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BELFAST — “Hooves, Fur and Feathers,” through July 18, Maine Farmland Trust gallery, 97 Main St. 338-6575.
BELFAST — “Clothed Nudes,” July 15-Aug. 11, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. July 15.
CAMDEN — “Letters,” art quilts by quilt group Frayed Edges, through July 31, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library.
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. 594-5250.
ROCKLAND — Works by Lois Dodd, Kayla Mohammadi, Jenifer Mumford, Lise Becu and Bill Martin; July 20-Aug. 13; Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. July 20. 594-5935.
ROCKPORT — Art to Collect Now, an exhibition of 100 pieces of artwork contributed by artists invited to submit to CMCA’s 34th Benefit Art Auction, July 16-31, Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. July 16, free for members, $5 suggested donation for others.
TENANTS HARBOR — Annual Artists of St. George Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends or by appointment, July 15-31, Odd Fellows Hall. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. July 15. 372-6501.
THOMASTON — “The Beauty of Maine,” oils by artist Tania Amazeen-Jones, Thomaston Public Library. 354-2453.
UNION — Linda Stevenson, “Inland and Island Pieces,” watercolors and acrylics, through July 31, The Badger Cafe & Pub. 273-3101.
WISCASSET — “Fins, Fur and Feathers: A Celebration of all Creatures – Wild and Domesticated,” July 14-Aug. 14, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. 882-7511.
BELFAST — Story times, 10 a.m. Thursdays for Lapsitters, Fridays for Terrific Toddlers, Belfast Free Library. 338-3884, ext. 24.
BELFAST — “Pandamania” vacation Bible school, 5-7:30 p.m. July 18-21, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Light supper at 5, followed by games, songs, crafts and Bible activities. Free. 338-5575.
LIBERTY — Play group for children birth 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.
UNION — Rick Charette, 1:30 p.m. July 16, Thompson Community Center.$7 each or 5 or more $5 each. 975-0352.
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 — Sweet Georgia barbecue class, taught by Jacob Reed and Shawn Caron, 8:45 a.m. July 19, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $5 class fee. Register by 2 p.m. July 15 at 563-1363.
DAMARISCOTTA — Pork-loin cooking class with chef Don Chatfield, 11 a.m. July 15, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Maine St. $10 materials fee, $5 class fee. Register at 563-1363 by July 14.
JEFFERSON — Timber framing class with Bob Lear, July 16-17 and 23-24, Hidden Valley Nature Center. $450, $400 HVNC members, including breakfast, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELFAST — “Rebuilding the American Dream,” an open forum discussion and personal
sharing group for liberals and progressives, 2 p.m. July 16, Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. email@example.com, 338-4576.
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:
Rotary District Governor Walters, July 19. 691-4893.
CAMDEN — Camden Yacht Club’s Sunset Seminar, 7 p.m. July 20, yacht club, Bay View Street. Speaker will be Greg Mort on “Mars: The Canal Cover-up.”
CUSHING — Cushing Historical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. July 14, meeting house, Hathorn Point Road. Program: “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 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 Hortons. Frank, 975-2433, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Cooperative Extension, 992 Waterville Road. 800-287-1426 or email@example.com.
WALDOBORO — Midcoast Young Republicans, 7 p.m. third Thursday, American Legion Hall, 181 Jefferson St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELFAST — Ballroom dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, East Belfast Elementary School, Swan Lake Avenue. Free, open to all, including singles. Offers time to practice ballroom dance steps. Chuck, 505-5521.
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.http://www.dancing4fun.org.
CAMDEN — Old Fashioned Summer Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17, St. Thomas Church, 33 Chestnut St. Handcrafted items, food, white elephants, games and more. Music at noon featuring the Church Steps. Proceeds will benefit the work and ministry of St. Thomas Church.
CAMDEN — Summer book sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 17, front lawn, Camden Public Library.
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.
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.
SEARSMONT — Searsmont Town Library’s annual book and bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 16,
Searsmont Community Center. Also silent auction of donated goods, services and gift certificates from local businesses, restaurants and merchants.
SEARSPORT — Big yard, book and bake sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16, Searsport Lions Club. Proceeds will go to the Bob Tufts Memorial Fund to help purchase a scoreboard for the Searsport School athletic field.
