Midcoast Area Events

Friday 18 May -

Thursday 24 May 2018

'Imagine all the people living life in peace'



• The Anderson Trio to Play Union Hall in Rockport, 6 p.m. Just coming off their Drama Desk-nominated show “Le Jazz Hot,” the trio puts on a Bay Chamber Concerts Music@Dusk performance of pieces by Ellington and others of his era. FMI: baychamberconcerts.org.

• Sara Gray and Kieron Means at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The mother-son duo play Americana, old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns.

• “Grit and Grace III: Unleashed, The Next Generation” Dance Performance, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Camden Opera House. Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions presents its 6th annual student showcase. $15 advance tix: kineticenergyalive.com. $17 at the door.

• Abbe Museum Indian Market Kicks Off in Bar Harbor, Friday-Monday. Join 70 Native American artists and performers from 40 Nations from across the U.S. and Canada at the museum’s inaugural market on the Village Green. The event will also include a fashion show, film festival, storytelling, dancing, music, and comedy. Schedule: abbemuseum.org.


• Book Signing with “Ditch the City and Go Country” Author, 10 a.m.-noon, Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden. Alissa Hessler signs her Macmillan Press book subtitled “How to Master the Art of Rural Life From a Former City Dweller.”

• “Bells by the Bay” Handbell Concert at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Penobscot Bay Ringers perform in the Reading Room. Cellist Joan Welsh of Rockport and pianist Susan Jones of Union will accompany the ringers on some pieces. By donation to benefit the library.

• Fundraising Dinner and Dance at St. George Grange Hall, Wiley’s Corner, 5:30-9 p.m. Tuscan theme, Mediterranean appetizers, dinner and dessert catered by Bells and Whistles, wine and beer on sale, and music by Trois en Vol and Extension Chords to raise funds for Midcoast Music Academy. $75 tix: Rock City Cafe, Rockland; midcoastmusicacademy.com and at MMA; or door.


• 3rd Annual Bay Chamber Music School Play-a-Thon, 1-5 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Students, faculty and friends will play all genres. Everyone is invited to stop by and stay as long as they wish. Refreshments and raffle prizes.

• “Broadway Favorites with Michael Lund,” 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Join Lund for the first in a three-part series on the music and history of great Broadway shows.

• Glory Bound Gospel Concert in Rockland, 4 p.m., Crossroads Church of the Nazarene. Park behind the church on Jefferson Street. All welcome. Refreshments served. FMI: 701-8338.


• Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. All materials provided. This week: Migratory birds and warblers.

• Spruce Head Community Hall and Historical Association Potluck, 6 p.m. Bring a casserole, salad, or dessert, plus a place setting. Beverages will be provided. Copies of “From Our Home to Yours: A Spruce Head Cookbook” will be for sale. Copies are $20 and all proceeds go toward upkeep of the community hall. FMI: 594-5961.• “Recollections: Growing Up on the East Side of Belfast,” 7 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Deborah Nowers of Wawenoc Chapter–Maine Geneaological Society tells the story of Sadie May Robbins Stinson Galego, who was born in 1900 on her grandparents’ farm on Back Searsport Road, wrote her life story at age 94, and died at the age of 108. Nowers bases her program on that manuscript. Everyone is welcome at the free Belfast Historical Society program.

• “HEY – H.E.Y. for Hollywood” in Damariscotta, at Lincoln Theater. For the ninth season, the H.E.Y. (Hearts Ever Young) cast of local seniors performs in an original production of song, dance and comedy. Curtain at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 22 & 29. $10 suggested.


• “Maine’s Native Fishes – A State Resource Worth Conserving,” noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Scientific illustrator Karen Talbot will discuss her artistic process in capturing the beauty of river herring, Arctic char and others, while elaborating on their conservation statuses. $5; members free.

• On the Water” Open Poetry Reading at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Belfast Poet Laureate Thomas Moore hosts the free event. Come early to sign up if you want to read, or just come to listen. Moore suggests participants write a new poem about sailing or lobstering or gulls or skating or kayaking or a tide pool – or read an old favorite.

• “How to be Zero Waste and Plastic Free,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Claire Weinberg, the mother in the mother-daughter seaweed skin care business Dulse & Rugosa, shares her journey and tells how you can take simple, “do-able” steps to reduce your use of plastic.

• “Bird Finding in Georgetown: Owls to Warblers,” 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. Ted Allen of Merrymeeting Audubon will share anecdotes and information about Georgetown’s birds and where you are likely to see them. He will be joined by Ruth Indrick of Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. Free and open to the public.


• Student Art Showcase at Oceanside High School, Rockland, 6-8 p.m. The Visual and Performing Arts Night student showcase will raise funds for art supplies, musical instruments and the theater program. Throw your loose change into a bass drum for admission.

• Talk on Sailing a Replica Viking Ship, 6 p.m., The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main St., Rockland. Terry Moore talks about retracing Leif Erikson’s voyage of discovery to the New World aboard the ship build by Apprenticeshop graduate Rob Stevens. $10 suggested donation.

• “To Sail Beyond the Sunset” Author at Lincolnville Community Library, 7 p.m. Susan St. John talks about her years as a sea instructor at Outward Bound School. Free.


• “Planet Ocean,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. The 2012 documentary explains some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries, while reinforcing how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with the oceans. Free.

• “Call Me Pollyanna” at Camden Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Members of Midcoast Women Collective Voices tell stories with a focus on positive thinking. Minister and bestselling author Kate Braestrup, Heidi Neal of Loyal Biscuit, and metalsmith Cara Romano will be featured. A Q&A caps the evening. Free.

• “Science with Poetry,” Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth. Author and environmentalist Sandra Steingraber will speak on the legacy and lessons of Rachel Carson. Meet her at a 5:30 p.m. reception with complimentary wine, beer and appetizers, followed by her 7 p.m. program. $24 tix: ourhealthyfuture.org. Presentation-only tix $15, or $12 for Maine Audubon members: maineaudubon.org.


• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Jacob Hessler + Richard Blanco | Boundaries,” through May 27. “KJ Shows: Portrait of an Artist,” through June 3. “John Moore: Resonance,” through June 17.

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero,” through Apr. 1. “Jamie Wyeth: The Kennedy Studies,” through Apr. 1. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7. “An-drew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” through Oct. 21.

• Appleton Library: • Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids of all ages.

• Belfast Free Library: • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.

• Camden Library: • Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.

• Carver Library, Searsport: • Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

• Gibbs Library, Washington: • Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.

• Liberty Library: • Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and odder kids welcome if not disruptive.

• Palermo Library: • Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. • Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Rockland Public Library: • Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. • Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Rockport Library: • Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.

• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays. • Book Babies, Wednesdays. • Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.

• Thomaston Library: • Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. • Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. • Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

• Vose Library, Union: • Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.

• Waldoboro Library: • Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.

• Warren Library: • Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.

• Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

• Free Infant Playgroup, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St., Camden. Newborns-22 months. FMI: 236-4225, peopleplacecoop.org.

• La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Breast-feeding support group. Babies welcome. Free.

• Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church, Warren. Free used clothing, newborn-size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.



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Thanks to Dan at the Free Press for the Info!