Happening This Week in the Camden/Rockland Region

Jul 19

Annual House & Garden Tour

9:30am-4:00pm • Various locations in and around Camden

The 71st annual House & Garden Tour will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 9:30am until 4:00pm, rain or shine. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.camdengardenclub.org.

Clubs, Gardening, Historical, Tours

Clubs,Gardening,Historical,Tours

Jul 19

Austro - German Luster

7:30pm • Rockport Opera House, Rockport

Geoff Nuttall, "violin virtuoso and an extraordinary musician" (The New York Times) is joined by Livia Sohn, Pedja Muzijevic, and making their Bay Chamber debuts, "outstanding violist" (American Record Guide) Mark Holloway, Icelandic cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition, d…

Concerts, Performing Arts, Seasonal

Concerts,Performing Arts,Seasonal

Jul 19

Author Event: Elizabeth Garber

7:00-8:30pm • Camden Public Library

 

Author Elizabeth Garber on her book Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter, which focuses on a family caught between modern architecture, social change, and madness in the turbulent 1960s.

Literary

Literary

Jul 17

Camden Philosophical Society

4:00-6:00pm • Camden Public Library

 

This month's session will focus on issues concerning free speech raise by the First Amendment. All are welcome.

Discussions/Forums

Discussions/Forums

Jul 20

Candlelit Baroque Concert

8:30pm • Union Hall, Rockport

One of our most popular summer performances this year features an ensemble of renowned musicians playing sumptuous baroque repertoire, including J. S. BACH’s virtuosic D Minor harpsichord concerto featuring the sensational soloist, Pedja Muzijevic.

Concerts, Performing Arts, Seasonal

Concerts,Performing Arts,Seasonal

Jul 19

Canoeing & Woodworking

9:00am - 5:00pm • Unity Pond
Jim MacDonald Studio
Burnham, Maine

The day begins with a canoe exploration in the wetlands of Unity Pond, followed by lunch made from local organic ingredients, the creation of a unique cutting board with artist Jim MacDonald, and a paddle back to our starting point with a champagne toast.

Other, Seasonal, Tours, Visual Art

Other,Seasonal,Tours,Visual Art

Jul 22

Draken Arrival Ceremony

3.30pmRockland Harbor Park,

 

Led by Rockland City Council, guests are invited to greet the Draken ship as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement. Captain Björn Ahlander and his crew will step ashore to welcome the crowd and introduce the Draken. This event is free and open to the public. A private welcome reception will follow.

Jul 16

Film: Little Shop of Horrors

8:30-10:00pm • Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

 

Little Shop of Horrors, about Audrey, the giant plant with the unusual appetite (1986, 1 hr. 30 min., Rated PG-13). First in the summer's lighthearted monster movie series in the amphitheatre. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic dinner or some popcorn (but no alcohol or smoking, please). Movies are free.

Other

Other

Jul 22

Film: Plantpure Nation

2:00-4:30pm • Camden Public Library

 

Plantpure Nation --Cortney Sukeforth hosts this documentary (from the filmmakers who created Forks Over Knives) on the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Sukeforth will also display her tower garden and answer questions.

Other

Other

Jul 19

Fired Up Foodie Event

5:30-8:00pm. • Former Waterman's Beach Lobster, 343 Waterman Beach Rd., South Thomaston, Maine

Second annual fundraising foodie event. You may have never wondered what it would be like to watch highly skilled chefs cook on Biolite wood fired camp stoves. But now that you are thinking about it, doesn’t it sound like fun? Six of the area’s best chefs will be found under a tent preparing delicious appetizers. FMI: 594-5095

Other

Other

Jul 20

Food Truck Fridays

Noon - 8pm • Down East Magazine
680 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856

Food trucks, lawn games, live music, bar, Maine-made gift shop.

