WALDOBORO, Maine — A portion of Route 32 in Waldoboro will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in order for Maine Department of Transportation maintenance crews to replace a failing culvert. Crews will replace a culvert approximately 3 miles south of route 1, just south of the Ledges Circle and Dutch Neck Road intersection. Traffic will be directed onto Ledges Circle in order to bypass the area. For information, call 624-3030.
Living History Encampment scheduled in Castine
CASTINE, Maine — Along Penobscot Bay in the 1690s: A Living History Encampment Experience with host Ken Hamilton beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and running through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Wilson Museum in Castine. Throughout the weekend, a team of re-enactors will eat, sleep and live as though it’s the 1690s, recreating a French and Native American encampment on the Museum’s picturesque grounds overlooking Castine Harbor. This type of gathering was common during King William’s War when French and Native forces frequently coordinated at Pentagoet in Castine awaiting French supply ships. This living history demonstration will include 17th century equipment and clothing reproductions and an informal discussion on the history and culture of the period.
The program is free and open to the public. During the weekend, the museum will be open during its regularly scheduled hours: 2-5 p.m. For information, contact the Wilson Museum 326-9247 or www.wilsonmuseum.org.
Museum to test Maine trivia in Castine
CASTINE, Maine — So you think you know Maine — but do you really? Test your Maine trivia knowledge during a lively rendition of the museum’s very own mock game show “Mainly Maine,” 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Wilson Museum in Castine. Visitors will be divided into teams for fast-paced trivia. Objects from the Museum’s collection will be used to enhance some of the questions. After the game, celebrate the final Discover with Darren program of the summer with Maine-themed refreshments.
Family members of all ages are welcome to join us for this free program. Parental involvement is required for children under the age of six. Space is limited, pre-register by calling 326-9247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WERU, Blue Hill library team up for story-telling event
BLUE HILL, Maine — WERU-FM and the Blue Hill Public Library invite the public to take part in an evening of story-telling titled “The WERU Story Forum: Blue Hill” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the library.
The event will be hosted by Rob McCall, producer of Awanadjo Almanack on WERU, author, and long-time pastor of the Blue Hill Congregational Church. Story-telling has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with radio shows and even “story slams” devoted to the art.
Come and share your memories and stories about Blue Hill, past and present. What makes Blue Hill special? What is it like to live here? How has it changed over the years? What stories did your grandparents tell about the place? Stories will be recorded for broadcast on WERU, and for the library to keep for future generations.
For information, call 469-5515 or email Amy Browne at email@example.com.
Blue Hill Library to hold author reading
BLUE HILL, Maine — Portland author Sarah Braunstein will read from her new book, “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Blue Hill Public Library. The novel follows the intertwining stories of three young people who go missing. As it progresses, the interconnections become more apparent along with “clues about the missing girl whose face looks out from telephone poles and billboards.”
This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing. For information, call 374-5515.
Chicken B-B-Q supper on tap in Dennysville
DENNYSVILLE, Maine — A Chicken B-B-Q Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Parish Hall on Route 86 in Dennysville. Sponsored by the Fund Raising Committee of the Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church, the supper’s menu will consist of barbecue chicken, baked potatoes, cole slaw, peas, corn, rolls, beverages, desserts and ice cream. The prices is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Blue Hill Blue Hill library to present interior designer slide show
BLUE HILL, Maine — Interior designer Tracy Winthrop will give a talk and slide show, “Living Better In Your Space,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Blue Hill Public Library. The presentation will focus on ways to make small changes in your home that will result in a happier, better living environment. Working from the assumption that pleasing and functional environments enhance people’s lives, Winthrop will demonstrate that even small improvements can result in big changes.
This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For information, call 374-5515.
Thomaston gallery to hold opening reception for NY artist
THOMASTON, Maine — Haynes Galleries is pleased to present “Burt Silverman: Painter of People & Places,” a selection of figurative and landscape work with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and will be on view through Sept. 8, at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., in Thomaston. The event is free and open to the public.
Silverman, a native New Yorker, made his mark as a realist in an art scene dominated by Abstract Expressionists. He got his start as an illustrator — his work has appeared in Time and The New Yorker — but years ago, he “fell in love with the landscape of the human face, where all the emotional states of life are to be found.” Portraiture became his passion, and he is one of the founders of the Portrait Society of America.
For information, call 354-605 or 615-429-1727 or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.
