Midcoast area calendar of events July 7, 2011

Posted July 03, 2011, at 9:55 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 — Maine Coast Carving and Art Competition and Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 9-10, Boathouse, Commercial Street. Free. Ellen at 338-5309 or Karen at 789-5363.

BELFAST — “Hooves, Fur and Feathers,” through July 18, Maine Farmland Trust gallery, 97 Main St. 338-6575.

BELFAST — 16th annual Arts in the Park 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10, waterfront. 90 artists. Live music, food. info@artsintheparkbelfast.org.

BELFAST — Art Walk, 5:30-8 p.m. July 8, downtown. More than a dozen art studios and galleries open to visitors. Street performances by saxophonist Lincoln Blake and dancer Mary Beth Hewitt.

CAMDEN — “Letters,” art quilts by quilt group Frayed Edges, through July 31, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library. Artist’s reception, 2-4 p.m. July 9.

DAMARISCOTTA — Pemaquid Watershed Association photography exhibit, “Natural and Nautical,” by Anna Shaw, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, through July 30, PWA gallery, 15 Courtyard St. Portion of art sold benefits PWA. 563-2196.

ROCKLAND — “High Summer,” new exhibit of recent works by the Lively Ladies, throughout the summer, The Garage Gallery, 70 Park St. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. July 13. 594-5250.

UNION — Linda Stevenson, “Inland and Island Pieces,” watercolors and acrylics, through July 31, The Badger Café & Pub. 273-3101.

WISCASSET — Call for Artists: “Fins, Fur and Feathers,” exhibition celebrating creatures wild and domesticated,  Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St.  Drop off three submissions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 11. Paintings, photography, sculpture, hand pulled prints. Juror, Seaver Leslie. $15 members, $25 others. Jurors Choice award. 882-7511.

WISCASSET — Call for artists and craftsmen for Sidewalk Art Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23,  Maine Art Gallery, on the lawns, 15 Warren St. Space fee, $20 gallery members, $30 others. No commission, original work only. 882-7511.

Children

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

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

ROCKLAND — Coastal Children’s Museum dance and drumming presentation by local West African drum and dance group Djump!, 2 p.m. July 9, Sail Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Free to members, $2 others.

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.

Classes

DAMARISCOTTA — Learn to restring broken necklaces with Ann-Dee Burnham, 1 p.m. July 12, Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $10 and includes materials. Register at 563-1363 by July 11.

DAMARISCOTTA — Sea Glass as Wearable Art workshop with Lynne Thompson, 1:30 p.m. July 13, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $25, includes materials. Register in advance, 563-1363 by July 12.

JEFFERSON — Timber framing class with Bob Lear, July 16-17 and 23-24, Hidden Valley Nature Center. $450, $400 HVNC members, including breakfast and lunch, and all materials.  Co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association which offers some scholarships. No previous carpentry experience necessary. 586-6752 or gary@hvnc.org.

ROCKLAND — “Italian for Travelers,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rescheduled to July 9 and 16, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Intensive course for beginners and near beginners. Costs, info, 594-1084.

Clubs

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, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street:

Deb Derecktor, founder-owner of Power Chocolates, July 12; Rotary District Governor Walters, July 19; Jon Nappa, a life in the motion picture industry, July 26. 691-4893.

CUSHING — Cushing Historical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. July 14, meeting house, Hathorn Point Road. Progran: “Cushing’s Old Houses Then and Now,”  with Jeannette Chapman and Allison Brown, highlights several of Cushing’s older houses. Free and open to all. 354-0735.

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

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

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

WARREN — Warren Historical Society meeting, July 12,  Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St.  Potluck supper, 6 p.m. Program, “Oral Histories of Warren,” 7 p.m. Free and open to all. 273-2726.

Dance

ROCKPORT — Midsummer contradance with Whiffletree, 8 p.m. July 23, Simonton Corners. Sarah Smith, caller. No experience or partner is necessary. Open to all ages. $8. Free to children. Free refreshments. 832-5584.

Fairs, Fundraisers

CUSHING — Silent auction and live Country Auction, July 15-16, Cushing Historical Society Barn, Hathorn Point Road. Auction preview, 5-7 p.m. July 15, and 9-10 a.m. July 16. Live auction begins 10 a.m. July 16. Silent auction closes, 10 a.m. July 16. Absentee bids accepted for both auctions. Antiques, original paintings and more. 354-8055.

ISLESBORO — Island Feral Cat Association, CATSMEOW Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 9-10, Islesboro Community Center. Kate, 734-6673.

LINCOLNVILLE CENTER — 17th annual Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m. through lunchtime, July 9, Lincolnville Center grounds. Balloon creatures and entertainment by Kyle Edgerly of Belfast, 10:45-12:45 p.m. Co-chairwomen Lois Lyman and Lola Shaw.

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.

