Calendar, Midcoast Beacon

Posted May 05, 2011, at 4:12 p.m.

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BELFAST —  “Aprons, Arms, Legs and Drawers,” paintings, drawings, collage and sculpture pertaining to furniture, May 5-29, Aarhus Gallery. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 6, at the gallery.

BELFAST — “Soul Migration,” multimedia installation of image, sound and poetry by Barbaria Maria, May 6-27, Waterfall Arts. opening reception, 5-7 p.m. May 6, Clifford Gallery. Dancers Shana Bloomstein, Katenia Keller and Joan Proudman will perform. Gallery talk, 7 p.m. May 17. 256 High St. 338 2222.

ROCKLAND — “2011 Invitational” exhibit, May 6-June 26. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 6, Landing Gallery, 6 Elm St. 594-4544.

ROCKPORT — Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education Art Show, 6-8 p.m. May 10, Wave Cafe, Camden Hills Regional High School. Refreshments provided. No reservations necessary. 236-7800, option 5.

ROCKPORT — Photographic exhibit  “Connections,” by four Maine Media Workshops alumni, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 30, Maine Media Gallery, Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. Opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. May 10.

UNION – “Beltaine at the Badger,” opening reception, 4-6 p.m. May 10, Badger Cafe. Ten artists.

WISCASSET — “The Color of Music,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, starting May 6, through June 5, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. Opening reception 5 p.m. May 5.


BROOKS — Crafting Frames of Timber, two-day workshop with Mike Beaudry, May 7-8, Newforest Institute. 722-3625.

CAMDEN — Quilted box workshop, with Cheri Raymond, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9, YMCA Teen Center, 10 Knowlton St. 236-7800, option 5.

DAMARISCOTTA — Comfort Foods Cooking Class: “It’s Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf,” with Chef Jim Brown, 11 a.m. May 9, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.. $15. Register at 563-1363 by May 6.

DAMARISCOTTA — “Personal-Family History Writing …So the Children May Know,” with Carol Cirigliano, 1 p.m. May 10, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5. Register at 563-1363 by May 9.

ROCKLAND — Eight-week course on figure drawing, taught by Martha Miller, 1-4 p.m. Fridays, beginning May 6, Gamble Education Center, Farnsworth Art Museum. For moderate beginners to advanced students. $240 members, $288 others. 596-0949.

ROCKLAND — Gouache painting class with instructor Jessica Stammen, 1-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 7-June 11, Gamble Education Center, Farnsworth Art Museum. $175 members, $210 others.596-0949.

WISCASSET — Studio art class series, 3 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning May 11, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. $100, includes supplies. Reservations required.  882-7511.


CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club speakers for May, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: May 10, Bob Baldwin, Financial Management; May 17, Dan Bookham and Shari Closter, “Merging the Chambers;” May 24, Henry Garretson, Youth Exchange Students; May 31, Dave Jackson, Maine Vision Walk.

CUSHING — Cushing historical society program on Musical Wonder House Museum, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, meeting house, Hathord Point Road. History of mechanical musical instruments. Free and open to all. 354-0735.

SPRUCE HEAD — Preceptor Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Founder’s Day dinner, May 5, Craignair Inn. 596-6032.

THOMASTON — Thomaston Historical Society, 7 p.m. May 10, Knox Farmhouse and Museum, 80 Knox St. Program: Kevin Johnson, photo archivist, Penobscot Marine Museum, “Greetings from Thomaston: Selections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company.”  Refreshments, 7 p.m., program 7:30 p.m.,  Knox Farmhouse and Museum. Free and open to all.


BELFAST — Belfast Flying Shoes contradance, May 6, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St. Community dance, 6:30 p.m. $2, $1 children. Finger foods potluck, 7:30 p.m. Contradance, 8 p.m. $8, $6 teens and those at the community dance. 338-0979.

BELFAST — Maypole dance, 2-4 p.m. May 8, Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, 45 Edgecomb Road. Refreshments available.

CAMDEN — Héctor Del Curto’s Tango Quartet, 7 p.m. May 8, Camden Opera House. Most tickets, $25.  $8 ages 18 and under, $45 prime seating. Tickets, 236-2823, toll free 888-707-2770.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BROOKS — Spaghetti supper, 5-7 p.m. May 7, Varney Building, Veterans Highway. Benefits Kelli Brennan Saucier to help defray medical expenses.

CAMDEN — Indoor book sale, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7, and 1-4:30 p.m. May 8, Picker Room, Camden Public Library. Fiction, history, CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, much more.

GLEN COVE — Silent auction to benefit Riley School Scholarship Fund, 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 7,  Riley School campus, 73 Warrenton St. $12. More than 70 items, including services, gift certificates, artwork, fitness and vacation packages. Catered fare, drinks and live entertainment. Online bidding through 6 p.m. May 6 at 596-6405 or 542-6375.

MONROE — Old Fashioned English Sports Day and Cream Tea, 1 p.m. May 8, in the field across from The Red Barn, Red Barn Road. Croquet, other games, scones, tea. Bring teacup, chair and your mum. $10, $5 children. Benefits fund for Hila Shooter’s high school semester trip to Ecuador. RSVP, 525-3008.

ROCKLAND — Yard sale to benefit Daughters of St. Bernard, 8 a.m.-noon May 7, St. Bernard’s Church, 150 Broadway. Furniture, household goods and clothing. Rain or shine.