Children, Concerts, Other, Seasonal

Children,Concerts,Other,Seasonal

Jul 19

Friendship Sloop Days

10 am to 5 pmRockland Harbor,
Multi-Day Event ending Saturday, July 21, 2018

 

The 58th annual Friendship Sloop Days, Maine's famous "Sailing Lobsterboat" Races, will take place July 19 through 21 at Rockland Harbor Park/Town Landing. See, watch and learn about Maine's most famous gaff-rigged sailing icons, as they take you back to a vision of the Maine coast of yesteryear. Celebrated as not only Maine's original lobs…

Jul 20

Geoff Kaufman Returns

7:30 PM • SAIL, POWER AND STEAM MUSEUM
75 MECHANIC STREET
ROCKLAND, ME 04841

Songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit—all of these are in Geoff Kaufman's ditty bag. Ancient ballads, work songs, and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles, and insights into history—all of these are likely to be woven into Geoff’s Rockland concert.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Jul 22

Grindle Point Light Excursion

3pm-6pm • Camden Harbor Cruises
Public Landing
Camden, Maine

Join us on Sunday afternoons for a special opportunity to tour a historic lighthouse only accessible by boat. We will cruise past Curtis Island Lighthouse in Camden and head to the island of Islesboro where we will depart from the Lively Lady and explore Grindle Point Lighthouse and the Sailor's Museum!

Historical, Seasonal, Tours

Historical,Seasonal,Tours

Jul 19

Half Day Sail and Lobster Bake

2:30pm-8:45pm • 29 Main St, Camden, Maine

Half Day Sail and Lobster Bake on the Schooner Olad
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:30pm to 8:45pm
Enjoy an afternoon sail with us through the archipelago of Islesboro to
Warren Island State Park. Hike around the beautiful Maine island or just relax with the view while our crew prepares a traditional Maine Lobster Bake for you. B.Y…

Seasonal, Tours

Seasonal,Tours

Jul 21

Henry Knox 268th Birthday

10:30am • Village Cemetery and the Knox Museum
Route 131
Thomaston, Maine

 

We will celebrate the birthday of Major General Henry Knox, Revolutionary War General, First Secretary of War, at his gravesite in the Village Cemetery followed by a birthday cake reception at the Knox Museum , Route 131, Thomaston. This rain or shine event is free and is co-sponsored by The Thomaston Historical Society and the Knox Museum.

Historical

Historical

Jul 18

Herb Garden Tour for Children

2:00 - 3:00pm • Avena Botanicals
219 Mill Street
Rockport, ME 04856

Children are invited to come explore the mystery and magic of the garden with a guided tour by Avena Botanicals' herb gardener Stephanie. This fun and family-friendly event will teach children about medicinal herbs that they can grow at home and plants that delight our pollinator friends.

Children, Gardening, Tours

Children,Gardening,Tours

Jul 17

Hike & Paddle: Camden Sampler

8:30AM - 5:00PM • Camden Hills State Park

 

This is one of my favorite local excursions and I am delighted to share it with you. Treat yourself to an amazing day, paddling on beautiful lake, hiking with fantastic views, local food and great swimming!

Seasonal, Tours, Other

Seasonal,Tours,Other

Jul 16

Little Sprouts Ecology Camp

9-11:30am • Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Rd, Camden.

 

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District & Merryspring present a week-long, morning program for ages 4-6. Campers have fun learning about natural resources, ecology, & wildlife through games, hands-on activities, nature hikes, & gardening. FMI: Rebecca Jacobs, 207-596-2040; Brett Willard, 207-236-2239; knox-lincoln.org/summer-ecology-camps.

Children, Gardening, Seasonal

Children,Gardening,Seasonal

Jul 21

Lobster Dinner Cruise

3:00-7:00 • North End Shipyard
11 Front St
Rockland, Maine, 04841

Steamed lobster
Local oyster
4 hours of sailing
liquor license on board
New accommodations and rehab
Parking available

Tours, Other

Tours,Other

Jul 21

Meet author Jeffrey Burke

11:00am - 3:00pm • Maine Lighthouse Museum, One Park Drive in Rockland

Jeffrey Burke lived at the Isle au Haut Lighthouse Station for 26 years, renting rooms to travelers. Sometimes staid, sometimes hysterical, his account is a caterwauling voyage from the Big Bang through discovering his own purpose in life. Burke invites the reader aboard for the excursion and encourages each of us to search the horizon for our own

Literary

Literary

Jul 17

Midcoast Brass Quintet

7:00-8:30pm • Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

 

Upbeat, classic favorites by a five-piece brass band. Bring your dancing shoes or a picnic dinner! Free, in the Amphitheatre.

