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Beacon calendar Aug. 4


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

BELFAST — Emily Brown, “Drawings and Re-Collections,” Clifford Gallery; artwork by members of the LINC and Waterville Social Clubs, Corridor Gallery, through Sept. 23, 256 High St. Reception both exhibits, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5. 338-2222.

BELFAST — New work by Daniel Anselmi, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment, through August, 75 Main St. Opening reception 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5, as part of the Friday Night Art Walk. 338-9197.

BELFAST — New works by Lesia Sochor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, through Aug. 27, Betts Gallery, 96 Main St. Opening reception 5-8 p.m Aug. 5. 338-6465.

PORT CLYDE — Greg Mort and son Jon Mort, annual open studio 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6-7. historic Fieldstone Castle. Greg Mort, “Nightfall,” new works on paper; Jon Mort, “Ocean Borne,” portraits.

PORT CLYDE — Works by Jan Lipson, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every day except Tuesday, through Aug. 22, Port Clyde Art Gallery. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5.

ROCKLAND — Landscape: Visions of Color,” new acrylic paintings by Irma Cerese, Aug. 5-Sept. 25, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5.

ROCKPORT — Artist Alan Magee open studio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-7, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Free, open to all; wheelchair-accessible. info@alanmagee.com.

THOMASTON — “Peter Poskas:Timeless Places,” through Aug. 31, opening, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5 ; “Burt Silverman: Painter of People & Places, Aug. 19-Sept. 8, opening 5-8 p.m. Aug. 19; Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. 354-0605.

UNITY — Collage and mixed media works of Michael and Nancy Buckley, through Aug. 31, Centre Gallery, Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Reception 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. 568-3147.


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

BROOKS — Vacation Bible School, “Answers in Genesis: The Rock of Ages,” ages 4-18, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 8-12, Brooks Bible Church, 28 Jewell St. Parents welcome. Adult class also. Transportation available. Food, fun, crafts, games, prizes.

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.

PALERMO — The magic of Steelgraves, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Palermo Community Library Route 3. Family fun. Free.

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, Children’s Room, Rockland Public Library.

ROCKLAND — Writing workshop for young people ages 8-17, with juvenile-fiction author Robin Russell, 10 a.m. Aug. 9, Rockland Public Library. Followed at 11 a.m. by Russell’s reading from and discussion of her “Summer Island” series. 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. All ages. 273-2900.

WASHINGTON — Children’s Story Hour 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Reading, arts and crafts. Free.


BROOKS — Herbs for Family Health workshop, herbalist Lauren Errickson, 10 am-4 pm, August 7, Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Highway. Register, 722-3625, $35-70 sliding scale, includes lunch.

DAMARISCOTTA — Pork loin cooking class, with chef Don Chatfield, 11 a.m. Aug. 8, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Maine St. $15. Register at 563-1363 by Aug. 5.

MONTVILLE — ART HOPE Creativity Gathering, a free community and healing program with Laura Jaquays, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 6, Waterfall Arts, 52 Kingdom Road. Registration is required as enrollment is limited. 338-2222.


CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: 691-4893.

CUSHING — Cushing Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Hathorn Point Road. Speaker: climatologist David Gilley “Global Warming: Climate Change Cycles.” Open to all. 354-0735.

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.

SEARSPORT — Searsport Historical Society, 7 p.m. Aug, 9, at Curtis Hall Church Street. Guest speaker: Jon Johanson, “New England Shipwrecks.” Refreshments. Open to all.

THOMASTON — Thomaston HIstorical Society, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Knox Farmhouse, 80 Knox St. Speaker: Christopher Glass, author of “Historic Maine Homes: 300 Years of Great Houses.” Free and open to all.

UNITY — Friends of Lake Winnecook annual meeting, 9 a.m. Aug. 6, American Legion Hall, Windmere Lane Presentations by Jennifer Irving, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust; Nicole Bellerose, Biodiversity Research Institute, discussing Sandborn Pond Common Loon Project. 322-3109.

Fairs, fundraisers

BELFAST — Artisans’ Fair, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6, First Church, UCC. Artists from all disciplines who have original works may exhibit. Outdoors, bring own chairs-tarps. Lunch available. 338-2282.

BROOKS — Indoor-outdoor yard sale, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Harvest Home Grange 52, Route 7. Grilled hot dogs, ice cream sundaes and free balloons for kids. To rent table, call 722-3820.