TENANTS HARBOR — Book fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16, Jackson Memorial Library. Thousands of books sorted by topics and popular authors, silent art auction, gift and art raffles, plants, household and jewelry treasures, and baked goods.www.JacksonMemorialLibrary.com.
BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays, except Monday, Aug. 15. Free. “The Apartment,” July 17.
BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series: Woody Allen, 7 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. “Zelig,” July 15. Free.
CAMDEN — Outdoor summer movie series, Camden Public Library. Free. “Little Women,” 8:30 p.m. July 19. 236-3440.
CAMDEN — “Oil + Water,” 7 p.m. July 19, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road.
ROCKLAND — “The Adventures of Captain Dick Spear,” documentary film with a Q&A session with Spear, 6:30 p.m. July 14, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.
ROCKLAND — Bay Chamber Concerts: Paragon Ragtime Orchestra performs film score for Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid,” 8 p.m. July 20, Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $40, $30, youth $8.
THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series. Free, donations appreciated. “Harold and Maude,” July 15. 354-2453.
UNION — “The Lost World,” silent movie, 7 p.m. July 16, Old Town House, Town House Road. Sponsored by Union Historical Society. $5, free under 21 and to present and former military personnel with ID.
CAMDEN — Matthew Kiell, author of “Monhegan Windows,” 1 p.m. July 14, Camden Public Library.
CAMDEN — Talk on seed saving by Ned Lash, director and co-founder of the Heirloom Seed Project, noon July 19, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Free to Merryspring members and children, $5 for non-members. 236-2239, www.merryspring.org.
CAMDEN — Follow-up talk on “Tending the Perennial Garden” by Wendy Andresen, noon July 20, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Free to Merryspring members and children, $5 for non-members. 236-2239,www.merryspring.org.
DAMARISCOTTA — Brown-Bag Conversation: “What is an Aging and Disabilities Resource Coalition?,” with Consumer Information Specialist Cynthia Troxel, 11:30 a.m. July 14; “Aging in Place: Home Modification Ideas as We Age,” 2:30 p.m. July 14, both at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. 563-1363.
ROCKPORT — Masters of 20th Century Photography lecture series, 4 p.m. Mondays, Maine Media Workshops. July 18, Arnold Newman. 236-8581, email@example.com.
ROCKPORT — Presentation for media artists by Eleanor Whitney of the New York Foundation for the “Artspire” program, which offers fundraising and support resources for artists, 4:30 p.m. July 20, Union Hall Theater. 236-8581, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THOMASTON — Artists and Authors Among Us series, 7 p.m. Thomaston Public Library Academy building, 60 Main St.: Carolyn Locke, July 20. 354-2453.
THOMASTON — Talk with Marla Miller, author of “Betsy Ross and the Making of America,” 7 p.m. July 20, Oval Room of Montpelier-The General Henry Knox Museum. $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members, $8 for students. Reservations are required as seating is limited at 354-8062 or email@example.com.
ROCKLAND — Free meal, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 27 Payne Ave., Route 1. Open to all. 594-5326.
SEARSPORT — Monthly bean supper, 5 p.m. July 16, North Searsport United Methodist Church, intersection of Mt. Ephraim Road and the Loop Road. $7, $3 for children 12 and under.
SEARSPORT — Potluck supper and old-fashioned hymn sing, 5:30-7 p.m. July 16, Curtis Hall, First Congregational Church.
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 fruit, vegetables. Open to those of all communities.
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.
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.
BELFAST — Open mike coffeehouse, 7-10 p.m. Fridays throughout the summer, Maine Coast Welcome Center (opposite Viking Lumber on Route 1). 930-3633.
BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: July 14, Ameranouche, Heritage Park.
ROCKLAND — Free, open jam 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 701-7627.
ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts, “Three + Curtis = 8,” 8 p.m. July 14, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30, youth (ages 18 and under): $8.www.baychamberconcerts.org, 236-2823.
WALDOBORO — Concerts, 7 p.m., Orff’s Corner Community Church, Route 32, Winslow’s Mills Road: July 17, Ron and Deb Hodge with Southern Gospel Music of Maine.
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.