Upcoming Events in Midcoast Maine

Nov 19

The Wolff Sisters

7:30-9pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Boston-based sibling band brings their honest and genre- defying music to our stage! Maine’s Caroline Cotter opens. Choose-your-own reserved tickets are $20 in advance, $26 day of show.

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Nov 12

SoundCheck: Tom DiMenna sings Cat Stevens

7:30-8:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Tom DiMenna fetes 50th anniversary of "Tea for the Tillerman" with Jason Eckerson on guitar. Spaced reserved seats ($10, advance encouraged via www.camdenoperahouse.com). Masks required in bldg.

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Nov 05

SoundCheck: “Honey In The Heart”

7:30-8:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Kathryn Oliver, Kristi Williamson and company animate stories using ancient sources from myth, literature and poetry in multi-media dance performance. Spaced reserved seats ($10, advance encouraged).

Dance, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Dance,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Oct 29

SoundCheck: David Clarke Trio

7:30-8:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Midcoast jazzsters David Clarke, Ezra Rugg & Bailey Giles play for audience in spaced reserved seats ($10, advance encouraged via www.camdenoperahouse.com). Masks required in bldg. Free livestream.

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Start Oct 07
End Oct 08

Multi-Day Event ending Friday, October 8, 2021

Workforce Pathways Conference

Virtual, Rockland

Workforce Pathways Conference
The Island Institute will be hosting a two-day, virtual Workforce Pathways Conf this October 7 & 8, 2021.

Business, Education

Business,Education

Oct 02

Grand Opening

At Home Modern Weaving Studio, Thomaston

On October 2, the public will have its first chance to visit At Home Modern, the tapestry weaving studio and classroom of Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. Come take in breathtaking views of the St. George river

Classes and Workshops, Crafts, Education, Exhibits, Visual Arts

Classes and Workshops,Crafts,Education,Exhibits,Visual Arts

Oct 19

Every month that passes that you could have received MaineCare nursing home benefits, is another month of private pay. To get the best results you need to cooperate with the process.

Business, Children and Family, Classes and Workshops, Discussions and Forums, Education, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Lectures and Talks

Business,Children and Family,Classes and Workshops,Discussions and Forums,Education,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Lectures and Talks

Sep 30

Songwriter Sessions on Zoom

6:00 PM to 8:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

A supportive group meeting online for songwriting, performance practice, and collaborating. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at kgross@librarycamden.org.

Clubs, Networking, Performing Arts

Clubs,Networking,Performing Arts

Sep 28

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Workshop with FEMA

6:00 PM to 7:30 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Workshop with FEMA and Midcoast Medical Reserve Corps. Individuals, organizations, businesses, and community program managers are invited to attend virtually.

Education, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Lectures and Talks

Education,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Lectures and Talks

Sep 28

YA Book Lovers Meeting

4:00 PM to 5:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

You are welcome to join the library’s YA Book Lovers group. For August, the group will be meeting outdoors in the library’s Children’s Garden to discuss books from North Star YA Book Award list.

Authors and Books, Clubs

Authors and Books,Clubs

Dec 18

Lúnasa: Irish Christmas

7:30-9:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Beloved Irish band returns to our stage for another joyous holiday concert, sponsored by Camden Maine Stay Inn and 40 Paper. Choose-your-own reserved tickets are $54 in advance, $64 day of show.

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Sep 25

Artist Reception for Cyan: The Blues of Art-Making Show

2:00 PM to 4:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

During the month of September, the Camden Public Library is hosting an artwork show in their Picker Room featuring works created using cyanotype techniques by Waldoboro artist Deborah Loughlin.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Sep 24

Explorations Read Aloud: The Other Island: Ben’s Story

11:00 AM to 12:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from local author Barbara Kent Lawrence’s novel, The Other Island: Ben’s Story.

Authors and Books

Authors and Books

Sep 23

Artist-of-the-Month Deborah Loughlin’s Cyanotype Event

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

During the month of September, the Camden Public Library is hosting an artwork show in their Picker Room featuring works created using cyanotype techniques by Waldoboro artist Deborah Loughlin.

Lectures and Talks, Visual Arts

Lectures and Talks,Visual Arts

Sep 28

Leer y Charlar on Zoom

1:00 PM to 3:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

This Spanish language reading and conversation group is now meeting online via Zoom. Join in to practice your Spanish! FMI, email Lynne at leerycharlar@gmail.com

Clubs

Clubs

Sep 27

Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now?

Historical

Historical

Sep 25

Yoga Nidra in the Amphitheatre

4:00 PM to 5:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Camden-based Health & Wellness Coach Hester Kohl Brooks will facilitate Yoga Nidra, a relaxing form of guided meditation. Bring something comfortable to lie down on or sit upon. By donation.

Classes and Workshops, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Outdoors

Classes and Workshops,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Outdoors

Sep 24

Online Chess Club

4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club.

Clubs

Clubs

Oct 01

Online Chess Club

4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club.

