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Apr 21

Multi-Day Event ending Friday, May 24, 2019

‘Best Art Show Ever’ opens March 16th

University of Maine - Hutchinson Center, Belfast

The 2019 “Best Art Show Ever,” featuring selected works by students from Troy Howard Middle School and Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast, will be hosted at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

Children and Family, Cultural, Exhibits, Visual Arts

Children and Family,Cultural,Exhibits,Visual Arts

Apr 20

2019 Coin Auction

Auction begins at 10:00 a.m.Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston

Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries for our 2019 Coin Auction on Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m., offering over 850 lots of numismatic treasures gathered from private collections and local hoards. Call 1-207-354-8141 or visit www.thomastonauction.com for more info. Previews: Friday, April 19 (9 am-5 pm).

Auctions and Sales

Auctions and Sales

Apr 16

A Conversation with Merritt Carey

7:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm. “A Conversation with Merritt Carey,” at the Camden Public Library. Round-the-world sailor and America’s Cup team member, Merritt now lives in Yarmouth and helps run the fisherman’s co-op in Tenants Harbor.

Lectures and Talks

Lectures and Talks

Apr 27

Annual TLC DAY in the Amphitheatre and Harbor Park

9:00 am - 12:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Annual TLC DAY at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre and Harbor Park. “Volunteers are needed!” says Dave Jackson, director of the library’s parks. “Bring rakes and other hand tools, and a good pair of work gloves, and be prepared to pitch in. We can spruce up the Park and Amphitheatre in no time.”

Gardening, Outdoors

Gardening,Outdoors

Apr 18

Art Journaling for Adults

4:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Thursday, April 4, 4:00 pm.

Art Journaling for Adults at the Camden Public Library. Join Miss Amy each Thursday for a different prompt. Bring your own journal, all other supplies provided.

Clubs, Crafts, Visual Arts

Clubs,Crafts,Visual Arts

Apr 25

Art Journaling for Adults

4:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Thursday, April 4, 4:00 pm.

Art Journaling for Adults at the Camden Public Library. Join Miss Amy each Thursday for a different prompt. Bring your own journal, all other supplies provided.

Clubs, Crafts, Visual Arts

Clubs,Crafts,Visual Arts

Apr 22

Average Joe - Author Lecture

2:00pmBartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland

Brian Daniels, author of the book, It Seemed Like a Compliment to Me, will be hosting a book signing and talk on The Thoughts of an Average Joe.

Admission is Free to the Public

Authors and Books, Lectures and Talks

Authors and Books,Lectures and Talks

Apr 25

Bowl For Kids' Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine

2:00p-7:00pALLPlay Familty Entertainment Center, Waldoboro

 

Our largest fundraiser across the Midcoast. COME BOWL WITH US! All proceeds go directly towards supporting no-cost mentoring services to local youth facing adversity in the Midcoast area. We are a preventative program designed to defend the potential of our youth by providing caring role-models in their lives and they meet weekly.

Benefits and Fundraisers, Children and Family, Charity and Outreach, Clubs, Other

Benefits and Fundraisers,Children and Family,Charity and Outreach,Clubs,Other

Apr 27

Bowl For Kids' Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine

10:00a-2:00pOakland Park Bowling Lanes, Rockport

 

Our largest fundraiser across the Midcoast. COME BOWL WITH US! All proceeds go directly towards supporting no-cost mentoring services to local youth facing adversity in the Midcoast area. We are a preventative program designed to defend the potential of our youth by providing caring role-models in their lives and they meet weekly.

Benefits and Fundraisers, Children and Family, Charity and Outreach, Clubs, Other

Benefits and Fundraisers,Children and Family,Charity and Outreach,Clubs,Other

Apr 19

Camden Chess Club

4:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Friday, April 5, 4:00 pm.

Camden Chess Club at the Camden Public Library. Game play for all levels. Every Friday.

Clubs

Clubs

Apr 26

Camden Chess Club

4:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Friday, April 5, 4:00 pm.

Camden Chess Club at the Camden Public Library. Game play for all levels. Every Friday.

Clubs

Clubs

Apr 19

Camden Opera House Blue Café Presents Travis James Humphrey

7:30 pmCamden Opera House, Camden

We loved Travis so much when he recently opened for Chris Ross, we invited this "One Man Honky Tony Band" back for his own show!

