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Beacon calendar Oct. 27

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 Art of Mapping” through Nov. 30, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. 338-6575.

BELFAST — Marc Leavitt’s art studio opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 4, 153 Main St.upstairs.

CAMDEN — John Wood, Artist of the Month, through Oct. 30, Picker Room, Camden Public Library. Watercolor paintings. 236-3440

ROCKLAND — Farnsworth Art Museum exhibition, “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places,” held over through Jan. 15, museum’s Morehouse Wing.

ROCKLAND — “Acrylics: Drinks and Art,more than 15 acrylic paintings by artist DiTa (Patricia Ondek), Ripples Inn at the Harbor Hallway Gallery, 16 Pleasant St.

UNITY — “The Art of Recycle,” featuring found object assemblages by sculptor Wally Warren through Nov. 30, Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road, Unity College. Opening reception to meet the artist, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

WISCASSET — Maine Art Gallery annual Member’s Exhibit, through Nov. 20. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. Includes tribute in memory of artists William Shevis of Camden and Stephen Howard of Newcastle, and gallery member and illustrator C.V. Smith signing copies of “A Swift River Anthology” by playwright Dorothy Johnson. 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.

CAMDEN — Infant-toddler group, birth to 22 months and parent or caregiver, 3-5 p.m. Mondays, Peopleplace, 69 Union St. Sensory play, water play, songs, stories, snacks and socialization. 236-4225.

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 — Book launch and party for Melissa Sweet’s children’s book, “Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 5, Rockport Opera House. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Sponsored by Rockport Public Library. 236-3642.

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 — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street.

OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Garden Club, 9:45 a.m. Nov. 2, Owls Head Community Building. Speaker, Cindy Tibbetts, “The Clematis Lady,” 10:30 a.m. 594-9757.

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

ROCKPORT — Rockport Chess Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Rockport Public Library. All-ages drop-in group.

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

WALDO — Waldo County Extension Association, 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday, University of Maine Extension, 992 Waterville Road. 800-287-1426 or

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

Fairs, fundraisers

BELFAST — Waldo County Community Resources Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the First Church, 8 Court St. Free. Open to all. Sponsored by First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, in conjunction with Social Justice committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church and Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County. Judy Williams, 338-1852.

BROOKS — Hunters breakfast, 5-7:30 a.m. Oct. 29, Harvest Home Grange, Route 7. $6, $4 children 15 and under. Benefits Words for Thirds, a Grange dictionary project for third-graders.

MONROE — Monroe Community Church Candy Cane Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29, at the church, Route 139. Lunch available. Food, crafts, etc.

OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Garden Club bake sale, noon Oct. 29, Owls Head Community Building. Children wearing Halloween costumes will receive a treat. Benefits annual scholarship and club projects. 594-9757.

OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum Great Fall Auction and Flea Market, Oct. 30, at the museum. Flea market and auction review, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Oct. 29. silent auction, 8 a.m., live auction 9:30 a.m. Big ticket items up for bid, noon. Free admission to museum throughout the weekend. Auction donations accepted through Oct. 27. 594-4418.

ROCKLAND — The King’s Closet, clothing closet, open to those in need, 9-11 a.m. p.m. Saturdays. Grace Bible Fellowship Church office, 596-7117. Clothing in closet is free.

ROCKLAND — Octoberfest 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29, at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. baked goods, handmade knitted items and crafts, raffle for 10 pounds of live lobsters. Raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5 at the church office or day of fair. Morning coffee and lunch. 594-8656.

WALDOBORO — Fall craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29, Waldoboro United Methodist Church, 95 Friendship St. Jean M. B. Lawrence signing copies of “Citizens Who Heard the Call to Political Service: Waldoboro, Maine 1773-2010.” Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Door prizes every hour. Proceeds from table rentals support campers at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop. Table rental fee, $20. 832-5556, 832-7434.


BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series, 7 p.m., Abbott Room, at the library, 106 High St.: Free.


BELFAST — Haunted Walk, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29, Troy Howard Middle School. Very scary, parents may want to accompany children under 12. Concession stand, movies. $5. Benefits fun for eighth-grade field trip or event. Tina,; Anne,; 342-2170; or Lisa, 589-3004.

LIBERTY — Community Halloween Festival hosted by town of Liberty, local businesses, organizations and residents, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Town Office. Costume dance 9-11p.m. Hayrides — haunted and haunt-free — games, carved pumpkin contest and more. Open to all.

WASHINGTON — Halloween Open House 4-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Chewonki program about predators in Maine, 6 p.m. Includes live animals. Attendees invited to wear costumes. Free and open to all. 845-2663.