Clubs

Clubs

Sep 23

Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre

12:00 PM to 1:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. FMI Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com

Classes and Workshops, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Outdoors

Classes and Workshops,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Outdoors

Sep 28

Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre

12:00 PM to 1:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. FMI Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com

Classes and Workshops, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Outdoors

Classes and Workshops,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Outdoors

Sep 30

Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre

12:00 PM to 1:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. FMI Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com

Classes and Workshops, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Outdoors

Classes and Workshops,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Outdoors

Sep 23

Pre-School Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy

10:00 AM to 11:00 AMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

An in-person story time every Thursday and Friday, especially for pre-school-aged children. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. FMI, email Miss Amy at: alhand@librarycamden.org

Authors and Books, Children and Family, Outdoors

Authors and Books,Children and Family,Outdoors

Sep 24

Pre-School Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy

10:00 AM to 11:00 AMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

An in-person story time every Thursday and Friday, especially for pre-school-aged children. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. FMI, email Miss Amy at: alhand@librarycamden.org

Authors and Books, Children and Family, Outdoors

Authors and Books,Children and Family,Outdoors

Sep 30

Pre-School Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy

10:00 AM to 11:00 AMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

An in-person story time every Thursday and Friday, especially for pre-school-aged children. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. FMI, email Miss Amy at: alhand@librarycamden.org

Authors and Books, Children and Family, Outdoors

Authors and Books,Children and Family,Outdoors

Sep 23

Art & Journaling

4:00 PM to 5:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas.

Classes and Workshops, Clubs, Crafts

Classes and Workshops,Clubs,Crafts

Sep 30

Art & Journaling

4:00 PM to 5:00 PMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas.

Classes and Workshops, Clubs, Crafts

Classes and Workshops,Clubs,Crafts

Sep 29

Book Time for Babies with Miss Amy

10:00 AM to 11:00 AMCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for toddlers and babies on Wednesday mornings. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting

Authors and Books, Children and Family

Authors and Books,Children and Family

Start Sep 02
End Sep 28

Multi-Day Event ending Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Cyan: The Blues of Art-Making, Cyanotypes,Deborah Loughlin

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon - SatCamden Public Library, Camden

 

The art exhibit features cyanotype works by Waldoboro artist Deborah Loughlin. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.

Exhibits, Visual Arts

Exhibits,Visual Arts

Start Sep 01
End Sep 30

Multi-Day Event ending Thursday, September 30, 2021

September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed Us Poster Exhibit

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Monday - FridayCamden Public Library, Camden

 

An educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.

Exhibits, Historical, Visual Arts

Exhibits,Historical,Visual Arts

Start Nov 02
End Nov 04

Multi-Day Event ending Thursday, November 4, 2021

(Online) Public Speaking and Virtual Presentations

6-9 p.m.University of Maine - Hutchinson Center, Belfast

This program will increase your confidence and provide you with tools to improve your public-speaking abilities. Learn how to communicate more effectively to engage and motivate your audience.

Education

Education

Sep 24

MHFH Holes for Homes Scramble Tournament

11:30amGoose River Golf Club, Rockport

 

3rd annual golf scramble tournament hosted by Goose River Golf Club and sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank and Trust.

Benefits and Fundraisers

Benefits and Fundraisers

Oct 05
 

Join the Board of the Stewardship Education Alliance to raise sails and funds. Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. Rain date October 12th. Tickets are limited. Contact Stewardshipeducationalliance.org

Benefits and Fundraisers

Benefits and Fundraisers

Start Oct 27
End Oct 29

Multi-Day Event ending Friday, October 29, 2021

(Online) Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills

University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Critical thinking is a learnable skill that will develop your ability to question assumptions, build constructive arguments, solve problems and negotiate positive relationships.

Education

Education

Oct 15

SoundCheck: Jaded Ravins

7:30-8:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Husband-and-wife duo Halle Jade and Kelly Ravin perform soulful Americana and country rock originals. Spaced reserved seats ($10, online purchase encouraged). One set; masks required in building.

Concerts, Performing Arts

Concerts,Performing Arts

Oct 22

SoundCheck: Cold Chocolate

7:30-8:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Boston-based Americana duo (Ethan Robbins & Ariel Bernstein) fuses folk, funk & bluegrass for audience in spaced reserved seats ($10, advance encouraged). Masks required in building. Free livestream.

Charity and Outreach, Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Charity and Outreach,Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Sep 24

SoundCheck: Charlie Marie

7:30-8:30pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Rolling Stone Country Music Pick is classic country for the modern world, with a Rhode Island twist! Choose-your-own spaced reserved seats ($10, via website). Masks are required while in the building

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Nov 13

A Tasting Event & Cookbook Launch

1 - 3 pmPope Memorial Humane Society, Thomaston

It’s been a long time in the making because 2020 definitely messed up our timeline, but the PMHS cookbook is coming this year!

Authors and Books, Benefits and Fundraisers, Charity and Outreach, Food and Drink

Authors and Books,Benefits and Fundraisers,Charity and Outreach,Food and Drink

Oct 21

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Oct 22

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Nov 19

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Dec 16

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Dec 17

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Jan 21

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Nov 27

41st Annual Festival of Lights Craft Show

9:00 am - 3:00 pmRockland Elks Lodge 1008, Rockland

The 41st Annual Festival of Lights Craft Show is on for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A great chance to shop local this holiday season while supporting local homeless pets.