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Apr 20

Camden Opera House MaineMadeMusic Presents Micromassé

7:30 pmCamden Opera House, Camden

Micromassé combines the classic sound of the Hammond Organ with dynamic electric guitar and infectious drums! Double-bill Portland-based singer/songwriter Sara Hallie Richardson performs and writes music in folk, indie and electronic styles.

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Apr 16

Camden Philosophical Society

4:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 pm. Camden Philosophical Society at the Camden Public Library. New members always welcome to this lively discussion group.

Clubs, Discussions and Forums

Clubs,Discussions and Forums

Apr 21

Camden Public Library Closed for Easter

All DayCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Sunday, April 21 -- Camden Public Library Closed for Easter.

Seasonal and Holiday

Seasonal and Holiday

Apr 15

Camden Public Library Closed for Patriot’s Day

All DayCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Monday, April 15 -- Camden Public Library Closed for Patriot’s Day.

Seasonal and Holiday

Seasonal and Holiday

Apr 26

Multi-Day Event ending Sunday, April 28, 2019

Canoe & Kayak Yard Sale

Maine Sport Outfitters, Rockport

Join us for our annual Canoe & Kayak Yard Sale! Snag great brands at the lowest prices of the season! Factory seconds, discontinued models and colors from Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Ocean Kayak & Necky Kayaks. Over 110 boats to choose from — plus, enter for a chance to win a $50 store gift certificate!

Auctions and Sales, Boating, Outdoors

Auctions and Sales,Boating,Outdoors

Apr 26

Multi-Day Event ending Sunday, April 28, 2019

Coastal Chaos 2019 Tournament

Friday at 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 9 pmMid-Coast Recreation Center, Inc., Rockport

Coastal Chaos is the Rock Coast Rollers' 5th annual WFTDA-recognized roller derby tournament, hosted in beautiful Rockport, Maine. Join us for a day or the entire weekend of non-stop, full throttle, on the edge of your seat LIVE roller derby!

Benefits and Fundraisers, Charity and Outreach, Health/Fitness/Wellness, Other

Benefits and Fundraisers,Charity and Outreach,Health/Fitness/Wellness,Other

Apr 27

Creating Your Home Apothecary & Healing Gardens

10am - 4pmAvena Botanicals Herbal Apothecary and Biodynamic Gardens, Rockport

Our time together will be filled with hands-on learning; making different herbal remedies (tinctures, glycerites, infused medicinal oils, salves, foot baths, poultices, steams, and flower essences), garden walks, collecting and drying herbs, plant meditations and more.
*Pre-registration is required.

Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

Apr 17

Creatures of the South Pacific

1:30 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 pm. Creatures of the South Pacific. Photographer and naturalist Carla Skinder will present a photo slideshow at the Camden Public Library on her travels and observations. This is a Quarry Hill event, but the public is also welcome. Please call Quarry Hill at (207) 921-6100 with any questions.

Lectures and Talks, Visual Arts

Lectures and Talks,Visual Arts

Apr 21

Easter Brunch at The Summit

10:30am-2:30pmPoint Lookout, Northport

Celebrate Easter with Brunch up at The Summit. Seatings from 10:30am-2:30pm. Call for reservations 207-789-2000, visitpointlookout.com

Children and Family, Food and Drink, Seasonal and Holiday, Other

Children and Family,Food and Drink,Seasonal and Holiday,Other

Apr 21

Easter Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.Nativity Lutheran Church, ELCA, Rockport

All are welcome. Worship participants will celebrate the resurrection of Christ with praise, proclamation and music! Children’s Easter Egg Hunt immediately following worship.

Children and Family, Music, Religion

Children and Family,Music,Religion

Apr 25

Exploring Life in Warmer Oceans with Bigelow Labs

7:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm. Dr. Thew Suskiewicz of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will speak at the Camden Public Library on what he has observed diving all over the Maine coast. Suskiewicz has been studying kelp forests, sea urchins, and how they’re faring in warmer and more acidic oceans.

Lectures and Talks, Science

Lectures and Talks,Science

Apr 17

Feltmaking Workshop for Adults

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Rockland

Fiber artist, Sandi Cirillo, is offering a hands-on workshop in feltmaking for adults. We will learn about wet and needle felting techniques in this class. Limited space, so a reservation is required by April 11th. Material provided with $25 donation.

Conservation and Environment, Crafts, Visual Arts

Conservation and Environment,Crafts,Visual Arts

Apr 17

Feltmaking Workshops

9 a.m. - 12 noonFriends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Rockland

Fiber artist, Sandi Cirillo, is offering two hands-on workshops in feltmaking. One will be for children in grades 4-8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon , and the other for adults from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations required.

