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Midcoast summer calendar

Posted June 19, 2012, at 3:52 p.m.

Concerts, lighthouses, and windjammers dominate the Midcoast calendar this summer.

June 22-23: Climb the towers at various Midcoast lighthouses during the popular Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, sponsored by Friends of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. For more information, call (207) 542-7574 or log onto www.rocklandlighthouse.com.

June 23, 8-10:30 p.m.: Music Among Friends, a concert celebrating the retirement of Thomas Wolf, artistic director of Bay Chamber Concerts, will take place at the Rockport Opera House.

June 30: The Maine Home & Design Show will take place at Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport.

July 4: Independence Day festivities in Thomaston will include a pancake breakfast, an 11 a.m. parade, a horseshoe tournament, firecracker races, a chicken barbecue, and a fireworks display.

July 6: The Great Schooner Race will feature more than 20 tall ships competing in a race that starts at Camden and proceeds across Penobscot Bay. For more information, call (207) 236-2323 or log onto www.maineschooners.com.

July 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Our Neighbors’ Gardens, a tour of 10 local gardens, sponsored by the Friends of the Rockland Public Library. For more information, call (207) 594-0310 or log onto www.rocklandlibrary.org.

July 7-8, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., daily: ’50s & ’60s Car Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show at the Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head.

July 11, 12 noon: Free concert featuring Martin Gibson at Camden Amphitheatre, Camden.

July 11, 7 p.m.: Readings will highlight Maine poets Linda Buckmaster, Jacob Fricke, Elizabeth Garber, Ellen Goldsmith, and Leonore Hildebrandt, at the Whitehall Inn, 52 High St., Camden.

July 12, 8 p.m.: Experience “Vienna — City of Music: as musicians perform works by Mozart and Schubert at the Rockport Opera House. For more information, call (207) 236-2823 or log onto www.baychamberconcerts.org.

July 13, 6 and 8:15 p.m.: Experience “Vienna — City of Music: as musicians perform works by the masters at the Farnsworth Wyeth Center, Rockland. For more information, call (207) 236-2823 or log onto www.baychamberconcerts.org.

July 14-15, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., daily: The Ragged Mountain Fat Tire Festival will feature mountain bicyclists converging on the Camden Snow Bowl, Camden.

July 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Camden Snow Bowl chairlift will be open to the public.

July 14, 2-4 p.m.: Visit windjammers moored at North End Shipyard and Windjammer Wharf in Rockland. The ships open to public tours are the American Eagle, the Heritage, the Isaac H. Evans, the Nathaniel Bowditch, and the Stephen Taber.

July 14-15: Bring a mountain bike to the Camden Snow Bowl and participate in the Ragged Mountain Fat Tire Festival. For more information, log onto www.camdensnowbowl.com.

July 14-15: The North Atlantic Blues Festival will feature more than 15 nationally and internationally known blues artists performing at Harbor Park, Rockland. For more information, call (207) 593-1189.

July 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sponsored by the Georges River Land Trust, the 21st Gardens in the Watershed Tour will encompass seven country gardens in Rockland and Spruce Head. For more information, call (207) 594-5166 or log onto www.grlt.ogr.

July 18, 12 noon- 2 p.m.: Free concert featuring Jim Gallant at Camden Amphitheatre, Camden.

July 19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: The 65th Annual House & Garden Tour will encompass various places in Camden and Rockport. For more information, call (207) 236-8690 or log onto www.camdengardenclub.com.

July 19, 8 p.m.: Enjoy “An Evening of Mendelssohn” at the Rockport Opera House.

July 19-21: Friendship Sloop Days will feature races off Rockland Harbor and tours of historic Friendship sloops moored at Harbor Park, Rockland.

July 20-22: “A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience” will be performed at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden.

July 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: The 32nd Annual Camden-Rockport Antiques Show & Sale will take place at Camden Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport.

July 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily: Summer Harbor Arts Show at Harbor Park, Camden.

July 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: The 32nd Annual Camden-Rockport Antiques Show & Sale will take place at Camden Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport.

July 25, 12 noon-2 p.m.: Free concert featuring David Dodson at Camden Amphitheatre, Camden.

July 25, 8 p.m.: Emeline Michel, the “Reigning Queen of Haitian Song,” will perform at the Strand Theatre, Rockland. For more information, call (207) 236-2823 or log onto www.baychamberconcerts.org.

July 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Guided walk to sites associated with Edna St. Vincent Millay, departing from the Whitehall Inn, 52 High St., Camden.

July 26, 8 p.m.: “The Great Beethoven Sonatas” will be performed at the Rockport Opera House, Rockport.

July 29, 9 a.m.-12 noon: Megunticook Lake Race at Barrett’s Cove Beach Park, Camden. For more information, call (207) 236-3438 or email info@camdensnowbowl.com.

Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Merryspring Annual Kitchen Tour of eight unique kitchens in Camden, Lincolnville, and Rockport. For more information, call (207) 236-2239 or log onto www.merryspring.org.

Aug. 1, 12 noon-2 p.m.: Free concert featuring Stefan Law at Camden Amphitheatre, Camden.

Aug. 1, 6 p.m.: PBS antique expert Leigh Keno will speak at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden.

Aug. 4-5, 9a.m.-5 p.m., daily: Wings & Wheels Spectacular and Aerobatic Air Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head.

Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: Folksinger John Gorka will perform at the Camden Opera House.

Aug. 8, 12 noon-2 p.m.: Free concert featuring The Cause at Camden Amphitheatre, Camden.

Aug. 8, 3-6 p.m.: Guided walk to sites associated with Edna St. Vincent Millay, departing from the Whitehall Inn, 52 High St., Camden.

Aug. 10-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., daily: 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbor Show at Harbor Park and Buoy Park, Rockland.

Aug. 10, 8 p.m.: The Camden Civic Theatre will perform “The Fantasticks” at the Camden Opera House.

Aug. 15, 12 noon-2 p.m.: Free concert featuring Bob Stuart at Camden Amphitheatre, Camden.

Aug. 22, 7-11 p.m.: An evening of Edna St. Vincent Millay poetry and music, Whitehall Inn, Camden.

Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.: 35th Annual New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head.

Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Chairlift rides at the Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden.

Aug. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.: Moonlight Nature Walk with educator Hildy Ellis at Fernald’s Neck Preserve, 101 Mt. Battie St., Lincolnville.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Camden Windjammer Festival, featuring boat parades, demonstrations, and a fireworks display, with events taking place at Camden Harbor and in downtown Camden. For more information, call (207) 236-4404 or log onto www.camdenwindjammerfestival.com.

Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Designing Women Fine Art & Craft Show at First Congregational Church, Elm Street, Camden.

Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: 16th Annual West Bay Rotary Chowder Challenge at Camden Public Landing, Camden.

Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Chairlift rides at the Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden.

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