Midcoast Area Events  

Friday June 23 - Thursday June 29


• Tom Albury at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. He plays locally inspired originals and covers of folk, blues and rock.

• “Paths of Glory,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Academy. The antiwar film stars Kirk Douglas.

• Reel Film Festival at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, three blockbuster Hollywood musicals projected on the screen from 35mm film prints: on Friday, “Cabaret” shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, “A Star Is Born” shown at 2 p.m. and “The Band Wagon” shown at 7 p.m. $12 per film. $30 for festival pass. FMI: rocklandstrand.com.

• Reception for Robin Brawn at Good Tern Co-op Cafe Gallery, Rockland, from 5-6 p.m. Mixed media collages by the artist from Belly Button Designs in Lincolnville are hanging at the co-op.

• Reception for Carol Wiley at Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5-7 p.m. Her work on display through July 10. She’ll be painting outside the gallery at the end of Route 131 on Sat., July 8.

• Fern Identification Walk in Camden, 10 a.m.-noon, Merryspring Nature Center. Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District hands out “Guide to Common Ferns of New England” and leads the walk to show that it is easier to ID ferns than most people might think. $10/$5 MNC members. Registration: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.

• Stuffed Animals Invited to Sleep Over at Rockport Library, 3 p.m. Kids are invited to a story time. Their stuffed animals are invited to spend the night at the library. When kids return the next day to pick up their friends, they’ll get a new picture book and photos that show what the animals did. Free; all ages.


• “Die In” Held by Midcoast Maine Indivisible in Rockland, noon-2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Square, Park & Main streets. The group resisting the Trump administration’s plan to strip 23 million people of health insurance invites you to join the protest meant to send a message to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

• Amateur Radio Field Days in Belfast, Saturday & Sunday at Troy Howard Middle School, Route 52. Waldo County Amateur Radio Association invites everyone to learn about “ham” radio communications and how to become a licensed operator. FMI: wcara.org.

• Sorcha Cribben-Merrill at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Songs and strumming by the artist whose third studio album, “Quiet,” came out last year.

• Reception to Open Andrew Winter Retrospective at Monhegan Museum, 4-6 p.m. “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island” hangs throughout September. FMI: monheganmuseum.org.

• “In the Garden” Opens at New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven, with an artists’ talk in Windy Way Barn at 4:30 p.m. and reception in main gallery from 5-7 p.m. The show of tapestries by Don Burns, botanical drawings by Curly Lieber and sculpture by Gail Savitz runs to July 12.

• Gala Reception at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, 5-8 p.m. CMCA celebrates the first year in its new building at 21 Winter St. and the opening of its 2017 summer exhibitions by Jenny Brillhart & Sara Stites, John Walker, and William Wegman - With refreshments and cake in the courtyard.

• Book/Bake Sale & Flea Market in Keag Village, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. South Thomaston Library holds it on the lawn of the little red schoolhouse at 8 Dublin Road. Rain date: July 1. You can still rent space for $5-$10, or donate books or baked goods: 594-7416.


• Medicinal Plant Walk at Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport, 10-11:30 a.m. Led by Melanie Scofield of Earthwalk School of Herbal Traditions. $10 per person/$15 per family. FMI: 617-755-8063earthwalkherbalschool.com.


• MoJO Opens Camden Library’s Free Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra plays in the Amphitheatre. Bring a blanket or chair.

• Frank Bang Band at Time Out Pub in Rockland, for the 7 p.m. Monday Night Blues show. $10 cover.

• Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. The focus all month will be on bird and plant combinations.

• Rockland Congregational Church to Serve Circle Supper, 5:30 p.m. Meatloaf, roasted potatoes, fresh veggies, coffee & tea, dessert. $9.


• “Wild Things” Author at Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, 5 p.m. Jaimee Wriston Colbert reads from her short story collection. Free.

• Maine Lobstermen’s Association President in South Thomaston, 6:30 p.m., Wessaweskeag Historical Society. Friends of the Weskeag invite everyone to hear from David Cousens about the impacts on lobstermen of the Trump administration’s budget rollbacks.

• Authors of “Weathering Shame” at Thomaston Public Library, 7 p.m. Free talk by social worker Linda Rota and her husband, former TV weatherman Kevin Mannix, on the book they cowrote about being children of alcoholics.

• Authors of “Friendship Matters” at Camden Library, 7 p.m. Psychologists Wendy Rapaport and Sandra Bernstein, who used their friendship as a case study for the book, on the power of friendship.

• Perennial Garden Design Class at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, noon. John Fromer tells how to design one from the ground up or improve an existing design. With tips on soil testing, ways to divide perennials, and combining color and texture for a vibrant garden. $5/free for MNC members.

• Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 and up (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: 4th of July celebrations.


• Talk on Maine’s Sea-Run Fishes, 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Award-winning scientific illustrator and conservation artist Karen Talbot on the natural history and past, present and future of Maine’s native sea-run fishes. Admission by donation.

• Lawn Concert with The Route 17 Ramblers, 6-7 p.m., rain or shine, at Rockport Masonic Center, 362 Main St. Bring a chair or blanket. Burger & dog plates with side, chips, drink, ice cream for $7. A hat is passed for the band.

• Reception to Open “Stan Moeller: From Montmartre to Monhegan,” from 2-4 p.m. at Monhegan’s Island Inn. Works by the artist who splits his time between Monhegan and Paris hang at The Lupine Gallery through Oct. 8

• Public Supper at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, yeast rolls, pies, beverages. $8 adults/$4 under 13.


• “The Granite Industry in St. George,” at St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road. Potluck 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., sculptor Steve Lindsay traces the story of midcoast quarrying and demos his stonecutting technique. St. George Historical Society invites you to either or both. FMI: 372-8893.

• Maine Women’s Storytelling Event at Camden Library, 6:30 p.m. The free public event features Meaghan Vigeant, owner of memoir service Stories to Tell; ZamZam Mohamud, liaison to Lewiston’s Somali community; and Kathleen Meil, 2016 candidate for Maine House District 94. Jesse Ellison, contributing editor to Down East magazine, moderates.

• “Where There Is Love...” Concert Series by VoXX: Voice of Twenty, the a cappella vocal ensemble performs sacred and secular songs at Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at Union Hall in Rockport at 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 by cash or check at the door. FMI: voiceoftwenty.com.

• Maine Premiere of “Almost Sunrise” at Rockland Library, 6:30 p.m. Screened in collaboration with the PBS nonfiction film series “POV,” it follows two friends who set out on a trek across the country to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them. Free.

 • Farmers’ Market Harbor Park, Rockland 8:30-1.



• Call for Artists: “Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife,” a juried show set to run in August at Maine Coastal Islands NWR, Rockland. Submit by July 29: mainecoastislands.org.

• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22.

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7. 

• Maine Media Gallery, Rockport. “A Keen Eye and Soft Focus: Pictorialism Revisited” by lensman Francis Orville Libby (1883–1961) and contemporary photographers. Through June 24.

• Early-Bird Prices on Camden Film Festival Passes, $165 All-Access Pass and $85 Festival Pass, until July 1: pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff.

• Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. • Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring Street, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Camden, 116 Washington St. (former tannery site), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. • Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. • Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. • Rockland, Harbor Park, Thursdays, 8:30-1.

Many Thanks to Dan at the Free Press for this list of events! freepressonline.com

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