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April 21 Beacon calendar of events

Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE SEVEN TO 10 DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION.


Mail: The Beacon Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402


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 — “Design for the Stage: The Scenic Art of John E. Bielenberg,” through April 29, Clifford Gallery, Waterfall Arts.

ROCKLAND — Art show, through May, Garage Gallery, Eastern Tire and Auto Service. Benefits Georges River Land Trust.

ROCKPORT — Art exhibit featuring works of Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool and photographer Jim Nicholson, through April 30, Rockport Public Library. Closing reception 5-6:30 p.m. April 27. Liza Walsh, 236-3642.

ROCKPORT — Artist Kim DePaul, “Between the Lines,” through May 1, Maine Media Gallery, Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. Artist’s reception 6:30-8 p.m. April 29, at the gallery. 236-8581.


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

LIBERTY — Playgroup 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.

ROCKLAND — Children’s drawing workshops led by Catinka Knoth, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Room, Rockland Public Library. Ages 6 and up, free, open to all, materials provided. 594-0310.

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

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


DAMARISCOTTA — Career-oriented workshops at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.: Things You Can Do on the Internet,” 11 a.m. April 28, $5; “Resumes and Cover Letters,” 10 a.m. April 21, free; “Workforce Solutions — Job Readiness,” 9-11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Free. 563-1363 to register.

DAMARISCOTTA — “The Seasons of our Lives — Adventures in Writing Poetry,” with poet Sarah Woolf-Wade, 1 p.m. April 21, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5. Registration required at 563-1363.

DAMARISCOTTA — Good Eats Pet Food workshop, with Kate Eckman, manager of Doe’s Pet Center, 3:30 p.m. April 21, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5. Register at 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Language Tables, noon, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., through May 20. Practice listening to and speaking foreign languages with teachers, assistants and students. Cafe francais, Mondays; Almuerzo espanol, Tuesdays; Pranzo italiano, Thursdays; Freitagskaffee, 4:30 p.m. fourth Fridays. Free and open to all. Beverages provided. Donations accepted. 594-1084.

ROCKLAND — Russian cooking class with chef Maria “Masha” Orlova, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Register at or 594-1084. $45 includes instruction, recipes and Russian meal.

ROCKPORT — Zentangle, meditation in pen and ink, class with Nancy Lubin, 6-8:30 p.m. April 28, Picker Family Resource Center. $35, includes materials. To register, 596-8950.

WASHINGTON — Journalmaking workshop, 10 a.m.-noon May 21, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Open to adults and children age 9 and older. Limited to 20 participants. $5 materials fee to adults. Registration required, 845-2663.


BELFAST — Belfast Bicycle Club, 6 p.m. second Tuesday, through April, Bay Wrap. Open to all.

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 — Rotary Club meetings, Tuesdays, First Congregational Church on Elm Street. Speakers: April 26, State Sen. Chris Rector, “Update from Augusta.” To attend, Bruce Cole, 691-4893 or

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.

UNITY — Unity Area Rotary Club, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli, 215 Depot St.

WALDO — Waldo County Extension Association, 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday, University of Maine Extension Office, 992 Waterville Road. 800-287-1426 or

WALDOBORO — Midcoast Young Republicans, 7 p.m. third Thursday, American Legion Hall, 181 Jefferson St.


BELFAST — Ballroom dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, East Belfast Elementary School, Swan Lake Avenue. Free. Open to all, including singles. Offers time to practice ballroom dance steps. Chuck, 505-5521.

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.

ROCKPORT — Contradance with the string band Sassafras Stomp, Kim Roberts calling, 8 p.m. April 23, Simonton Corners. No experience or partner needed, all dances taught. $8 per person, free to children. Sassafras Stomp is Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis. 832-5584.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BELFAST — Belfast Maskers’ theatrical rummage sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23, Belfast Maskers Theater.

ISLESBORO — The Island Feral Cat Association’s CATSMEOW Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 9-10, Islesboro Community Center. To participate, Kate, 734-6673 for information or application.

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

WALDOBORO — 10th Annual Cruisin’ to Graduation car show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 1,

Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road. Exhibitors, 8 a.m. Benefits school’s Project Graduation. 542-0848.

WINTERPORT — Aged manure sale for gardening, 50 pounds for $5. Sponsored by Argonne Post No. 138 American Legion, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 and 14, Winterport Fire Station. Benefits American Legion charities.