FREEDOM — Blueberry Festival, 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Dirigo Grange 98, Route 137. $10, $5 children under 10.

ISLESBORO — 153rd annual Sewing Circle Fair, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Islesboro Kinnicutt Center. Offering handmade items sewn, knitted, embroidered, quilted, tatted, smocked and woven by the ladies of the Circle. Raffle. Raggedy Ann and Andy’s 96th birthday. 734-8298.

LINCOLNVILLE — Benefit garage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6, Community Building, Route 173, Searsmont Road. Supports maintenance fund of the Old Meeting House and Community Building.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Yard sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-7, American Legion Post 157 hall, Sandy Point. Donations accepted 9 a.m.-noon each Monday at the Legion Hall. 567-6005 for pickup. Benefits scholarship program and community-oriented endeavors.

WALDOBORO — St. Paul’s Chapel Society yard and bake sale, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6, at the chapel and school, Dutch Neck Road, off Route 32.. Benefits fund for preservation of historic St. Paul’s Chapel and adjacent Dutch Neck Schoolhouse. Baked goods, baked beans, men’s and women’s clothing, books, household and decorative items, Christmas shop. 832-7001.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays, except Monday, Aug. 15. Free. “The Full Monty,” Aug. 7.

BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series: Stories at Sea, 7 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. Free. “Lifeboat,” Aug. 5.

CAMDEN — Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Camden Public Library. Free. “Moulin Rouge,” 8 p.m. Aug. 9. 236-3440.

ROCKLAND — “Women Art Revolution.,” 8 p.m. Aug. 5, Strand Theatre. Brief discussion afterward. $7 members, $8.50 nonmembers. 594-0070.

THOMASTON — Friends of Thomaston Public Library film series. Free, donations appreciated. “Inherit the Wind,” Aug. 5. 354-2453.

VINALHAVEN — Vinalhaven Film Festival, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Smith Hoakenson Auditorium, Vinalhaven High School, 22 Arcola Lane. Aug. 10, “Queen of the Sun.” Screening preceded by preview of “Meet Your Farmer” film series. Suggested donation, $5.

Lectures, events

ALNA — Talk on Maine Butterfly Survey, by Dr. Phillip deMaynadier of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 9, 547 Egypt Road. Followed by a walk at nearby Hidden Valley Nature Center.

CAMDEN — Talk and slide show by Angus King, author of “Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America,” 2 p.m. Aug. 6, Camden Public Library.

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

WALDOBORO — Book discussion of “Beginner’s Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life,” by Kate Braestrup, 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 1 p.m. Aug. 8, Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main St. Braestrup will lead Broad Bay’s service Aug. 14. 832-6898.

WISCASSET — “The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies,” reading and signing by author Ammi-Joan Paquette, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 6, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. 882-7511.


BELFAST — Public supper, 5 p.m. Aug. 6, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. $7, children 5-12 $3.50, kids under 5 free.

FREEDOM — Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 6, Freedom Congregational Church. $7, $3 children 12 and under, children 3 and under eat free. All proceeds benefit 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.

SEARSMONT — Ham and casseroles supper, 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, 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.


BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Aug. 4, Necessary Measures, Heritage Park.

BELFAST — Mime and musician Scot Cannon, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 5, Belfast Farmers’ Market, on upper Main between Church and High streets.

BELFAST — Traditional Shape Note singing session, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 8, First Church Fellowship Hall, Court and Church streets, entrance on Spring Street. Free Open to all. Books available for loan and purchase. 338-1265, 594-5743.

CAMDEN — Jacqueline Schwab in concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Camden Amphitheatre. Free. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. Rain location Camden Public Library.

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.

SEARSPORT — Open mike, 3-8 p.m. Sundays, The Brick House. With Dan Hudson. Open to all music, singing abilities.

UNION — Dave Keller Band, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 7, Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery. Free, open to all. 785-2828.


BELFAST — Belfast Maskers, “The Pirates of Penzance,” comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Steamboat Landing Park. $8 on Thursday, otherwise, $15, $10 teens, $5 children 12 and under Tickets, at the park, 338-9668, or Yo Mamma’s Home, 96 Main St.

BROOKS — “Seussical the Musical,” 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6, and 2 p.m. Aug. 7, Marsh River Theater. $10, seniors and children $8.

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


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

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