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Beacon calendar July 28

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. Email: beacon@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Beacon Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.


BELFAST — “The Aged and Unknown,” works by R. Keith Rendall, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 2-28, Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5. 338-0001.

DAMARISCOTTA — “Photos, Fabrications, & Etchings: A multimedia exhibit of wildlife and local sea critters,” works by Brian Boone and Roger Taylor Panek, Aug. 1-Sept. 16, Pemaquid Watershed Association, 15 Courtyard St. Opening reception 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

MARTINSVILLE — “We the People,” portraits by Ronald Frontin, through Aug. 14; “Latitude and Longitude,” through Aug. 21, 621 Port Clyde Road, Mars Hall Gallery. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. July 29.

ROCKLAND — Works by Stephen Hodecker, July 29-Aug. 28, opening reception 5-8 p.m. July 29; “Right Here: New Maine Island Paintings,” works by Alexandra Tyng, Aug. 5-28, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Main Street. 596-0084.

ROCKLAND — “Lyrical Landscapes and DreamScapes,” works by Laurie Goddard and Jon Kolkin, opening Aug. 5, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. 594-7745.

ROCKLAND — Helen Corning, acrylic abstract paintings, July 27-Aug. 11, Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education. Reception, 5-7 p.m. July 29. Also, First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5. 594-6490.


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

CAMDEN — “Roots, Shoots, Veggies, and Fruits,” 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Geared toward children ages 7-13. Free.

LIBERTY — Play group 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; Farmers Market Storytime, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays; 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.

ROCKLAND — Author-illustrator Chris Van Dusen, 11 a.m. Aug. 4; presentation and song with Ibiyinka Aleo, Arts Ambassador for Nigeria, 2 p.m. Aug. 11; storyteller Jean Armstrong, 11 a.m. Aug. 13; Children’s Room, Rockland Public Library.

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. 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 — Lasagna cooking class, chef Dan Chatfield, 11 a.m. July 29, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $15, includes materials. Register by July 28, 563-1363.

DAMARISCOTTA — AARP Driver Safety Program, age 50 years of age and older, noon-4:30 p.m. July 28, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $12 AARP members, $14, others. Register, 563-1363.


APPLETON — Appleton Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, the Miller Farm, 2620 Sennebec Road. Dr. Royce Miller talking about Uriah Dyer, well-known artist from Appleton. Refreshments.

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

ROCKPORT — Rockport Garden Club, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, lower level, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Landscape designer Irene Barber, “Gardening for the Five Senses.” Free, open to all. 594-1919.

Fairs, fundraisers

APPLETON — Annual Book Sale and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 30, Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. Benefits the library. 785-5656.

KNOX — Dirgo Grange 98 yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 pm. July 30-31, Ingraham Equipment parking lot, corner of Routes 137 and 220. Chicken barbecue, noon July 31, $8.

LIBERTY — Book, bake and vintage jewelry sale, 9 a.m.-noon July 30, Liberty Library. Fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, baked goods from Liberty and Montville, jewelry donated by local residents.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Yard sale and food sale, 8 a.m. July 30, Walter Trundy ball field. To donate yard sale items, Mary Jane Costigan, 567-3205. Clothing not accepted. Arrangements can be made for pickup. Bring food items to food table day of sale. Benefits steeple repair fund.

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. Bring own table. To rent space, 223-5540.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays, except Monday, Aug. 15. Free. “A Thousand Clowns,” July 31.

BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series: Woody Allen, 7 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. “Bullets Over Broadway,” July 29. Free.

CAMDEN — Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Camden Public Library. Free. “Drums Along the Mohawk,” 8:15 p.m. July 26. 236-3440.

PALERMO — Documentary “Silent Killer,” July 29, Living Communities Foundation on Turner Ridge Road at Veterans Way. Preceded by a potluck supper at 6 p.m. 993-2294.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, Free, donations appreciated. “Big Fish,” July 29. 354-2453.

VINALHAVEN — Vinalhaven Film Festival, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Smith Hoakenson Auditorium, Vinalhaven High School, 22 Arcola Lane. Aug. 3, “Greenhorns.” Suggested donation, $5.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — Sculptor Arthur Ganson, talk on his work, 7 p.m. July 28, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Suggested donation of $7 at the door. Free to students. 338-2222.

BELFAST — Slide talk on travels through China and Tibet by three midcoast teachers, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Belfast Free Library. 338-3884 ext.10.

BELFAST — Book signing and a tasting of recipes from the “Home Port Cookbook,” with author Will Holtham and illustrator Susan Tobey White, 5:30-8 p.m. July 29, High Street Studio & Gallery. 338-8990.

CAMDEN — Tending the Perennial Garden talk, by Wendy Andresen, noon Aug. 2, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Free to Merryspring members and children, $5 others. 236-2239.

JEFFERSON — Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association and conservation biologist Geri Vistein slide presentation on coyotes, 7 p.m. Aug. 3, at the association office, 38 Lake Farm Circle.

LINCOLNVILLE — Readings by Elizabeth Garber, author of “The Architect’s Daughter”; and Elizabeth IlgenFritz, author of “Bark,” 4:30 p.m. July 31, Dot’s, Route 1. 338-5251, 589-3200.

