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Quasimodal Chorus Spring Concert April 2 at Camden Public Library

March 23, 2017

Camden’s vaunted and venerable Quasimodal Chorus will return to the Camden Public Library for a spring performance on Sunday afternoon, April 2, at 2:00 pm, in the Reading Room. The Quasimodal Chorus will be joined in the performance by The January Men and Then Some and The Mill Street Irregulars. The music will range from challenging Balkan pieces in 7/8 time such as “I Dumaj, Zlato” to long-time favorites such as James Taylor’s “Lonesome Road.” More...

April Coffeehouse at Camden Public Library April 6

March 23, 2017

Sara Grey and Kieron Means will offer their “Western Song” musical saga at the Camden Public Library Coffeehouse on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 pm. Admission is only $10 at the door. This presentation is a unique look at songs in the oral tradition of people who migrated into the Panhandle, the Great Plains, and the Western States. “There was so much happening in the west between the 1800s and the 1920s,” says Sara, “and songs evolved to reflect all this activity, including the gold rush, the outlaws, the ranchers, the cattle drives, the railroad, the Mormon tradition and the isolation, particularly of women, in the prairie. More...

The Doo Wop Project Comes to Camden Opera House April 2

March 23, 2017

The Doo Wop Project features five super talented stars from Broadways Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical who will take the audience on a musical journey starting with the early “street corner symphony” days to doo wop’s influence on rock and roll and Motown, to doowopified versions of contemporary pop hits by artists Amy Winehouse and Jason Mraz.

One show only will be performed on Sunday, April 2nd at 3 PM. Tickets ($29 and $26) are selling briskly and are available at www.camdenoperahouse.com; by calling (207) 536-5850 or at the door one hour prior to showtime. Pre-theatre and intermission concessions will be provided by Fireside Restaurant and Lounge of Camden and include gourmet pizza, craft beers and fine wines beginning at 2 PM. More...

April is Maine Whiskey making month at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery

March 23, 2017

There is a reason why Keith Bodine, distiller and co-owner of Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery is smiling; April is single malt whiskey making month at Sweetgrass distillery. Bodine works with fruit most of the year, Maine grown apples, blueberries, cranberries, and rhubarb made into wines and brandies, but in April the distillery takes on a bread-like aroma as thousands of pounds of Maine grown barley are mashed, fermented into barley beer, and distilled into Maine whiskey. More...

Maine Red Tides: The Good, the Bad, and the Toxic

March 23, 2017

Last fall, an unprecedented bloom of toxic algae known as Pseudo-nitzschia led to shellfishery closures throughout Maine, into Canada, and as far south as Rhode Island. The algae produce a toxin that can build up inside shellfish and cause amnesic shellfish poisoning in people when consumed. Some of the closures lasted more than a month and prompted recalls of oysters, mussels, and clams.

Senior Research Scientist Dr. Cindy Heil and her colleagues at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences worked with the Maine Department of Marine Resources to monitor for the toxin and study the algae. Heil has studied harmful algal blooms and methods for mitigating their impact for more than 20 years. On March 28, she will present, “Maine Red Tides: The Good, the Bad, and the Toxic,” and lead a discussion about harmful algae in the Gulf of Maine and their connections with climate change and human activities.

Heil’s talk will take place on March 28 at 7 p.m. and is the second in the Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci series at the Camden Public Library. The two remaining one-hour talks are scheduled for April 25 and May 23. These events are free and open to the public. Members of the press are encouraged to attend.
Visit bigelow.org/cafesci for more information about this special Café Sci series. More...

Midcoast Model Festival Comes to OHTM

March 23, 2017

The Owls Head Transportation Museum once again welcomes modelers and miniaturists from throughout New England to the annual Midcoast Model Festival April 8-9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This two-day indoor event attracts approximately 70 exhibitors and features a vast array of models of all kinds including trains, aircraft, boats, automobiles and more. Radio controlled model demonstrations, children’s activities and other programs highlight this popular spring event. Modelers from throughout Maine and beyond display a mix of kit models as well as handmade creations and collectibles. This show is a celebration of all types of models, and exhibitors are expected to bring everything from antique steam engines to cars, planes, ships and trains. More...

Last Film in Winter Family Fun Film Series: The Blakc Stallion to screen at Camden Opera House March 26 at 3 pm

March 23, 2017

The Black Stallion, a beloved 1979 classic film will be the last film shown in the Opera House Winter Family Fun Film series.

The best description comes from movie critic Roger Ebert:

....gloriously breathtaking. — the story of the kid, the horse, the veteran trainer, and the big race. The first hour of this movie belongs among the great filmgoing experiences. It is described as an epic, and earns the description. "The Black Stallion" is a wonderful experience at the movies. The possibility remains, though, that in these cynical times it may be avoided by some viewers because it has a G rating — and G movies are sometimes dismissed as being too innocuous. That's sure not the case with this film, which is rated G simply because it has no nudity, profanity, or violence — but it does have terrific energy, beauty, and excitement. It's not a children's movie; it's for adults and for kids. More...

Beach Party, An Event To Benefit The Dempsey Center

March 22, 2017

Nothing celebrates the arrival of spring better than a Beach Party. On April 22nd, 16 Bay View is hosting “Beach Party”. Dance to the masterful mixes of DJ Jon, Portland's favorite DJ, with credentials spanning from radio, clubs, and television. DJ Jon is also a double platinum award winner, having worked with many major and local labels and artists. Our first annual Beach Party will certainly not be our last. Dress in your favorite beach attire, lather on the sunscreen, and dance the limbo as DJ Jon rock's the house! How low can you go? More...

Maritime Month Begins at the Camden Public Library

March 17, 2017

The library’s annual Maritime Month speaker series kicks off on Tuesday evening, April 4, with a gallery talk by Jeff Dworsky on “A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington.”

Maritime Month is made possible by Allen Insurance and Financial.
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Estate Planning Workshop. March 29, at Camden Public Library

March 17, 2017

Rescheduled from March 15 due to snow. Join us on March 29th at 12 noon. This workshop covers frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualifications and estate taxes. 95% of estate plans fail to accomplish their goals. This course offers a way to help you understand the misconceptions that lead to failure of estateplans, why and what can be done to fix them. Taught by Jesse Bifulco, estateplanning attorney for over twenty years. This class will be part of an ongoing series, following dates include: April 3, 3 pm, May 1, 3 pm, May 15, 12 noon, and June 5, 3 pm. More...