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CMCA Biennial Opens October 3

October 1, 2020

Join us on Saturday, October 3 at 5pm on CMCA’s Facebook page for a livestream virtual opening reception celebrating the CMCA 2020 Biennial. We will hear from the artists about their work in the exhibition, as well as from the Biennial jurors, and share a live video tour of the galleries. More...

School House Farm forever conserved

October 1, 2020

Along the busy corridor of Route One from Waldoboro to Rockland, School House Farm has endured selling fresh local product from an 18th century one room schoolhouse, on 55 acres of great farm soils, along the tidal stretch of the St. George River. Views of Meadow, Spruce and Pleasant Mountains are the backdrop to this farmland. Now the farm is protected as a farm, with a conservation easement held by Georges River Land Trust. More...

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

October 1, 2020

LGBTQ+ History Month launched in October 1994 by LGBTQ+ activists Rodney Wilson and Kevin Jennings. LGBTQ+ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning.
There are many free resources about LGBTQ+ history available online to teachers (and the general public). OUT Maine has lessons available to download at www.outmaine.org/resources/resources-library. GLSEN offers podcasts, coloring books and lessons for all ages at www.glsen.org/lgbtq-history. PBS.org and NPR.org also have extensive archives of interviews and articles on the topic. More...

October programs going strong at MCST

October 1, 2020

Welcome October! View or register on our website: www.midcoastadulted.com. Our programs are clearly marked as in-person, online only, or in-person with the option of presenting via Zoom, if necessary. Feel free to call 596-7752 opt.3 and speak to Heidi or Betsy to register over the phone. More...

History Month at the Camden Public Library

October 1, 2020

During the month of October, the Camden Public Library celebrates “History Month.” In addition to numerous online programs and special features on social media, the library has curated a virtual exhibit of vintage photographs and images from the library’s Walsh History Center. Visit the calendar of events at librarycamden.org for access to the gallery and details about upcoming programs. More...

Island Institute and Luke’s Lobster Partner to Energize Maine’s Marine Economy

October 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Maine’s fishermen and coastal communities in an unprecedented way. Diminished demand for Maine’s seafood has left Maine’s marine economy at risk. The Island Institute and Luke’s Lobster have formed a strategic partnership and are leveraging more than $2.5 million in funding and shared financial resources to build new markets for Maine’s premium seafood that will drive economic activity in coastal communities. More...

New Library Film Club to Discuss Chisholm ’72

October 1, 2020

On Friday, October 16, at 4:00 pm, the Camden Public Library kicks off its first meeting of the new monthly online discussion group, “The Friday Film Club.” The group is for anyone who enjoys critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. Discussions will be led by the Library’s Program Coordinator, Julia Pierce. The first film selection is the 2004 documentary Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate. More...

Thanks and Update from New Hope for Women

October 1, 2020

New Hope for Women recently made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Pop Up Shop due to the pandemic. This event, a sale of women’s quality new and gently used clothing and accessories held in Rockland, raised $36,000 last year. With the difficult choice to cancel came the knowledge that New Hope for Women would experience a loss in revenue. The Pop Up Shop Committee reached out to many to ask for donations to help lessen the impact of this loss. Over $9,500 was raised to assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. We are grateful for these donations and for the community commitment to our advocacy, prevention and education work. More...

GoldenOak to play live outdoor concert on Oct. 3

September 24, 2020

The Strand Theatre presents Indie soul-folk band GoldenOak in a live outdoor concert taking place at the Owls Head Transportation Museum grounds on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5pm. GoldenOak’s music is rooted by the natural landscape, and their songs move in an original yet grounding direction. The Maine based band has built a steady and growing fan base with this kind of energetic intimacy, which is reflected in the success of the group's latest single “Maple Spring.” More...

Young LGBTQ+ Leaders Build Community & Connection in Maine With Role-Playing Games

September 24, 2020

Committed to building youth connection and capacity in its ongoing work, OUT Maine started an Emerging Leaders group of young adults last fall. These young adults volunteered to be junior counselors for the Rainbow Ball Weekend, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Feeling the increased isolation caused by the pandemic themselves, these young leaders decided to take action. As a team, they developed a creative approach to reducing isolation and providing support for LGBTQ+ youth in rural Maine through virtual role-playing games (RPGs). More...