WASHINGTON — Ladies Guild annual Strawberry Festival fundraiser, 1-6:30 p.m. July 9, Washington Fire Department, Old Union Road. Traditional strawberry shortcake and pie, and strawberry pizza. Sandwiches, home baked goods and crafts also available for purchase. The Possums will provide entertainment. Admission is free.

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 Union Meeting House lawn. $25. Provide your own table. To rent space, 223-5540.

WINTERPORT — Rummage and bake sale, 9 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m. July 9, Ellingwoods Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. 234-2762.

Film

BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays, except Monday, Aug. 15. Free. “Diner,” July 10; “The Apartment,” July 17; “Murder by Death,” July 24; “A Thousand Clowns,” July 31; “The Full Monty,” Aug. 7; “Life of Brian,” Aug. 15; “Waking Ned Devine,” Aug. 21; “A Fish Called Wanda,” Aug. 28.

BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series: Woody Allen, 7 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. “In Love and Death,” July 8; “Zelig,” July 15; “Broadway Danny Rose,” July 22; “Bullets Over Broadway,” July 29. Free.

CAMDEN — Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Camden Public Library. Free. “The General,” 8:30 p.m. July 12; “Little Women,” 8:30 p.m. July 19; Drums Along the Mohawk, 8:15 p.m. July 26; “The Wizard of Oz,” 8 p.m. Aug. 2; “Moulin Rouge,”  8 p.m. Aug. 9. 236-3440.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, Free, donations appreciated. “Some Like it Hot,” July 8; “Harold and Maude,” July 15; “His Girl Friday,” July 22; “Big Fish,” July 29. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — 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. 338-3884, ext 10.

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

ROCKLAND — Book illustrator Jim Sollers,  “How a book travels from idea to finished product” talk and drawing demonstration, 11 a.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.: Chuck Paine, July 13; Carolyn Locke, July 20; Colin Page, Aug. 3; Jim Nichols, Aug. 19; Patrick Guyer, Aug. 24. 354-2453.

Meals

CUSHING — Bean hole bean supper, continuous seating starting at 5 p.m. July 9, Broad Cove Church.  $8, $5 children 12 and under.

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

SEARSMONT — Ham and casseroles supper, 5 p.m. July 9, Searsmont United Methodist Church. $8, $3 children.

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.

THORNDIKE — Meatloaf supper, 4:30-6 p.m. July 8, Thorndike Congregational Church, Route 139. $6, $2 children under 12.

Museums

BROOKS — Brooks Historical Society, Pilley House, 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.

CAMDEN — Cramer Museum and Conway Homestead opens for the season.  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, 33 Beach Road, Route 173. Museum open during the summer, 1-4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment, 789-5984.

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.

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 the 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 — Traditional Shape Note singing session 7-9 p.m. July 11, First Church Fellowship Hall, Court and Church streets. Free and open to all. Newcomers invited. Books available for loan and purchase. 338-1265 or 594-5743.

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

BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: July 7,  Catchavibe Band,  corner High and Main streets; July 14, Ameranouche, Heritage Park; July 21, Odlaw, corner High and Main streets; July 28,  Raku Raku, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 4, High School Jazz Band: Noah Fishman & Pals, Heritage Park; Aug. 11, Monday Night Jazz, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 18,  TBA, Steamboat Landing; Aug. 25, Riptyde, Beaver Street; Sept. 1, Willy Kelly Band, corner High and Main streets.

BELFAST — Arts in the Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10, waterfront. Fine art and craft. Music, July 9: Musicians  Rusty Hinges 10 a.m.; Belfast Bay Fiddlers, noon; River City Harmonizers, 2 p.m. July 10: 195th U.S. Army Jazz Combo, 10 a.m.; Blue Hill Brass Quintet, noon to 4.

BELFAST — VoXX “Innovation and Innovators” concert, 7:30 p.m. July 9, Belfast Armory, Route 1. $10, at the door. 236-9413.

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.

ISLESBORO — Evergreen, 7:30 p.m. July 9, Free Will Baptist Church, 138 Church Turn Road.

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

ROCKLAND — Castlebay concert, 7 p.m. July 8, Sail, Power and Steam Museum. Coffee and cookies, 6:30, p.m. $10. 701-7627 for reservations and information.

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. Feature winners in seven prize winning categories. Free and open to all.

Theater

BELFAST — “Dancing at Lughnasa,” 7 p.m. July 7-9. 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.

BROOKS — “The Boys Next Door” 7:30 p.m. July 8-9, 15-16, Marsh River Theater.

WALDOBORO — Waldo Theatre schedule: Magician George Saterial, 7:30 p.m. July 9. Tickets, Waltz Pharmacy. 832-6060.

Etc.

LINCOLNVILLE BEACH — Moonrise on the Bay, 7:30-8 p.m. July 15, bonfire on the beach near the Gazebo. Weather permitting. Sponsored by the Lincolnville Business Group. 789-5430.

WALDOBORO — Annual Service, 3 p.m. Aug. 7, Old German Church, Route 32 South.

Donations accepted. 832-7742.

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