‘Hooves, Fur and Feathers,’ on exhibit during Belfast Art Walk

Posted May 26, 2011, at 12:02 a.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 —“Hooves, Fur and Feathers,” through July 18, Maine Farmland Trust gallery, 97 Main St. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. June 3rd, during the Belfast Art Walk. 338-6575.

ROCKLAND — Photographs of beautiful dresses and gowns by Roberta Baumann Gardullo of Islesboro, Sanctuary Room and lobby, Rheal Day Spa, 453 Main St. 594-5077.

ROCKLAND — 30th Spring Exhibition, through June 18, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 27. Open to all.

ROCKLAND — “Telling Stories,” through July 1, CRAFT gallery. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. May 27. 594-0167.


APPLETON — Midcoast Music Together for children up to age 5 and their parents or caregivers with Jess Day, 9 a.m. June 2, Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. Free. Donations accepted. To register, 785-5656.

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

LIBERTY — Playgroup for children up 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.

WARREN — Page Play, story and play time for children, 1 p.m. Fridays, Children’s Area, Warren Free Public Library. For children of all ages. 273-2900.

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


DAMARISCOTTA — “The Seasons of our Lives: Adventures in Writing Poetry” workshop facilitated by poet Sarah Woolf-Wade, 3 p.m. May 26, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Advance registration, 563-1363.


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 — Camden Rotary Club speakers for May, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: May 31, Dave Jackson, Maine Vision Walk.

CAMDEN — Camden Garden Club, May 26, Congregational Church. Business meeting, 9 a.m. Refreshments, 9:45 a.m. Annual plant sale, 10 a.m. Plant sale benefits club scholarship fund. Public invited.

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

ROCKLAND — Midcoast Chess Club. 5-9 p.m. Thursdays at Tim Horton’s. Frank, 975-2433 or

THOMASTON — Annual meeting, Lady Knox Chapter DAR, 10 a.m. May 28, Cole House, grounds of Montpelier the Henry Knox Museum.

UNION — Union Historical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. June 1, Old Town House on Town House Road. Guest speaker, author Mark Alan Leslie on “The Underground Railroad.” Free and open to all. 785-5444, leave a message.

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


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

BELFAST — Community dance, 6:30 p.m., bring instruments, play in All-Comer’s Band; contradance, 8 p.m. June 3, American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. 338-0979 or

ROCKPORT — Contradance, with band Ah, Surely, and caller Ted Steele, 8 p.m. May 28, Simonton Corners hall. Open to all ages and abilities, no partner or experience necessary. Free to children. Free snacks. All dances taught. 832-5584.

Fairs, fundraisers

BELFAST — Potluck supper and dance with band Close Call, benefits Bruce Evans, who is ill, 5-10 p.m. June 4, American Legion Post 43. Donations of food for supper needed. Cash donations collected at the dance. To donate, make checks payable to Bruce Evans and send to: American Legion Post 43, Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915. 322- 2791.

BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital Aid annual yard sale, 8 a.m. May 28, rain or shine, hospital education center, 118 Northport Ave. Donations of quality items accepted 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27, education center. No computers, televisions or large appliances. Benefits Waldo County General Hospital. 930-6739 or Ellen Kenney, 338-4232.

BELFAST — Yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28, Belfast Area High School. Used items, arts and crafts, baked goods. Benefits class of 2013.

NEWCASTLE — Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association benefit yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4, SVCA, 624 Sheepscot Road. 586-5616.

ROCKLAND — Knox Center for Long Term Care annual yard sale, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon, June 4, at the center, 6 White St. Benefits Knox Center Resident Council and Employee Appreciation funds. To donate items, Sara Hatfield, 594-6850.

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.

ROCKPORT — Backyard barbecue and children’s playhouse auction with guest speaker Doris Buffet, the Sunshine Lady, 4-7 p.m. May 28, old Rockport Elementary School, intersection of Routes 90 and 1. Children’s entertainment, 4-6 p.m. 594-1859 or

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Book, bake and plant sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4, Stockton Springs Community Library, intersection of Main and Station streets.

UNION — Plant sale, 8 a.m.-noon June 4, Union Common. Benefits Vose Library. 785-4832.

WALDOBORO — Plant sale and bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon, May 28, Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St. Flower and vegetable annuals and perennials, herbs, bushes, trees, books. Coffee and breakfast foods.


