Beacon calendar June 23

Posted June 21, 2011, at 12:59 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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Art

BELFAST — Diane Horton, “Capturing Maine in Color,” through July 20, Beyond the Sea Gallery and Cafe. Pink champagne reception, 5-8 p.m. July 1. 338-2100.

MARTINSVILLE — “Art of the Eye,”  through July 24, and “Art of the Mind,” through July 17, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 24. 372-9996.

PORT CLYDE — Acrylic paintings by Rockland artist Jill Caldwell, through July 11, Port Clyde Art Gallery. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. June 24.

Children

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

CAMDEN — Free family workshop, Animal Signs, 1-3 p.m. June 26, Merryspring Nature Center. Activities designed for children 5 to 12. 236-2239.

LIBERTY — Play group for children birth to age 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Ivan O. Davis Library. 589-3161.

ROCKLAND — “Jabberwocky” presented by The Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Rockland District High School. Sponsored by Coastal Children’s Museum. Tickets $10 museum members, $12 others, $13 at the door. To purchase tickets,  385-1105 or ccm@midcoast.com.

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

Classes

JEFFERSON — Plant Identifcation workshop series with Dr. Dan Townsend: Trees, 1-5 p.m. July 25; wildflowers, July 23, Hidden Valley Nature Center. One session, $25 HVNC members, $30 others. Reservations, gary@hvnc.org or 586-6752.

ROCKLAND — German Immersion Cooking Class with Renate Tower, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Hands-on class; instruction and conversation in German, all levels welcome. $45. 594-1084.

ROCKPORT — Vanished Kingdoms workshop with Mabel H. Cabot, 4 p.m. June 27, Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central St. 236-8581or info@mainemedia.edu.

Clubs

CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club speakers, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: June 28, Kristen Lindquist, development director, Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

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

WARREN — Warren Historical Society annual Open House 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25, Dr.Campbell House and Museum, 225 Main St.

Dance

ROCKPORT — Simonton Corners contradance with fiddler Hope Hoffmann and Putnam Smith, banjo and guitar, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Simonton Corners dance hall. Open to all ages, no experience or partner needed. 832-5584.

Fairs, fundraisers

BELFAST — Friends of the Belfast Free Library annual book sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25, at the library. Hardcovers, paperbacks, audio books, CDs and DVDs. Donations to sale accepted. 338-3884, ext. 10.

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.

THOMASTON — Rave On band concert and dance, 7:30-10 p.m. June 24, at Watts Hall, Main Street. Chem-free, music for all ages and families. Sponsored by Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist. Benefits local community outreach. $10, free to children age 12 and under.

Film

CAMDEN — “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” 7 p.m. June 28, Merryspring Nature Center. Free. Refreshments provided. 236-2239.

THOMASTON — Friends of Thomaston Public Library film series, “Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor,” 7 p.m. Room 208, Academy Building, 60 Main St.: June 24, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Free, donations appreciated. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

CAMDEN — “The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden,” slide talk by Dr. Richard Cornelia, 6:30 p.m. June 23, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Photographer Josie Iselin, author of “Beach: A Book of Treasure,” 6:30 p.m. June 28, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — “Take Control of Your Money,” 6:30 p.m. June 23, and noon June 24, second floor meeting room, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Rose Day Talk with Glenn Jenks, noon June 28, Merryspring Nature Center. Rose tour, 1:15 p.m. Free to Merryspring members and children, $5 others.  236-2239.

FRANKFORT — Presentation on history of Mount Waldo Granite Co., by Stephen Haynes, curator of Maine Granite Industry Historical Museum, 7 p.m. June 23, Frankfort Elementary School Gym. Group discussion follows. Light refreshments available.

ROCKPORT —  Talk on invasive plant species identification and control with Liz Stanley, Horticulture Program coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Barrie Brusila, consultant forester, Mid-Maine Forestry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 23, main barn, Aldermere Farm. Free. Register at 236-2739 or adorsky@mcht.org.

Meals

LINCOLNVILLE — Monthly neighborhood potluck supper, June 29, 2372 Atlantic Highway. Bring casserole, salad or dessert. Meat, beverages, place settings provided. Free. RSVP, 706-7929.

MONROE — “Trattoria Monroe,”  Italian food, 5:30 p.m. June 25, Monroe Community Church. Reservations only, $10. 525-9908.

NORTHPORT — Public supper buffet, 4:30-6 p.m. June 25, Northport VFW  Route 1.  $7, $3 children. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices. 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 church, Route 173 next to Choate Road. Bread, fresh fruits, vegetables. Open to those of all communities.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 24, Community House, next to Community House. $7, $3 children under 10. Benefits steeple fund.

Museums

BROOKS — Brooks Historical Society Open House 1-4 p.m. June 26, Pilley House on Route 7. New exhibits: Staples’ Sleigh made in Brooks 1888, Dow family memorabilia, children’s dinner plates circa 1900. Also, videos of Brooks’ citizens, old theater curtain, vintage gowns. Donations accepted. Free refreshments on the porch. Air-conditioned. Betty Littlefield, 722-3633.

FRIENDSHIP — Museum opening day celebration, 1-4 p.m. June 25, corner Route 220 and Martin Point Road. Refreshments. Newly designed mug available for purchase. http://www.friendshipmuseum.org/.

LINCOLNVILLE — Lincolnville Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum open house, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 30, at the museum, 33 Beach Road, Route 173. Museum open during summer, 1-4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment, 789-5984. http://www.lincolnvillehistory.org.

OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $10, $8 age 65 and older, free under 18. Museum hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-4418, http://www.owlshead.org.

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

THOMASTON — Thomaston Historical Society Knox Farmhouse Museum, 80 Knox St., 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June to end of September, or by appointment, 354-4121. Free, donations appreciated.

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

UNION — Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July and August, on Union Fairgrounds.

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 under 12. http://www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

Music

BELFAST — Open mike coffeehouse, 7-10 p.m. Fridays throughout the summer, Maine Coast Welcome Center, Route 1. 930-3633.

BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, The Hips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 23, corner High and Main streets.

LINCOLNVILLE CENTER — Pianist Sybil Clement Wentworth of Warren and her brother, guitarist and professional musician Phil Clement, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173. Also, CD launch. Michael Sloan, 763-4526.

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

ROCKLAND — Celtic Crossroads, 8 p.m. June 25; Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. July 19,  Strand Theatre. $25, $25 and $28 day of show. 594-0070.

UNITY — Singer and songwriter Lennie Gallant, 7:30 p.m. June 23, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $20 at the door. Pre-concert jam session, 6:30 p.m. Bring musical instruments.  948-7469.

Theater

BELFAST — “Dancing at Lughnasa,” 7 p.m. June 30, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” June 30, July 1-3, 5-9. No show July 4. Tickets, $8 on Thursdays, $15 other nights; $10 teens. $5 children 12 and under. Material not recommended for children. Tickets at the park, one hour before shows, 338-9668 or Yo Mamma’s Home, 96 Main St.

Etc.

ROCKLAND — The Norman Magic Show with Norman Ng, 2 p.m. June 25, Rockland Public Library. Free.  594-0310.

UNITY — Special healing service, 10:30 a.m. June 26, Quaker Hill Christian Church, 437 Quaker Hill Road. Original inspirational Christian music by Greater Purpose. 491-5080, timesten@roadrunner.com.

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