Children and Family, Crafts, Visual Arts

Children and Family,Crafts,Visual Arts

Apr 17

Feltmaking Workshops

9 a.m. - 12 noonFriends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Rockland

Fiber artist, Sandi Cirillo, is offering two hands-on workshops in feltmaking. One will be for children in grades 4-8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon , and the other for adults from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations required.

Children and Family, Crafts, Visual Arts

Children and Family,Crafts,Visual Arts

Apr 19

Good Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

6:30pmNativity Lutheran Church, Rockport

 

All are welcome. Worship is centered around the cross and includes prayers, hymns and the story of Christ’s Passion from John. This service sets a solemn tone as we reflect on the Crucifixion and points us along the path to the resurrection and Easter joy.

Religion

Religion

Apr 22

Multi-Day Event ending Friday, April 26, 2019

Grant Writing Certificate Program

8:00am - 4:30pmUniversity of Maine - Hutchinson Center, Belfast

This intensive program presents the step-by-step procedures of developing your proposal, identifying and evaluating the most appropriate funding sources, researching the problem, and supplying the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a successful grant proposal. Bring a current work in progress or be assigned a proposal to work on.

Business, Classes and Workshops, Lectures and Talks

Business,Classes and Workshops,Lectures and Talks

Apr 25

Growing Strawberries and Raspberries

9:30amFirst Congregational Church , Camden

David T. Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension will describe how to grow strawberries and raspberries.

Agriculture and Farming, Clubs, Food and Drink, Gardening, Lectures and Talks

Agriculture and Farming,Clubs,Food and Drink,Gardening,Lectures and Talks

Apr 19

Grown Up Story Hour

11:00 amCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Friday, April 5, 11:00 am.

Grown Up Story Hour at the Camden Public Library. We never outgrow listening to stories read aloud! Join us in comfy chairs for a different story each week, read by a rotating group of librarians and community members. Every Friday morning.

Authors and Books

Authors and Books

Apr 26

Grown Up Story Hour

11:00 amCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Friday, April 5, 11:00 am.

Grown Up Story Hour at the Camden Public Library. We never outgrow listening to stories read aloud! Join us in comfy chairs for a different story each week, read by a rotating group of librarians and community members. Every Friday morning.

Authors and Books

Authors and Books

Apr 21

Multi-Day Event ending Saturday, June 1, 2019

Help Mid-Coast Farms, take a 5 minute survey

Mid-Coast Farmers Alliance c/o Aldermere Farm, Rockport

The Mid Coast Farmers Alliance with the support of Maine Farmland Trust invites regional food buyers to complete a survey assessing their needs for local produce. This survey will help connect local food buyers to the products they need and inform marketing decisions for local growers. Take the survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7P69FDX

Agriculture and Farming

Agriculture and Farming

Apr 17

Langlais Art Legacy

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Rockland

Cynthia Trone, Youth Program Coordinator and Annette Naegel, Director of Conservation, both of Georges River Land Trust will weave a story of how the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing came to be.

Lectures and Talks, Visual Arts

Lectures and Talks,Visual Arts

Apr 23

Leer y charlar: Spanish Conversation Group

1:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 pm. Leer y charlar Spanish conversation group, meets each second and fourth Tuesday at the Camden Public Library. Fluent speakers welcome to join!

Clubs

Clubs

Apr 21

Multi-Day Event ending Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Maritime Month

Camden Public Library, Camden

 

Maritime Month: April 2019. Special Maritime themed events will take place all month. See librarycamden.org for full details. There will be a special art exhibit from the Penobscot Marine Museum on display in the Picker Room for the month of April.

Authors and Books, Classes and Workshops, Concerts, Cultural, Historical, Lectures and Talks, Music, Outdoors, Visual Arts

Authors and Books,Classes and Workshops,Concerts,Cultural,Historical,Lectures and Talks,Music,Outdoors,Visual Arts

Apr 20

Maritime Month Event: An Afternoon with Pirate John

2:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm. “Pirate John” offers poems, stories, and piracy in full pirate regalia, including tales from his dozen-plus years before the mast on schooners on the Maine coast. Featuring John Bullock at the Camden Public Library.

Historical, Lectures and Talks, Performing Arts

Historical,Lectures and Talks,Performing Arts

Apr 18

Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.