Haynes Gallery to host a conversation with Peter Poskas
THOMASTON, Maine — Haynes Galleries is pleased to host a conversation with Peter Poskas, a master of contemporary American realism from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. in Thomaston. The event is free and open to the public.
The conversation complements Poskas’ landscape show “Timeless Places,” on view through Aug. 31. Poskas’ canvases are an ode to rural living — gritty winter scenes in the farmlands of New England and the tranquility of a coastal Maine summer. For information, call 354-0605 or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.
Brooks Park Boosters membership drive scheduled for Aug. 28
BROOKS, Maine — The members and officers of the Brooks Park Boosters invite the public to a
Sunday social and membership drive 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Brooks Community Park, located on Route 139 (Purple Heart Highway) in Brooks.
The afternoon will kick off with coffee, a variety of homemade desserts and good conversation, followed by a discussion led by Boosters’ president Frank Champa regarding the details and responsibilities of club membership.
For information, call Frank Champa at 722-3893 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson Museum to host pickling session
CASTINE, Maine — The Wilson Museum’s Kitchen Traditions series will host the time-honored tradition of pickling with director Patty Hutchins at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the historic John Perkins House on Perkins Street in Castine. Admission is $5 and will include a guided tour of the Perkins House. For information, call 326-9247 or visit www.wilsonmuseum.org.
Schoodic International Sculptue Symposium to hold supper
BLUE HILL, Maine — The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium educational supper at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the Blue Hill Consolidated School’s cafeteria. There is no cover charge for this event and all are welcome to bring a salad, casserole, beans or dessert. Meet the founder of the symposium and local sculptor Jesse Salisbury along with other internationally renowned artists from Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. who are creating public art for 6 Downeast towns this summer.
For information, call Mindy Marshuetz at 374-3858.
Historical society to meet Aug. 24 in Castine
CASTINE, Maine — The Castine Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at its site on the Castine Common. The Society’s featured speaker is board member Lynn Parsons, history professor emeritus of SUNY College at Brockport, co-editor of the Castine Visitor and full-time Castine resident in retirement. The topic of professor Parson’s talk is “More than Homes and Meeting Houses: A few Sidelights on the Private History of Castine.” The evening is free and open to the public.
For information, call 326-4118 or visit castinehistoricalsociety.org.
Peabody Library receives grant from King foundation
JONESPORT, Maine — The days of storing books in a damp cellar reached by a set of rickety stairs will soon be over for Peabody Memorial Library in Jonesport, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.
The Moosabec-area library applied for the grant this spring, citing the need for a storage system, a book lift, and a fire-safety exit for the basement. Currently, transferring items to and from storage requires manually carrying them up or down a winding set of wooden stairs which are the basement’s only exit.
When completed, the renovation project will include a library work area, a book storage area and storage for other supplies and equipment. A book lift to transfer library materials up and down stairs also will be installed, and a second exit will be constructed.
Peabody Memorial Library serves townspeople in Jonesport, Beals and Addison with more than 100 children’s programs each year, Music in the Library summer concerts, and Art in the Library exhibits and receptions. The library also hosts the Jonesport Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Literacy Volunteers, community book discussions and many other groups and events.
This is Peabody Memorial Library’s second King Foundation grant. Funds received in 2006 helped the privately owned nonprofit to add a new wing.
Architecture talk to be held Aug. 25 in Eastport
EASTPORT, Maine — The annual architecture talk at The Tides Institute and Museum of Art will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.
“A Building and a Book” with Kiel Moe, architect, and assistant professor of architectural technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design also will include commentary by Jon Calame, principal, Minerva Partners on Thermal Efficiency at Eastport.
Moe has been named the 2011 American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Award recipient. This significant honor recognizes Moe’s outstanding teaching, research, writing and building practice centered on the problems of thermal efficiency. Also in 2011, Moe was awarded the Architectural League of New York’s Prize for Young Architects based on his groundbreaking work.
His talk will address how his design research oscillates between the production of buildings and books with the research behind his books directly informing the design and construction of his buildings.
Midcoast Carbon Challenge to be launched Aug. 24
CAMDEN, Maine—Midcoast Future Homemakers, sponsored by the Green Sneakers Project, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, is launching a community Carbon Challenge 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Camden Library. The challenge is designed to create awareness of energy consumption and solutions to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging locals to challenge each other to lower their carbon footprint. The event will include activities as well as a presentation by Green Sneakers, and is open to the public.