Midcoast events calendar, Thursday, June 30

Posted June 28, 2011, at 11:30 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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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.

BELFAST — Carol Sloane, “Tidal Rocks/Canyon Walls,” pigment stick drawings, through July, Betts Gallery, 96 Main St.  Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. July 1. 338-6465.

BELFAST — Belfast Friday Artwalk, 5:30-8 p.m. July 1, downtown. More than a dozen studios and  galleries. http://www.belfastartwalk.com

PORT CLYDE — Barbara Ernst Prey print show, July 2-10, Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street. 372-8087.

ROCKLAND — First Friday Artwalk, 5-8 p.m. many galleries participating, July 1, downtown.

ROCKLAND — “Portals,” mixed media work by Dorothy Simpson Krause, through July 31, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. July 1. 594-4544.

ROCKPORT — American Society of Cinematographers show of work, images made by more than 30 ASC members. Opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. July 5, Maine Media Gallery. Free and open to all. 236-8581.

THOMASTON — “American Realism: Works on Paper,” July 1-Aug. 4, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. July 1. 354-0605.


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

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.


CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street:

Arthur Adelberg, energy attorney with Loeb & Loeb, and a founder of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine. July 5; Deb Derecktor, founder-owner of Power Chocolates; Rotary District Governor Walters, July 19; Jon Nappa, a life in the motion picture industry, July 26. 691-4893.

ROCKLAND — Midcoast Peace and Justice Group, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. 691-0322.

Fairs, Fundraisers

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.

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 — St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge second annual Art and Artisan Auction for Scholarships, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St. 691-4314.

ROCKPORT — Annual Grange Fair, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2, Penobscot View Grange 388, 1053 Commerical St. Something for everyone, including baked goods.

WINTERPORT — Mile-Long Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30, Winterport Memorial Library. Book sale at the library. Rental space available on library lawn and the Union Meeting House lawn. $25. Provide your own table. To rent space, 223-5540.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. “The Producers,” July 3; “Diner,” July 10.

ROCKLAND — First Friday Film, “Bill Cunningham New York,” 8 p.m. July 1, The Strand Theatre. $7 Farnsworth Museum members, $8.50 others, at The Strand box office. 596-0949.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, Free, donations appreciated. “Bringing up Baby, July 1; “Some Like it Hot,” July 8. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — Ed Webster, author of “Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest” slide presentation about his Mount Everest Expeditions, 6:30 p.m. July 5; Melissa Coleman, author of “This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres and a Family Undone,” 6:30 p.m. July 13, Belfast Free Library. Books available for purchase and signing at both events. 338-3884, ext 10.

CAMDEN — Author Tess Gerritsen, “The Silent Girl,” reading and book signing, 6:30 p.m. July 5, Owl & Turtle Bookstore, 32 Washington St.

CAMDEN — Author James Nelson, “With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution,” 6:30 P.M. July 5; author Steve Rzasa, “The Word Unleashed,” 1 p.m.July 5, Camden Public Library.  236-3440.

CAMDEN — Wendy Andresen, second talk in series on Tending the Perennial Garden, noon July 5, Merryspring Nature Center. Free to members and children, $5 others. 236-2239.

ROCKLAND — Tom Jamrog, “Hiking the Pacific Coast Trail,” illustrated with slides, 6:30 p.m. July 7, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310.

THOMASTON —  Artists  and Authors Among Us series, 7 p.m. Thomaston Public Library Academy building, 60 Main St.: Pamela Moore Parsons, July 6; Chuck Paine, July 13. 354-2453.


BELFAST —  USO Tour themed chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m. July 2, First Church in Belfast. $10, $5 children 10 and under. Portion of the proceeds benefits Troop Greeters of Bangor International Airport. Local, live entertainment in keeping with the USO Tour theme. 338-2282.

CAMDEN — Camden-Rockport Historical Society bean hole bean supper, 5:30 p.m. July 2, society’s complex off Route One at the Camden-Rockport town line. $10, $8 society members and those over 60, $5 children 6 to 12, free to children 5 and under. Belfast Bay Fiddlers, guided tours of Conway Homestead, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Blacksmith John Brimson.

EAST BELFAST — Turkey supper. 5 p.m. July 2, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. $7, $3.50 children 5 to 12, free to children under 5.

FREEDOM — Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m. July 2, Freedom Congregational Church Hall. $7, $3 children 12 and under, children 3 and under free. Benefits church projects.

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 — Casseroles dinner for the funding of local community needs, 5 p.m. July 2, at the church, 180 Limerock St. $10, $5 children under 12. 594-8656.

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.

WASHINGTON — Baked bean and casseroles supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 2, Evening Star Grange, 3 Old Union Road. $8, $4 children. $1 off per person with each Food Pantry donation. Benefits Grange programs.


CAMDEN — Cramer Museum and Conway Homestead opens for the season 10 a.m. July 2.  Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. New exhibit, “Call to Arms,” depicting four 1861 events, Cramer Museum.

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 the summer, 1-4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment by calling 789-5984. http:// Lincolnvillehistory.org.

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.

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


BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: June 30, Bel Isle, Heritage Park.

CAMDEN — St. Luke Lutheran Church Concert Handbell Choir of Gales Ferry, Conn., free concert, 1 p.m. July 2, Camden Amphitheatre.

CAMDEN — Summer Music Series, Susie Burke and David Surette, 7 p.m. July 7, Camden Amphitheatre. Free. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 236-3440.

ROCKPORT — VoXX “Innovation and Innovators” concert, 7:30 p.m. July 6, Pascal Hall (former Élan Gallery), 86 Pascal Ave. Reception to follow. $10, available at the door. 236-4272.

ROCKPORT — Concert on Lawn, Rosey Gerry and Breezemere Bottom Boys, 6 p.m. July 6,

Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St. Rain or shine. Bring chair or blanket. Hat passed for donation for band. Burgers and hot dogs available. Jeff, 691-2270.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts, “Bach to Schumann,” featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein, 8 p.m. July 7, Rockport Opera House. Tickets, $40, $30, $8 youth ages 18 and under. 236-2823.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts and Community Music School 2011 Young Stars of Maine Prizewinners Concert, 7 p.m. July 8, Rockport Opera House. Features winners in seven categories. Free and open to all.

UNITY — The Outside Track, 7:30 p.m. June 30, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15. 948-7469.


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 available at the park, one hour before show, 338-9668 or Yo Mamma’s Home, 96 Main St.

SEARSPORT — “Vaudeville is Back … Again!,” 7 p.m. July 3, Union Hall. Master of Ceremonies Phil Wolley, accompanist is Dana Ross, produced and directed by Valerie Murphy and Karen Kelley. $5, $3 children under 12. Benefits Searsport Historical Society.


BELFAST — Free monthly wine tasting, 7-9 p.m. July 1, Belfast Co-op Cafe. 123 High St. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Photography show, “A Child’s Day in Cohousing.” 338-2532.

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