Beacon calendar July 28

Posted July 31, 2011, at 8:35 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. Email: 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,

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,

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,

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.