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Midcoast calendar for Aug. 11, 2011


BELFAST — “Depth of Field,” works by Adele Drake, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.

BELFAST — Artist’s talk with Emily Brown, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. 338-2222.

BELFAST — “Painting Maine by the Roadside,” Dianne Horton and Sandy Dolan, August, Kramer Gallery, Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Opening reception 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

THOMASTON — “The Beauty of Maine,” oils by artist Tania Amazeen-Jones, Thomaston Public Library. 354-2453.

UNITY — Collage and mixed media works of Michael and Nancy Buckley, August, Centre Gallery, Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. 568-3147.

WISCASSET — Tony vanHasselt, painting demonstration, 2 p.m. Aug. 12, $10 gallery members, $15 others; 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.

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. For 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 — 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.


CAMDEN — Greg Marley, “Foraging for Maine’s Wild Mushrooms: An Identification Class” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14, Merryspring Nature Center. $50 members, $60 others. Preregistration required, 236-2239. Info, 319-4556.

DAMARISCOTTA — Life story writing with Tina Carmichael, 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 15 and 17, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $10. To register, 563-1363.

DAMARISCOTTA — Bead string class with Ann-Dee Burnham, 1 p.m. Aug. 18, class fee $5, $5-10 materials fee; sea glass jewelry making class with Lynne Thompson, 1 p.m. Aug. 23, $20, includes materials, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Catinka Knoth demonstrating drawing and painting midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes, 11 a.m. Aug. 15, 22 and 29, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Free, open to all. Materials supplied. Hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. 596-0069 or 594-0310.


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: Mac Deford, author and columnist, World Situation, Aug. 16; Frank O’Hara, president, O’Hara Corp., World Fisheries, Aug. 23; Fifth Tuesday Social, Aug. 30. 691-4893.

CUSHING — Cushing Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Hathorn Point Road. Climatologist David Gilley, “Global Warming: Climate Change Cycles.” 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, Tim Hortons. 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.

WALDOBORO — Midcoast Young Republicans, 7 p.m. third Thursday, American Legion Hall, 181 Jefferson St. midcoastyr@gmail.com.


BELFAST — Ballroom dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, East Belfast Elementary School, Swan Lake Avenue. Free, open to all, including singles. Practice ballroom dance steps. Chuck, 505-5521.

ROCKLAND — Dancing4Fun, community dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, second-floor Studio RED space, 16 School St. (historic Odd Fellows building). Free, donation toward space rental appreciated. No dances in August. http://www.dancing4fun.org.

Fairs, fundraisers

BELFAST — Super Bingo, 6 p.m. Aug. 12, American Legion, 143 Church St. Doors open 4 p.m.

CUSHING — Summer Fair, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13, Broad Cove Church. Yard sale, homemade crafts, baked goods, used books, clothes. Lunch available.

FRIENDSHIP — Friendship Recreation Department chicken barbecue with corn prepared by Jonathan Murphy, 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Benefits Field of Dreams softball field. $10, Wanda Benner, 832-7207. Softball tournament morning until dusk. Burgers and hot dogs, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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.

SEARSPORT — Women’s Fellowship yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13, parking lot, First Congregational Church. Baked goods and coffee. Benefits fund to repair church steeple and stained-glass windows.

UNION — Vose Library, book and bake sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 13, Union Common. Benefits the library. 785-4733.

WARREN — Musicfest and lunch fundraiser, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 14, Old Mill Park. Benefits Bread for the Journey Food Pantry. Worship service with music by Lauren Armstrong and WBC Praise Band, 10 a.m.; The Rusty Hinges, noon; Bill Tozier, 1 p.m.; Northern Breeze, 2 p.m.; Federated Four, 3 p.m.

WINTERPORT — Indoor yard sale, 9 a.m.-noon, 3-6 p.m. Aug. 13, Ellingwood Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays, except Monday, Aug. 15. Free. “Life of Brian,” Aug. 15; “Waking Ned Devine,” Aug. 21; “A Fish Called Wanda,” Aug. 28.

BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series: Stories at Sea, 7 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. Free. “The Perfect Storm,” Aug. 19; “Dead Calm,” Aug. 26.

THOMASTON — Friends of Thomaston Public Library film series. Free, donations appreciated. “Witness for the Prosecution,” Aug. 12; “The Incident,” Aug. 19; “12 Angry Men,” Aug. 26. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

ROCKLAND — Book and video presentation by author K. Stephens, “Between Fact and Fiction: The Subculture of Maine Lobstermen,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKLAND — Saloma Furlong, “Why I Left the Amish,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKPORT — Masters of 20th Century Photography lecture series, 4 p.m. Mondays, Maine Media Workshops. Aug. 15, Ernst Haas; Aug. 22, W. Eugene Smith. 236-8581, info@mainemedia.edu.

THOMASTON — Artists and Authors Among Us, 7 p.m. Thomaston Public Library Academy building, 60 Main St.: Jim Nichols, Aug. 19; Patrick Guyer, Aug. 24. 354-2453.


CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club’s Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Aug. 13, First Congregational Church. $8, $4 children 12 and under. Proceeds to benefit CHRHS Windplanners, LifeFlight of Maine.