BELFAST — Belfast  Free Library film series, Friday Night Flicks, 7 p.m. Abbott Room: “The Player,” April 22; “Ed Wood,” April 29. Free.

THOMASTON — Friends of Thomaston Public Library film series, April Antics, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Room 208, Academy Building, 80 Main St.: “Love Among the Ruins,” April 22; “Without Love,” April 29. Free. Donations accepted. Handicapped accessible. 354-2453. Library’s Hallway Books bookshop open 6 p.m.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — Talk by John E. Bielenberg on designing for the stage, 7 p.m. April 29, Waterfall Arts.

BELFAST —  “A Skydance Rendezvous: The Romantic Antics of the American Woodcock” with naturalist and registered Maine guide Mike Shannon, 6:30 p.m. April 21, Belfast Free Library. Sponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

BELFAST — Eva Murray, author of “Well Out to Sea;” Bill Bunting, author of “Live Yankees;” and Franklin Burroughs, author of “Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay,” signing and discussing their books, noon-3 p.m. April 23, Beyond The Sea, 74 Main St. 338-2100.

BELFAST — “Maintaining Health,” 11:30 a.m. April 24, Unitarian Universalist Church. Third in a series of 11 Forums on Deconstructing Poverty. Free, and open to all. Refreshments. 722-3383.

CAMDEN — “Selling in Today’s Market,” second and final talk of series, “Ready to Sell Your Home?” 4-5 p.m. April 21, Quarry Hill. Free. Registration required, 230-6114.

CAMDEN — Gary Fish, Maine Board of Pesticide Control, talk in organic pesticides, noon April 26, Merryspring Nature Center. Free to children and Merryspring members, $5 others. 236-2239.

NEWCASTLE — “Native Oysters in Maine: Past, Present and Future” presentation by Peter Larsen of Bigelow Laboratory, 6 p.m. April 26, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Sheepscot Road. $5 suggested donation.

ROCKLAND — Slide talk by Kyrill “Buzz” Schabert and Tony Oppersdorff, authors of “Best Nature Sites of Midcoast Maine: Route One Corridor Brunswick to Belfast,” 6:30 p.m. April 21, Rockland Public Library.

ROCKLAND — Reading of Chinese poetry with David Chen and Kendall Merriam, 3 p.m. April 23, David Scriven Crowley Gallery, 409 Main St. Part of Poetry Month Rockland. Free and open to all.

ROCKPORT — Poetry reading in honor of National Poetry Month, 2 p.m. April 28, Marine Room, Rockport Public LIbrary. Local poets Barbara Furey, Carol W. Bachofner and Zibette Dean. 236-3642.

UNION — Jesse Watson, founder of Midcoast Permaculture Design of Rockland, describing science and practice of permaculture, 7 p.m. April 22, Vose Library, 392 Common Road. Slide show presentation and discussion. Free. 785-4733.


NORTHPORT — Baked beans and ham supper, 4:30-6 p.m. April 23, Northport VFW, Route 1. $7, $3 children. Vegetarian choices. All you can eat. Location is cigarette and alcohol free, and handicapped accessible.

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 the church, Route 173 next to Choate Road. Bread, fresh fruits, vegetables. Open to those of all communities.


BELFAST — Violinist Ronald Lantz of the Portland String Quartet, and pianist Laura Kargul, director of keyboard studies at the University of Southern Maine School of Music, in concert, 3 p.m.  May 1,  First Congregational Church. Free and open to all.

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

UNITY — Master’s Blend Coffeehouse, with bluegrass band Wild Blue Yonder, 7 p.m.  April 30, the Unity Community Center. Free. Part of ministry outreach of Quaker Hill Christian Church. Pastor Mike Senecal, 491-5080 or


ROCKPORT — The Everyman Repertory Theatre production of “The Miser” by French playwright Moliere, 7:30 p.m. April 22, 23, 29 and 30 April, and at 2 p.m. April 24, April and May 1, Rockport Opera House.  Tickets, HAV II, The Owl & Turtle Book shop, Rock City Books & Coffee and Yo Mamma’s. 236-0173.

WINTERPORT — ” I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” 7:30 p.m. April 22-23 and 29-30, May 6-7; 3 p.m. May 1 and 8,  Wagner Middle School. For mature audiences. Tickets, at the door only, $10, $8 student and seniors.


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

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