April 21 Beacon calendar of events

Posted April 18, 2011, at 3:05 p.m.

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.

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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 www.languagelearning.org 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. www.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 — 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 bcole@McNabbMarketing.com.

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. www.rotary.org.

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

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


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. www.dancing4fun.org.

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 timesten@roadrunner.com.


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 stmargch@gwi.net.