DAMARISCOTTA — Lunch and Learn, 11:15 a.m. Aug. 17, Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St. Judge Boyce F. Martin, Chief Circuit Judge, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Kentucky, litigation and court rulings associated with health care reform legislation. $6, $4 disabled and over 60. Reservations by noon Aug. 15, 563-1363.

LINCOLNVILLE — Public supper, 5 p.m. Aug. 20, Tranquility Grange Hall, upper Route 52. $8, $4 ages 5-12, under 4 and over 90 free. Benefits Grange Restoration Fund.

LINCOLNVILLE — Monthly neighborhood potluck supper, Aug. 31, 2372 Atlantic Highway (Bay Leaf Cottages). Bring casserole, salad or dessert. Meat, beverages, place settings provided. Free. RSVP, 706-7929.

NORTHPORT — Public supper buffet, 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 27, Northport VFW, Route 1. $7, $3 children. Homemade, large variety. Vegetarian choices. Handicapped accessible.

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.

SEARSPORT — Turkey supper buffet, 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Searsport United Methodist Church. $8, $4 age 12 and under. Doors open 4 p.m. 548-2239.

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.

TENANTS HARBOR — Midcoast Fishermen’s Association annual Fish Bake, 4:30-7 p.m. Aug. 13, St. George town office. Dinner prepared by fishermen, families and friends. Admission by donation. Benefits association and its work. Ben Martens, 619-1755 or ben@midcoastfishermen.org.

THORNDIKE — Public chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, Thorndike Church, Route 139. $8. Preceded by yard sale, 9 a.m.

THORNDIKE — Chicken potpie supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Thorndike Congregational Church. $6, $2 under 12.

UNITY — Chicken barbecue, 4 p.m. Aug, 13, American Legion Hall, Windemere Lane. $7. Eat in or take out.

WINTERPORT — Old-fashioned church supper, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 13, Ellingwood Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. $6, children under 12 $3.


BROOKS — Brooks Historical Society, Pilley House, Route 7. Staples’ sleigh made in Brooks 1888, Dow family memorabilia, children’s dinner plates circa 1900, 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 — Concert series, Bayside Trio, 3 p.m. Aug. 14, First Church. Handicapped accessible using Court Street entrance. Free. 338-2282.

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

BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Aug. 11, Monday Night Jazz, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 18, TBA, Steamboat Landing; Aug. 25, Riptyde, Beaver Street; Sept. 1, Odlaw, corner High and Main streets.

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

ROCKLAND — Playin’ Possum, morning, Aug. 18, Rockland Farmers’ Market, Harbor Park. Rain date Aug. 25.

ROCKLAND — Steven Page, former lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, Strand Theatre. 345 Main St. 594-0070, www.RocklandStrand.com.

ROCKPORT — Breakers Jazz at 2 p.m. Aug. 14, Rockville Community Chapel, conducted by Marlene Hall. Lemonade and home-baked goodies for purchase during intermission. Donations at door. Benefits chapel renovations fund.

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

ST. GEORGE — Country, folk and gospel jam, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, St. George Grange, just off Route 131 at Wiley’s Corner. Free, donations accepted for cost of hall. Benefits charitable causes. Musicians and audience invited.

WALDOBORO — “The Colors of Music,” concert with organists Jay Zoller and Carroll Smith, countertenor Virgil Bozeman IV, trumpeter Jamie Merrifield, classical guitarist Nick Wallace, 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St. Historic Hook & Hastings organ. Free, donations accepted. 832-6898.


CAMDEN — Camden Civic Theater production of “Peter Pan: The Musical,” 7 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 19-20, and 2 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21, Camden Opera House. $16 orchestra, $12 balcony, $2 off base price to students and seniors. All seats reserved, 800-595-4TIX or 236-2281.

NORTHPORT — “Bugsy Malone Junior,” by children age 10-13, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 13, Northport Music Theater. $8, $5 age 10 and under, at door or online at http://www.northportmusictheater.com/. Reservations, 338-8383.

THOMASTON — Auditions for Camden Civic Theatre production of “Dirty Work at the Crossroads,” classic 1890s melodrama, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22-23. Roles for three men, six women, one girl, plus vaudeville acts. camdencivictheatre.com, 594-9584.

WALDOBORO — Waldo Theatre: Katahdin Valley Boys, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16; “Noises Off,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 7-8, and 2 p.m. Oct. 9; Waldo Youth Theatre: “Mulan,” 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22, 29, and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30. Tickets, Waltz Pharmacy. 832-6060.


BELFAST — Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Saturdays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St.. Come as you are. 338-2412.

BELFAST — Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage open house, 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of month, the Farmhouse, 45 Edgecomb Road. Tours of the development, a children’s activity and snacks.

BROOKS – Herb Walk: Herbs for Modern Living, with herbalist Lauren Errickson, 6-7:30 pm, Aug. 25, Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Highway. 722-3625. $5-10 suggested donation.

CUSHING — Annual church service, 4 p.m. Aug. 21, Old South Cushing Church, Salt Pond Road. Sponsored by Cushing Historical Society. 354-0735, www.cushinghistoricalsociety.org.

WISCASSET — Free guided barn and trails tours, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through August, The Morris Farm Trust, 156 Gardiner Road (Route 27 north). 882-4080.

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