ROCKLAND — Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-noon, May 7,  Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St.

ROCKPORT — Teen Center’s fifth annual Sitting in Style Artist Chair Auction, Friday, May 6, Rockport Opera House. Tickets, $25 in advance at Teen Center or at the door. Marcia Roberts, 236-3375.

SEARSPORT — Bottle drive, through May 7, proceeds from bottles placed in boxes at Hannaford benefit Carver Memorial Library.

SEARSPORT — Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 2 p.m.May 7, Curtis Hall, First Congregational Church. $7 donation benefits scholarship fund.

SEARSPORT — Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7, Searsport United Methodist Church. Clothing, white elephant items and baked goods. Benefits ministry of the church.

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.


ROCKLAND – “Vasermil,” 6 p.m. May 5, Rockland Public Library. Screening and discussion. Sponsored by library and Adas Yoshuron Synagogue. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKLAND — First Friday film: “Marwencol,” 8 p.m. May 6, Strand Theatre. Followed by brief discussion with “Marwencol” director Jeff Malmerg, via Skype. Tickets, $7 members, $8.50 others, Strand box office.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, “French Jewels,” 6:30 p.m., Room 208, Academy Building, 60 Main St.: “Monsieur Ibrahim,” May 6; “The Girl on the Bridge,” May 13; “My Mother’s Castle,” May 20; “The Widow of St. Pierre,” May 27. Doors open 6 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

CUSHING — “The Essentials of Estate Planning,” with attorney Robert Paterson, 6 p.m. May 5, Cushing Community Center.

DAMARISCOTTA — “Historical Family Photographs: Everyone Has a Story,” with historians Calvin and Marjorie Dodge, May 11, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Lunch, 11:15 a.m., followed by lecture. Bring one or more family historic photographs. Lunch, $6 under age 60, $4  others. Reservations required, 563-1363.

DAMARISCOTTA — Women’s health seminar with Dr. Lisa Corron-Dundon of Waldoboro Chiropractic Center, 4 p.m. May 11, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5.  Snacks and beverages provided.  563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Achieving American Art lecture series: “Stillness and Silence: The Realism of Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Robert Frank and Susan Sontag,” with Roger Dell, Farnsworth Museum director of education, 5:30 p.m. May 11, Strand Theatre. $12 members, $15 others, free to full-time students and teachers. Reservations required, 596-0949.

ROCKPORT — Lori Costigan, lavender farm owner, hosted by Rockport Garden Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 5, lower level, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Free and open to all. Patti Peace, 594-1919, or Melody Schubert, 236-2162.

SEARSPORT — Searsport Historical Society program, “Searsport’s Cemeteries” with Faith and Don Garrold, 7 p.m.  May 10, Curtis Hall, Church Street.


BELFAST — Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. May 7, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. $7, $3.50 children 5 to 12: $3.50, free to children under 5.

FREEDOM — Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m. May 7, Freedom Congregational Church Hall. $7, $3 children 12 and under, free to children under 3. Benefits church projects.

MONROE — Public supper featuring Mexican cuisine, 5:30 p.m. May 14, Monroe Church, Route 139 near Route141. $10. Reservations required, 525-9908,

NORTHPORT — Mother’s Day ham dinner, noon, May 8, VFW Post 6131. $8, $4 children 12 and under. Mothers of active duty military personnel eat for free.

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

SEARSPORT — Mother’s Day breakfast, 7-11 a.m. May 7, Searsport Lions Club.  $6, $4 children 12 and under. Benefits Kid’s Night Program.


BELFAST — “Little Things You Do Together: A Sondheim Revue,” 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, Fallout Shelter performance space, Waterfall Arts. $10, $8 seniors and students. Refreshments, beverages available. Advance tickets, Waterfall Arts, 338-2222 or stop by office, 256 High St. Tickets also at the Green Store, 71 Main St., and at the door.

BELFAST — Traditional shape note singing session, 7-9 p.m. May 9, First Church Fellowship Hall, entrance on Spring Street. Open to all, newcomers welcome. Books available for loan and purchase. 338-1265 or 594-5743.

CAMDEN — Gillette & Mangsen, 7 p.m. May 5, Camden Library Coffeehouse. $7, at the door.

NORTH SEARSPORT — The Farleys, mini-concert, 10 a.m., May 8, Grange Hall, sponsored by Overcomers Christian Fellowship. Potluck dinner afterward. Free.

THORNDIKE — Recital by three area high school seniors, 7 p.m. May 11, Clifford Performing Arts Center, Mt. View High School. Students are Mary Kate Bickford, flute, Belfast Area High School; and Ashley Boden, clarinet, and Katie Cloutier, soprano, Mt. View High School. 567-3089.

UNITY — Prince Edward Island Fiddle Camp Roadshow fiddle masters, Ward MacDonald, Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse 7:30 p.m. May 5, Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. Also, Pineland Fiddlers. $15 at the door. 948-7469.


DAMARISCOTTA — Opening night benefit performance of the Lincoln County Community Theater production of “On Golden Pond,” 7:30 p.m. May 13, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $12, $10 Lincoln Theater members, for the opening night. Portion of opening night proceeds benefits Coastal Center programs and scholarships.

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


BELFAST — Free monthly wine tasting of highlighted seasonal wines, gourmet cheeses and crackers, 7-9 p.m. May 6, Belfast Co-op Cafe. Orono-based artist Kathy Pollard discussing her exhibit “We Are Still Dancing.” Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.


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