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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 3, during the Belfast Art Walk. 338-6575.

ROCKLAND — Works by America Martin, June 30-July 27, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St.

Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 30. 594-7745.

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.


APPLETON — Midcoast Music Together for newborns through 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 birth to age 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Ivan O. Davis Library. 589-3161.

ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Library: Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays; Baby Storytime, 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.


JEFFERSON — “Phenomenal Plants” classes, taught by Dr. Dan Townsend, 1-5 p.m. June 25, July 30, Aug. 20, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Series, $75 HVNC members, $90 others; individual classes, $25 members, $30 others. 586-6752.

ROCKPORT— Interactive workshop on the health benefits of grass-fed beef and other pasture-raised animals with Holly Noonan, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Aldermere Farm, main farm barn, 20 Russell Ave. 236-2739 or to register. Free.


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.

CUSHING — Cushing Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. June 9, Hathorn Point Road. “Scrimshaw Techniques, Old and New” with master scrimshander Connie Bellet. Free and open to all.

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.

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

SEARSPORT — Searsport Historical Society, 7 p.m. June 14, Curtis Hall, Church Street. Mrs. Charlene Knox Farris will speak on Captain Edwin Earle Greenlaw, Rockport native who married into a Searsport family and became one of town’s most notable citizens. Social period, refreshments to follow.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Stockton Springs Historical Society, 1:30 p.m. June 5, society’s meeting rooms, Colcord House. program, “Stockton Men in the Civil War”         with Jack Merrithew of Searsport.

THOMASTON — Thomaston Historical Society, 7 p.m. June 14, Knox Farmhouse and Museum, 80 Knox St. Guest speaker,  antiques expert John D. Bottero. Bring one item for appraisal. Free and open to all.

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

UNITY — Unity Barn Raisers’ annual meeting, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4, Unity Community Center. 948-9005.

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

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

WARREN — Warren Historical Society member Dick Ferren speaking about vintage wooden items in society’s collection, 7 p.m. June 7, Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St. Refreshments. Bring wooden items for discussion, clarification or identification. 273-2726.


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 your instruments, play in All-Comer’s Band; contradance, 8 p.m. June 3, American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. 338-0979 or

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.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BELFAST — Potluck supper and dance with band Close Call, to benefit 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 payable to Bruce Evans and send to: American Legion Post 43, Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915. 322- 2791.

DAMARISCOTTA — Perennial and Herb Swap and Exchange,” 10 a.m. June 13,  Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center.Label plants with name and growing instructions. 563-1363.

ISLESBORO — Island Feral Cat Association 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.

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 — Penobscot Bay YMCA 14th annual Boat Auction, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. June 11, YMCA, 116 Union St. Registration, 9 a.m., bidding begins 10 a.m. 236-3375.

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

THOMASTON — Humane Society of Knox County’s fourth annual Eat for Pete’s Sake Dining Fundraiser, June 9.  Eat out at one of 24 participating local restaurants and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the shelter. 594-2200.

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


ROCKLAND — “Edge of Dreaming,” 6:30 p.m. June 2, Rockland Public Library. Free. 574-0320.

ROCKLAND — Film and discussion series on “Joan of Arcadia,” 6:30 p.m. June 9, 16, 23 and 30. Rockland Public Library. Discussion leaders, Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising. Free.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series “Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor,” 7 p.m. Room 208, Academy Building, 60 Main St.: June 3, “National Velvet;” June 10, “A Place in the Sun;” June 17, “Suddenly Last Summer;” June 24, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.” Free, donations appreciated. 354-2453.

THOMASTON — “Living Downstream,” 6:30 p.m. June 6, Thomaston Public Library. Discussion on initiatives in Maine to reduce human harm from toxic chemical exposure. Free.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — “Natural Skin Care for Summer and Beyond” with local naturopath Dr. Kerri Vacher, 6-8 p.m. June 7, First Light Community Midwives Office,137 High St. Free.

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 Street.

DAMARISCOTTA — Bookstore owner Martha Brown discussing joy of reading nonfiction, 11 a.m. June 10, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center. $5. 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — “Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House,” by Michael K. Komanecky, Chief Curator, Farnsworth Art Museum, 5:30 p.m. June 8, Strand Theatre. $12 members, $15 others.

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, 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.


BELFAST — Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. June 4, Belfast Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. $7, $3.50 children 5 to 12, free to children under 5.

LINCOLNVILLE — Monthly neighborhood pot-luck supper, June 29, July 27 and Aug. 31, 2372 Atlantic Hwy. Bring casserole, salad or dessert. Meat, beverages, place settings provided. Free. RSVP, 706-7929.

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

ROCKLAND — Benefit pork roast dinner to raise money for missionary training program in Cameroon, 5 p.m. June 4, at the church. $10. Reservations, church office, 594-8656.

SEARSMONT — Ham and casseroles supper, 5 p.m. June 11, Searsmont United Methodist Church. $8, $3 children. Suppers, second Saturdays through November:  July 9, August 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12.

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.

WASHINGTON — Turkey and casserole supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Evening Star Grange. $8, $4 children. $1 off per person with Food Pantry donation.   Benefit Grange programs.


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. Hours, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and also on Sunday and Monday of holiday weekends, except for Labor Day. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children, free to children under 5.


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

WISCASSET — 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.


BELFAST — Penobscot Bay Singers, Pops Got Rhythm concert, 7:30 p.m. June 10-11, Belfast Boat House. Popular music of the 1930s through the 1950s, with solos, ensembles and chorus. $12. Refreshments.

BELFAST — Balkan power-duo Cinder Conk, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 3, Belfast Farmers’ Market, upper Main Street between Church and High streets.

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 & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 701-7627.

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

ROCKPORT — Midcoast Community Chorus concert, 7 p.m. June 18, Strom Auditorium. Benefits Maine Farmland Trust. General admission, $15, tickets available at HAV II and Owl & Turtle in Camden; The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland; and The Green Store in Belfast. Reserved seating, $22 and $30, and credit cards sales, 975-0582.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Steel drum concert by Flash in the Pans, 7:30-9 p.m. June 6, Fort Point Lighthouse. 567-3356.


BELFAST — Free airplane rides for children 8 to 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11, Belfast Airport. Rain date Sunday, June 12. Sponsored by Belfast EAA Chapter 1434. 691-1255 or 323-0616.

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 accepted in Frankfort. 852-5033.

SOUTH THOMASTON — Georges River Land Trust and Friends of the Weskeag outdoor program on aquatic ecology of Weskeag Marsh and Opening Celebration of interpretive kiosk at R.Waldo Tyler Management Area of the marsh, 10-11 a.m. June 3. Meet at Buttermilk Lane parking area. Free and open to all.

THOMASTON — Humane Society of Knox County’s grand re-opening celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m June 4. Adoption specials, memorial dedication, tours, face painting, balloon animals, raffles  and a barbecue lunch sponsored by Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital. Bring a picture of your society alumni for Alumni Wall and be entered into a raffle. 594-2200.

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