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

By Ardeana Hamlin, BDN Staff

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 —“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.

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