WASHINGTON — Haunted Trail at 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Washington Manor, Razorville Road. Lots of treats and a scary outdoor walk with creepy characters and spooky surprises. Open to all.


ROCKLAND — Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, St. Bernard’s Church, Broadway. Tearoom sweets and sandwich luncheon. Decorations, baked goods, books, arts and crafts.

UNION — Winterberry Fair, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, People’s United Methodist Church, off the Common on Depot Street. Christmas ornaments and crafts, baked goods, candies and preserves, handmade gifts, attic treasures, holiday greenery, brunch cafe and more. 785-4114 and leave a message.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — James Eric Francis Sr., Penobscot Nation tribal historian and director of the nation’s Culture and Historic Preservation Department, speaking on Henry David Thoreau’s visit to Maine and his Penobscot guides on the Wabanaki Trail., 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Free and open to all. Donations accepted. 338-2222.

CAMDEN — Brown Bag Lunch Series, “Outsmarting Investment Fraud,” with Pat Jones and Rosemary Weymouth, noon, Oct. 28, Camden Public Library. 236-3440.

ROCKLAND — Author Bill Bunting, “Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships,” 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 596-0200.

ROCKLAND — “The Glaciation in Earth History,” slide talk by geologist and Appleton resident Sid Quarrier, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310.


BELFAST — The Simmering Pot community supper, 2:30-6 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational Church. Eat in or take out. No charge, donation accepted. 374-2891.

FRANKFORT — All you can eat turkey supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 29, Frankfort Congregational Church. $8, $3.50 children, free to preschoolers.

FREEDOM — Turkey supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 5, Freedom Congregational Church Hall. $7, $3 children 12 and under, free to children 3 and under. Hall is Handicapped accessible. Benefits church projects.

JACKSON — Beef stew and corn chowder hunter’s supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 12, Jackson Community Center. Admission by donation at the door. Benefits church fund to purchase food for Thanksgiving baskets. Building is 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.

SOUTH MONTVILLE — New Life Community Church food pantry, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, at the church, Route 173 next to Choate Road. Bread, fresh fruits, vegetables. Open to those of all communities.

WASHINGTON — Hunters breakfast, 4:30-8:30 a.m.Oct. 29, Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220. $6, $3 children. 845-3045.


BELFAST — Jazz Jam, play or listen, 3-5 p.m. third Sunday of each month, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. 338-2222.

NORTHPORT — Emma’s revolution concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Blue Goose Center, 1184 Atlantic Highway. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Suitable for all ages. Purchase advance tickets online at and 401-421-7970.

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

ROCKLAND — Tibetan Singing Bowls concert with Lori LeBlanc, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310.

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

UNITY — Master’s Blend Coffeehouse with bluegrass group Wylde Blue Yonder, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Unity Community Center. Free and open to all. Coffeehouse is ministry outreach of Quaker Hill Christian Church in Unity. Pastor Mike Senecal at 491-5080 or

UNITY — Tremolino, Fado music of Portugal, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Meal precedes concert. Concert and meal, $25, Concert only $10. Benefits Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. Tickets available at land trust office, Main Street. 948-7469.

WALDOBORO — A celebration Concert for Veterans, God, and Country, 3 p.m. Nov. 6, Waldoboro United Methodist Church, 95 Friendship St. Free and open to all.


BROOKS — “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 11 p.m. Oct. 29, Marsh River Theater, Route 139. $10. 722-4110.

CAMDEN — “Finding the Doorbell,” a one-woman show with Cindy Pierce, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Camden Opera House. Humor about human sexuality. Advance tickets, $20, $30 with post-show meet-greet at Zaddik’s; $25 general admission tickets at the door night of show. Advance tickets, 236-4225.

CAMDEN — The Everyman Repertory Theatre presentation “God of Carnage” written by Yasmina Reza, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19, and 25-26, and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 and 27, Camden Opera House, Elm Street. $20, $10 seniors and children. 236-0173.

ROCKPORT — Camden Hills Regional High School production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” 7 p.m.Nov. 10-12, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, and 7 p.m. Nov. 17-19, Strom Auditorium. Advance ticket sales, $12 reserved seating; $10 and $6 general admission; $15, $12 and $8 at the door. Special discount family night show, 6 p.m. Nov. 16. $5 general admission. 236-7800, ext. 282.

WALDOBORO — Waldo Youth Theatre: “Mulan,” 7 p.m. Oct. 29, and 2 p.m. Oct. 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.

CAMDEN — Open House, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Coastal Opportunities, Limerock Street Tours and presentations about services the agency provides.

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