PALERMO — Evolving Communities Film Series: “Expelled,” and potluck supper, 6 p.m. May 27, Palermo Community Center. Free and open to all.

ROCKLAND — “She Is the Matador,” 6 p.m. May 26, “Edge of Dreaming,” 6:30 p.m. June 2, Rockland Public Library. Free.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, “French Jewels,” 6:30 p.m., Room 208, Academy Building, 60 Main St.: “The Widow of St. Pierre,” May 27. Doors open 6 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — Birth Story Night with oral historian Nora Weatherby, 6-8 p.m. May 26, First Light Community Midwives office, 137 High St. Free and open to all.

CAMDEN — Author Jane Conway, “A Woman of Two Wars: The Life of Mary Borden,” 6:30 p.m. May 31, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — John Zavodny, professor of philosophy and humanities at Unity College, autobiographical talk on “Life After Philosophy: Edification, Imagination and Advocacy,” 6:30 p.m. June 9, Picker Room, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

ROCKPORT — Garden columnist Lynette L. Walther discussing the basics of getting ornamental and vegetable gardens up and running, 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 2, lower level of Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Patti Peace, 594-1919, or Melody Schubert, 236-2162.

THOMASTON — Local artist Kathleen Fox signing her new book, “The Good: How I found peace in a chaotic world,” 1-3 p.m. June 4, Personal Book Shop in Thomaston.


BELFAST — “Cowboy Ken’s Round-Up,” Western-theme public supper, 5-7 p.m. May 28, First Church, corner of Spring and Court streets. $8, $4 children 12 and under.

FRANKFORT — Turkey supper and pies, 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 28, last Saturday of month through October, Frankfort Congregational Church. $8, $3.50 children, free for preschoolers.

MONROE — Monroe Community Church breakfast, 7-9 a.m. May 30, at the church. $7, free to children 5 and under.

NORTHPORT — Baked bean supper with 14 entrees, 4:30-6 p.m. May 28, Northport VFW, Route 1. $7, $3 children. 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 and vegetables. Open to those of all communities.


OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $10, $8 age 65 and older, free to children under 18. Museum hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-4418,

THOMASTON — General Henry Knox Museum, Montpelier, May 28 through Columbus Day weekend. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, also Sunday and Monday of holiday weekends, except Labor Day. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children, free to children under 5. 354-8062.

THORNDIKE — Bryant Stove and Music Museum, off Route 139, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 568-3665.

WISCASSETT — Castle Tucker, Lee Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, through Oct. 15;  Nickels-Sortwell House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through Oct. 15. Free to members of Historic New England,  $5 others, $4 seniors, $2.50 children under 12.


CAMDEN — Songwriters’ Coffeehouse, 7 p.m.  June 2, Camden Public Library. Free and open to all. 236-3440.

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

ROCKLAND — Irish music concert with Gabriel Donohue, Marian Makins and Chris Stevens, 7:30 p.m. May 29, Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Coffee and social time, 7 p.m. $15. Reservations, 701-7627.

ROCKPORT —  Odeon Orchestras Spring concert, 7 p.m. May 31, Rockport Opera House. Junior, Youth and Adult Orchestras. Chamber Orchestra, 7 p.m. June 6. Free and open to all.

THORNDIKE — 25th annual Mount View Pops Concert, band and choral ensembles from grades six through 12, 7 p.m. May 31, Mount View High School gymnasium. Free. Middle and high school artwork on display.


BELFAST — Belfast Area High School Footlights Players production of three-act British comedy “Noises Off,” 7 p.m. May 26-28; 7 p.m. June 3-4; and 3 p.m. May 29, high school gymnasium. Tickets, at the door, $8, $5 students and seniors. On opening night, May 26, tickets half-price for everyone.

VINALHAVEN — Partners in Island Education production of “Guys and Dolls” starring Vinalhaven high school students, 7 p.m. May 27-28, and 1 p.m. May 29, Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall. Tickets, $10, $5 students, at The Paper Store, Main Street, Vinalhaven or Margaret Qualey, 863-4808 or


BELFAST — Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Saturdays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. Come as you are. 338-2412.

MONROE — Rabies clinic, 9-11 a.m. June 4, Monroe Fire Station, 8 Swanlake Ave. Free to Waldo County residents. Small fee to others. Pets must be leashed or contained. Donations for pet food cupboard in Frankfort accepted. 852-5033.