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Beacon calendar Aug. 25

By done, Special to the BDN

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.


Mail: The Beacon Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402


BELFAST — Weekly Belfast Art Walk, 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 26, downtown. Music by Lincoln Blake, interpretive dance by Shana Bloomstein.

BELFAST — “Egypt,” photographs by Megan Marsanskis, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2, in conjunction with free monthly wine tasting. 338-2532.

CAMDEN — Designing Women fine art and craft show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 3, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Luncheon, desserts. Admission by $2 donation. 785-4796.

MARTINSVILLE — Charles DuBack, “Now and Then: Charles DuBack Past and Present,” through Oct. 20; and “8 in the BAG,” celebrating the eighth anniversary of the gallery with the best works of 2011, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road. Opening reception for both shows, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26. 372-9996.

PORT CLYDE — Barbara Ernst Prey exhibit, “Open Spaces,” through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Blue Water Fine Arts, Main St. 372-8087.

ROCKLAND — “Archetype V,” works by 24 local artists, through Sept. 3, Lincoln Street Center for the Arts.

ROCKLAND — “CRAFTS of the Land and Sea,” through Oct. 21, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 26. 596-0701.

ROCKPORT — Photographs of Lisa Tyson Ennis, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. Opening 5 p.m. Aug. 27. 230-7225.

THOMASTON — “Burt Silverman: Painter of People and Places, through Sept. 8, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. 354-0605.

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

THOMASTON — Works by photographer Neil Shively, through Sept. 5, Thomaston Public Library.

THOMASTON — UN art ambassador from Nigeria sharing information about his art and offering a free painting class, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 28, Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler St. Refreshments and art supplies provided.

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 — Benefit exhibit, works by Impressionist Candasa Edwards Epstein, September, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. Reception, 3-6 p.m. Sept. 10. 882-7511.

WISCASSET — Maine Art Gallery’s Sidewalk Art Sale, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Wiscasset Town Dock. 882-7511.

WISCASSET — Workshop in Traditional Portraiture with Mary Cupp, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27-28, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. Professional model both days. $150. Reservations, 882-7511.

WISCASSET — “The Scent of Flowers,” through Sept. 18, 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.

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.

ROCKPORT — Tea and Puppets Playgroups, 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 2, Ashwood Waldorf School, Park Street. For children 18 months-3 years. Free. 236-8021,

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.


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

ROCKPORT — Parenting workshop, “Loving Discipline for Your 2- to 6-Year-Old: A Gentle, Yet Effective Approach,” 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park St. 236-8021.


CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: Fifth Tuesday Social, Aug. 30. 691-4893.

CAMDEN — Camden Garden Club, Carol Yee, 10 a.m. Aug. 25, Congregational Church, Elm Street. Business meeting 9 a.m., coffee and tea 9:45 a.m. Free, open to all.

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 Horton’s. Frank, 975-2433, or

UNITY— Unity Area Rotary Club, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli, 215 Depot St.


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 Oddfellows building). Free, donation toward space rental appreciated. No dances in August.

ROCKPORT — Contradance, with fiddler Hope Hoffman, banjo-guitar player Putnam Smith, caller Pat Tognoni, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, Simonton Corners. No partner or experience necessary; all dances taught. Free water, snacks. All ages, free admission for young children.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BELFAST — Craft, bake and yard sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 27, American Legion, 143 Church St.

Benefits scholarship fund. Tables available to rent, $10. 338-1892,

BROOKS — Country View Golf Club Tournament, Sept. 10, sponsored by FUTURE SAD3. Registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, door prizes. Information and registration forms, 948-2644 or 342-5993.

CAMDEN — Indoor book sale, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 28, Camden Public Library.

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.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Auction to benefit Stockton Springs Church steeple repair, 3 p.m. Aug. 27, Stockton Springs Elementary School. Mark Bradstreet, auctioneer. Preview, 2 p.m. To donate items, Marion Fisher, 567-4040.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays. Free. “A Fish Called Wanda,” Aug. 28.

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

THOMASTON — Friends of Thomaston Public Library film series. Free, donations appreciated. “12 Angry Men,” Aug. 26. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

CAMDEN — Reading by poet Dave Morrison, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Brown Bag Lunch series: “Basic Investing,” with Alyson B. Cummings, investment education manager for the State of Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Office of Securities, noon Aug. 26, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Tom Marshall, author of “Make the World Your Second Home: A Travel and Second Home Alternative,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Talk on orchids by Robert Cleveland, noon Aug. 30, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Free to Merryspring members and children, $5 others. 236-2239.

CUSHING — “An In-Home Alternative to Assisted Living,” with Dr. Allan Teel of Full Circle America, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Cushing Community Center.

ROCKLAND — Slide talk on the history of harvesting seaweed for marine colloids by Parker Laite, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Rockland Public Library.

SEARSPORT — Novelist Beth Gutcheon at Meet the Author and book-signing event, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Left Bank Books, 21 E. Main St. 548-6400.

THOMASTON — Conversation with artist Peter Poskas, 2 p.m. Aug. 27, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St.


BELFAST — Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. Sept. 3, Belfast United Methodist Church. $7, $3.50 children 5 to12, free to children under 5.

FREEDOM — Roast pork supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 3, Freedom Congregational Church. $7, $3 children 12 and under, free to children under 3. Benefits church projects. Handicapped accessible.

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.

ROCKLAND — Church supper, 5 p.m. Aug. 27, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 156 Lakeview Drive. $7.50, $3.50 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.

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


BELFAST — Belfast Historical Society and Museum, 10 Market St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. Free. 338-9229.

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’ citizens, 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 — 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. 25, Riptyde, Money Down, Beaver Street; Sept. 1, Odlaw, corner High and Main streets.

CAMDEN — Bluegrass gospel band Northern Breeze, 7 p.m. Aug. 28, John Street United Methodist Church. To benefit 63 Washington Street assisted-living facility.

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

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

ROCKLAND — Bay Chamber Concerts: “First Chair All Stars — Mostly Brahms,” 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $40, $30, $8. 236-2823.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts: “Timeless Treasures,” 8 p.m. Aug. 25, Rockport Opera House. $40, $30, $8. 236-2823.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts: “First Chair All Stars — Season Finale,” 8 p.m. Sept. 1, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30, $8. 236-2823.

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, counter tenor 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 — Humorist Tim Sample, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. $10. 236-4406.

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 — 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.

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

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