintet, 7:30 p.m. March 18,  Camden Opera House. Advance tickets, www.camdenoperahouse.com, 470-7066 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Camden Town Office. Advance tickets, $20-23, $25 at the door.

NEWCASTLE — Rachmaninoff Choir, directed by Anthony Antolini, with contralto soloist Amanda Mahaffey and tenor soloist Dustin Batley performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, 7:30 p.m. March 10, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road. $15, free to those younger than 18. 725-3347.

ROCKLAND — Free open jam 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 701-7627.

UNITY — Unity Centre for the Performing Arts: Wendy MacIsaac with Andrea Beaton, 7:30 p.m. March 3, $15; Maeve Gilchrist Quartet, 7:30 p.m. March 10, $15; Tracy Grammer, 7:30 p.m. March 11, $15; McPeake, 7:30 p.m. March 14, $15; Richard Wood, 7:30 p.m. March 31, $20; Occidental Gypsy, 7:30 p.m. April 2, $15; Alasdair Frazer and Natalie Haas, 7:30 p.m. April 7, $20; Bruce Molsky, 7:30 p.m. April 11, $15. Tickets 948-SHOW.


BELFAST — “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 7 p.m. March 4, 5, 11 and 12; 2 p.m. March 6 and 13, Troy Howard Middle School. $6, $3 students.

ROCKPORT — Camden Hills Regional High School Drama Department production of “Dust in your Eyes,” 7 p.m. March 5 and 9, Strom Auditorium. $5.


BELFAST — Cipperly Good, time of refreshment, interaction and reflection, 5 p.m. Saturdays, St. Margaret’s chapel, Court and Elm streets.  338-2412 or stmargch@gwi.net.

DAMARISCOTTA — Double Dominoes Challenge, 1 p.m. March 3, 17 and 31, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $1.  Snacks, beverages and dominoes provided.  563-1363.

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