Benefits and Fundraisers, Crafts, Fairs and Festivals, Seasonal and Holiday

Benefits and Fundraisers,Crafts,Fairs and Festivals,Seasonal and Holiday

Oct 01

Stroll your way around downtown Rockland, Be sure to include a stop at The Farnsworth Art Museum and CMCA, who will waive admission fees for the event. You’ll also find many galleries and other businesses open and displaying art in many media.

Children and Family, Cultural, Exhibits, Outdoors, Visual Arts

Children and Family,Cultural,Exhibits,Outdoors,Visual Arts

Start Jun 14
End Dec 01

Multi-Day Event ending Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Red Cloak Tours

8 AM - 8 PMCamden or Rockland,

Red Cloak Tours offers historical walking tours of Camden & Rockland. These TeleTours are reasonable, private, live, guided walks with your own personal storyteller via conference call on your phone.

Children and Family, Cultural, Education, Historical, Lectures and Talks, Outdoors, Seasonal and Holiday, Tours

Children and Family,Cultural,Education,Historical,Lectures and Talks,Outdoors,Seasonal and Holiday,Tours

Oct 05

Best Ways To Leave Assets To Adult Children

10:00AMONLINE, Camden

This Workshop covers the basics of estate planning with a focus on leaving assets to your adult children.

Classes and Workshops, Education, Lectures and Talks

Classes and Workshops,Education,Lectures and Talks

Sep 24

Friday farm tours at Aldermere

10am • 20 Russell Avenue, Rockport.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldermere Farm will host free tours for the public.
Attendees will meet Aldermere’s iconic Belted Galloway herd and the 4-H Club that works with them.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required

Agriculture and Farming, Children and Family, Outdoors

Agriculture and Farming,Children and Family,Outdoors

Start Oct 03
End Oct 09

Multi-Day Event ending Saturday, October 9, 2021

Make a Chippendale Country Chair!

9 AM - 4 PMMaine Coast Traditional Arts Workshop, Camden, Maine

Learn from Tennessee master furnituremaker & teacher, Alf Sharp. Make an heirloom chair in this incredible week long workshop. Learn furniture joinery, fairing curves, and tons of fine points.

Classes and Workshops, Crafts, Education, Historical, Lectures and Talks, Visual Arts

Classes and Workshops,Crafts,Education,Historical,Lectures and Talks,Visual Arts

Sep 24

(Online) Restorative Practices Certificate Program

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Today’s best thinking in leadership, education, and change management emphasize the need to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and part of a community that cares.

Education

Education

Sep 26

Sunday AM Lighthouse Cruise & More!

9:30am-12:30pmCamden Harbor Cruises - Lively Lady, Camden

3-hour Sunday morning cruise coasting by some of Maine's most photographed lighthouses. Lobster hauling and Eco-Tours scheduled daily as well. Private charters available. 207-236-6672

Boating, Children and Family, Conservation and Environment, Historical, Outdoors, Tours

Boating,Children and Family,Conservation and Environment,Historical,Outdoors,Tours

Oct 03

Sunday AM Lighthouse Cruise & More!

9:30am-12:30pmCamden Harbor Cruises - Lively Lady, Camden

3-hour Sunday morning cruise coasting by some of Maine's most photographed lighthouses. Lobster hauling and Eco-Tours scheduled daily as well. Private charters available. 207-236-6672

Boating, Children and Family, Conservation and Environment, Historical, Outdoors, Tours

Boating,Children and Family,Conservation and Environment,Historical,Outdoors,Tours

Oct 10

Sunday AM Lighthouse Cruise & More!

9:30am-12:30pmCamden Harbor Cruises - Lively Lady, Camden

3-hour Sunday morning cruise coasting by some of Maine's most photographed lighthouses. Lobster hauling and Eco-Tours scheduled daily as well. Private charters available. 207-236-6672

Boating, Children and Family, Conservation and Environment, Historical, Outdoors, Tours

Boating,Children and Family,Conservation and Environment,Historical,Outdoors,Tours

Oct 17

Sunday AM Lighthouse Cruise & More!

9:30am-12:30pmCamden Harbor Cruises - Lively Lady, Camden

3-hour Sunday morning cruise coasting by some of Maine's most photographed lighthouses. Lobster hauling and Eco-Tours scheduled daily as well. Private charters available. 207-236-6672

Boating, Children and Family, Conservation and Environment, Historical, Outdoors, Tours

Boating,Children and Family,Conservation and Environment,Historical,Outdoors,Tours

Start Nov 26
End Dec 19

Multi-Day Event ending Sunday, December 19, 2021

West Bay Rotary Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Maine Sport Outfitters, Rockport

The West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser will be back again this year. Christmas trees and wreaths will be available for sale to raise money for charities and nonprofit organizations.

Auctions and Sales, Benefits and Fundraisers, Charity and Outreach, Clubs, Seasonal and Holiday

Auctions and Sales,Benefits and Fundraisers,Charity and Outreach,Clubs,Seasonal and Holiday