BLUE HILL, Maine — Blue Hill Bach will present its debut concert at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Blue Hill. The performance will feature Brooklyn mezzo-soprano Marcia Gronewold Sly, organist Jonathan Dimmock, oboist Stephen Hammer, violinist Heidi Powell, members of Baroque Orchestra of Maine, and a 16-voice choir. The program will include two solo cantatas for alto, BWV 169 and 170, and works that will showcase the church’s Karl Wilhelm pipe organ, as well as the double concerto in C Minor, BWV 1060b, for oboe and violin. The concert will be recorded for release on CD.
Blue Hill Bach was founded to bring baroque music for voice and period instruments to the Blue Hill Peninsula. Drawing upon the wealth of talent in the region and visiting artists who specialize in early music, Blue Hill Bach will present historically informed performances of some of the most beautiful and profound music ever written. The all-Bach debut program promises to engage and delight all — even those who are not well versed in the musical language of the baroque.
Admission is by suggested donation of $20 per person and $10 for children through age 12. For information, call 590-2677.
Wilson Museum Kitchen series to offer pickling demonstration
CASTINE, Maine — Sour pickles, mustard pickles and pickled eggs are just a few of the many variations of the time-honored tradition of pickling and will be highlighted in the fourth session of Wilson Museum’s Kitchen Traditions series. Director Patty Hutchins will demonstrate these methods of pickling at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the historic John Perkins House on Perkins Street in Castine. Admission of $5 will include a guided tour of the Perkins House. For information, call 326-9247 or visit www.wilsonmuseum.org.
‘Blueberry Fields Forever’ musical comedy begins Aug. 17
MACHIAS, Maine — Tickets for the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival annual musical comedy, this year titled “Blueberry Fields Forever,” are now on sale. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 17-20, at Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for children and are available at the church or by calling 255-6665. weekdays. An open dress rehearsal will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the church, and all tickets for this show are $5. “Blueberry Fields Forever,” features Beatles tunes with a little K.C. and the Sunshine Band. The Wild Blueberry Festival is Aug. 19-21 with most events Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21. For information, call 255-6665 or visit www.machiasblueberry.com.
Addison Church to hold monthly meeting Aug. 23
ADDISON, Maine — The Friends of the Church on the Hill in Addison will hold its regular
monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Addison Town Hall. Membership to the Church is $5 per year and donations are always welcome. For information, call Murial at 482-2276.
Sen. Collins office to hold office hours in Vinalhaven
VINALHAVEN, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will have a representative from her office hold office hours from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Vinalhaven Town Hall, 19 Washington School Road in Vinalhaven. A staff assistant will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies. No appointment is necessary. For information, call 622-8414.
Madison church to host baked bean supper
MADISON, Maine — The Madison Congregational Church will host a public baked bean supper from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Church in Madison. The menu includes beans, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls and dessert. The price is $7 for adults and $4 for children 5-12. For information, call 696-4270.
Community breakfast on tap in Brooksville
BROOKSVILLE, Maine — A community breakfast will be served from 7:30 -9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the West Brooksville Congregational Church, 1597 Coastal Road in Brooksville. All Brooksville residents are welcome to attend with your friends and neighbors. For information, call 326-4239.
Health food author to discuss illness, health choices in Rockport
ROCKLAND, Maine — Join cancer survivor and health food expert Meg Wolff share the story of her journey back to health at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Picker Family Resource Center, 3
Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus in Rockport. Wolff will discuss the all-important connection between the food choices we make and our health and well-being in her latest book, “A Life in Balance.” Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. For information or to register, call 596-8950.
Democratic Committee’s lobster bake scheduled for Aug. 20
OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Knox County Democratic Committee holds its annual John Syrett Lobster Bake from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Owls Head waterfront. The deadline for making arrangements to sponsor or attend the event is Thursday, Aug. 18. Rep. Chellie Pingree and Martha Fuller Clark, the Democratic National Committeewoman of New Hampshire, will be special guests. The event is a major fundraiser for the committee. Contributions and sponsorships of $100, $250 or $500 are welcome and necessary to fund the election-year agenda. Businesses as well as individuals may become sponsors. Each sponsor will receive two tickets and recognition in the program. Individual tickets are $30. To sponsor or purchase tickets, call 594-9263 or visit www.knoxmainedemocrats.org.
For more information, call Carolyn at 594-8611.
Habitat for Humanity to hold lobster fundraiser Aug. 21
BELFAST, Maine — The Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County hosts a lobster and blues music fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Steamboat Landing (at the foot of Commercial Street in Belfast). Volunteers will cook and serve lobster (or steak), clams, corn on the cob, chips and homemade pies, and Juke Rockets Blues Band will provide the music.
Tickets for the event are $25 and can be reserved by calling 338-2344, from any habitat board member or stopping by the Mailloux and Marden Law Offices on High Street in Belfast.