ROCKLAND — Alexander Sanger slide-talk about his grandmother Margery Durant and her flying tour across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 1931 and 1932, 6:30 p.m. July 28, Rockland Public Library. Free. 94-0310.

ROCKLAND — “The Leading Paintings of Andrew Wyeth,” illustrated talk by Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth and niece of Jamie Wyeth, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Rockland Public Library. Free, open to all; donations to Friends of Rockland Public Library appreciated.

ROCKLAND — “Bhutan: A World Away,” slide talk by Polly Mahoney, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Rockland Public Library.

ROCKLAND — “A Pilot’s Life,” by Captain Eugene Reil, 7 p.m. July 29, Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Free, donations welcome. 594-0200.

THOMASTON — Artists and Authors Among Us series, 7 p.m. Thomaston Public Library Academy building, 60 Main St.: Colin Page, Aug. 3. 354-2453.


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.


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 residents, old theater curtain, vintage gowns. Donations accepted. Free refreshments on porch. Air-conditioned. Betty Littlefield, 722-3633.

CAMDEN — Cramer Museum and Conway Homestead, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. New exhibit, “Call to Arms,” depicting four 1861 events.

LINCOLNVILLE — Lincolnville Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum, 33 Beach Road, Route 173. Open 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or by appointment, 789-5984.

OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $10, $8 age 65 and older, free under 18. Open 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, 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, August, Union Fairgrounds.

WISCASSET — Castle Tucker, Lee Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through Oct. 15; Nickels-Sortwell House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, through Oct. 15. Free to members of Historic New England, $5 others, $4 seniors, $2.50 under 12.


BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: July 28, Raku Raku, Rural Electric, corner High and Main streets.

ROCKLAND — The Wailin’ Jennys, 8 p.m. July 31, Strand Theatre. $29, general admission. 594-0070.

ROCKLAND — Acoustic music by Geoff Kaufman, 7 p.m. July 30, Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. $12, $6 for children. 594-0200.

ROCKLAND — Bay Chamber Concerts, Intimate Classics at the Wyeth Center, parts 1, 6 p.m., part 2, 8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, Farnsworth Wyeth Center, 16 Museum St. St. Lawrence String Quartet: Geoff Nuttall, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; with Thomas Wolf, flute. Part 1, $30, $8 children 18 and under; part 2, $40, $8 children 18 and under.. 236-2823, 888-707-2770, info@baychamberconcerts.org.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts, Latitude 41, piano trio, 8 p.m. July 28, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30 value seating, $8 age 18 and under; 236-2823, 888-707-2770.

ROCKPORT — Sound healing weekend, Riley School, Glen Cove: 1-5 p.m. Aug. 5, workshop; 7-9 p.m. Aug. 6, concert. Register, Ananur Forma, 594-2565.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts, Primo Piano: Andrew Wolf Award winner concert with Anna Polonsky, piano; Thomas Wolf, flute; and the St. Lawrence String Quartet: Geoff Nuttall, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30 value seating, $8 children 18 and under. 236-2823 or 888-707-2770, info@baychamberconcerts.org.

ROCKPORT — Anah Shrine Pipes and Drum Band, 6 p.m. July 28, Rockport Masonic Center. Rain or shine. Free, donation to support Shriner Burn Hospitals. Hamburger plates for $5, hot dog plates for $3.50. 691-2270.

UNITY — The Bb Sisters, 7:30 p.m. July 28, traditional folk music from Quebec and the Maritimes. Pre-concert jam session, 6:30 p.m. Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15. 948-7469.

WALDOBORO — Concerts, 7 p.m., Orff’s Corner Community Church, Route 32, Winslow’s Mills Road: July 31, Paul Smeltzer and Ronnie Dolloff, piano and organ duet.


CAMDEN — Everyman Repertory Theatre production of “The 39 Steps,” 7:30 p.m. July 29-30, Camden Opera House. $18, $10 students, 236-0173, The Owl and Turtle and HAVII, Camden; Yo Mamma’s Home, Belfast; The Reading Corner, Rockland.

WALDOBORO — Waldo Theatre schedule: “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m. July 29-30, Aug. 5-6, and 2 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7. Tickets, Waltz Pharmacy. 832-6060.


BELFAST — Chat with Spanish speakers, 1 p.m. July 29, Belfast Park. Rain location, conference room, Belfast Free Library. 722-3211, gnagflowsuzy@yahoo.com.

BROOKS – Herb Walk: Herbs for Children’s Health, with herbalist Lauren Errickson, 6-7:30 p.m. July 28, Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Highway. 722-3625. $5-10 suggested donation.

DAMARISCOTTA — Summer Conversations Tea for Prospective Volunteers and Friends, 2:30 p.m. July 28, Spectrum Generation Community Center, 521 Main St. Open to all. Volunteer Liaison Robin Maginn, 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Reception to welcome international students attending the English Immersion course, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 2, Penobscot School., 28 Gay St. Public invited. Meet students from Japan, Ecuador, Italy, Spain and France. Refreshments. 594-1084.

WALDOBORO — Annual Service, 3 p.m. Aug. 7, Old German Church, Route 32 South. Donations accepted. 832-7742.

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