6:30pmNativity Lutheran Church, ELCA, Rockport

 

All are welcome. Hear the story of Jesus’ last evening with his disciples as told in John’s Gospel. This worship service will include music from Nativity’s choir.

Religion

Religion

Apr 26

Palaver Strings - You can dance if you want to… Part 1

6:00 pmRockport Opera House, Rockport

Classical musicians encounter dance forms every day. Few groups stop to think about these gavottes and allemandes as more than markings on the page, but they are important links to a time when dance and music were equal partners. Join Palaver Strings for an adventurous exploration of the relationships between music and dance.

Concerts, Music, Performing Arts

Concerts,Music,Performing Arts

Apr 26

Palaver Strings - You can dance if you want to… Part 2 Contr

7:30pmRockport Opera House, Rockport

Traditional contra dance tunes from New England, French Canada, and Sweden

Post-concert contra dance - arrive at 7:30PM or stay after the concert and learn how to allemande, New England-style. A caller will instruct the dancers while Palaver plays, so no experience or partner is required.

Concerts, Dance, Performing Arts

Concerts,Dance,Performing Arts

Apr 24

Public Pot Luck Supper

5:30 PMPeople's United Methodist Church, South Thomaston

Casseroles, Salads, Baked Beans, Yeast Rolls, Beverages & Pies!
Wed., April 24
Adults $8 and Children $4
Good Food - Good Fellowship

Apr 20

Reels & Wheels

6 pmOwls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head

Unwind your mind this spring as the Museum debuts five fabulous movie nights that celebrate the twists and turns of transportation triumphs on the big screen!​

Children and Family, Cultural, Discussions and Forums, Films, Historical

Children and Family,Cultural,Discussions and Forums,Films,Historical

Apr 18

Romantic Antics

7:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm. Romantic Antics. Mike Shannon with Midcoast Maine Audubon will speak at the Camden Public Library about the American Woodcock and their elaborate flying mating dance, which is one of the first signs of spring.

Lectures and Talks, Science

Lectures and Talks,Science

Apr 17

Speaker David Gelinas from the Penobscot Bay Pilots.

2:30pmBartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland

David Gelinas from the Penobscot Bay Pilots will host a talk on his adventures with the Pilots and what they do in Maine.

Lectures and Talks

Lectures and Talks

Apr 26

STRANGE BREWfest

6:00pmStrand Theatre, Rockland

Beer tasting + movie!
Enjoy tasting portions of delicious beers from Rock Harbor Brewing (Rockland), Threshers Brewing (Searsmont) and Fogtown Brewing (Ellsworth), followed by a screening of the cult classic comedy STRANGE BREW (1983) starring Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas. Doors at 6pm for beer pours; the movie screens at 8pm. A 2…

Films, Food and Drink

Films,Food and Drink

Apr 20

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 20 at 7:45 p.m.

7:45 p.m.Nativity Lutheran Church, ELCA, Rockport

 

Nativity will be the host church for this Ecumenical service. Four other churches will be participating. This service goes back to the early church and begins outside the church in darkness with fire and brings us to the glorious resurrection of Christ. It is a most inspiring service. All are welcome.

Religion

Religion

Apr 23

The Steamy Side of Lobsters with Diane Cowan

7:00 pmCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm. The Steamy Side of Lobsters with Diane Cowan of the Lobster Conservancy at the Camden Public Library. A lobster, to another lobster, is more than just another pretty face on a plate. Learn how lobsters interact with each other, their predators and prey, and the environment.
Sponsored by the Blackberry Inn of Camden.

Lectures and Talks, Science

Lectures and Talks,Science

Apr 22

Two-Day Business Basics Class with New Ventures Maine

10:00 amCamden Public Library, Camden

 

Monday, April 22 and 29, 10:00 am. Two-Day Business Basics Class at the Camden Public Library with New Ventures Maine, on the basics of a business plan; the class is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. Please register at newventuresmaine.org.

Business, Classes and Workshops

Business,Classes and Workshops

Apr 27

West Bay Rotary eWaste+ RESCHEDULED

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Old Rockport Elementary Location - West Street, Rockport

Due to a last minute cancellation by the electronic waste company, this **EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED**. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Benefits and Fundraisers, Charity and Outreach, Clubs, Conservation and Environment, Outdoors

Benefits and Fundraisers,Charity and Outreach,Clubs,Conservation and Environment,Outdoors

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