Concerts

Concerts

Jul 16

Photo Tour: Vinalhaven Island

10:00-6:00 • Rockland-Vinahaven

Join us for an adventure of exploring Maine's coast while improving your photography skills. You will see; bay scenery, marine wildlife, island culture, a quaint village, unique shops and galleries. With “Lesson’s on Location” gain better control of camera operations and expand your vision. Any skill level, any digital camera welcome.

Children, Discussions/Forums, Historical, Seasonal, Tours, Visual Art, Other

Children,Discussions/Forums,Historical,Seasonal,Tours,Visual Art,Other

Jul 18

Photo Tour:Lighthouses & Lobsters

Full Day • Camden - Port Clyde

Travel adventure & photo education brings you to Mid-Coast lighthouses to explore maritime history, lobster industry, marine wildlife, and quaint harbor scenery by land & sea. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to eat lobster. Photo lessons include camera controls & exposure, and exercises on composition. All camera types, all le…

Children, Discussions/Forums, Historical, Other, Seasonal, Tours, Visual Art

Children,Discussions/Forums,Historical,Other,Seasonal,Tours,Visual Art

Jul 20

Public "Camper" Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 AM • Peoples's United Methodist Church
13 Chapel Street
So. Thomaston, ME

Public "Camper" Breakfast
Friday, July 20, 2018
7:30 - 9 AM
Menu: Pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice & coffee
Adults $8, Children (5-10) $4 / under 5 free

Good Food - Good Fellowship

Jul 22

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

7:00 - 8:30 pm • Camden

Join us for lantern lit walks exploring the mysterious haunts and untold history of Camden. Appropriate for all, this 90 minute tour will be a one-of-a-kind adventure as you learn legends of the area and hear ghostly local tales at twilight.

Children, Historical, Other, Performing Arts, Tours

Children,Historical,Other,Performing Arts,Tours

Jul 22

Sunday AM Lighthouse Cruise

9:30am-12:30pm • Camden Harbor Cruises-Public Landing

Join us aboard the Lively Lady for a fantastic 3-hour cruise through Penobscot Bay past some of the most photographed lighthouses in the World. On this narrated tour, you'll learn the history of the Bay and pass five lighthouses-including some that can only be seen by boat. There will be opportunities to see wildlife as well!

Historical, Seasonal, Tours

Historical,Seasonal,Tours

Jul 19

The Quebe Sisters in concert

7:30pm • Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland

Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe, triple-threat fiddle champions from Texas, take the stage with a vibrant mix of Western swing and vintage country. The trio’s multi-part close harmony and instrumental performances are authentic and always respectful of the artists that inspired them. Tix: $17/Adv, $20/Door. Tix and info at RocklandStrand.com

Concerts, Performing Arts

Concerts,Performing Arts

Jul 16

THREE DECEMBERS by Jake Heggie

7:30 P.M. • Camden Opera House

The opera tells the story of a famous stage actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie. Set in the Decembers of 1986, 1996, and 2006, Jake Heggie’s opera explores the relationship between mother, son, and daughter and asks the question: “What, and more important who is family?”

Concerts, Performing Arts, Other

Concerts,Performing Arts,Other

Jul 16

Tunk Mountain: Hike & Swim

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM • Tunk Mountain, Cherryfield , Maine

Tunk Mountain, located near Cherryfield Maine is a beautiful, moderate, 1.8 mile (one way) hike. The hike is gorgeous. There are views of the surrounding peaks, lakes, and the ocean. After our day of hiking we will take a stop at Tunk Lake for a dip in the crisp clear water…there is even a small sand beach. Includes local organic lunch.

Other, Seasonal, Tours

Other,Seasonal,Tours

Jul 20

Vicky Andres and Life Itself

7:30 pm • Camden Opera House
29 Elm St, Camden, Maine

The first up in the new Camden Opera House MaineMadeMusic Series! Vicky Andres and Life Itself team up with 61 Ghosts to deliver an unprecedented Opera House experience.

Concerts

Concerts

Jul 17

Walking Meditation

10:00-11:00am • Camden Public Library

 

Journey to Health presents a free walking meditation class. Meet in the Picker Room, then the group will venture out to the Library Amphitheatre.

Other

Other

Jul 20

Walking Tour of Camden

4:00-5:15pm • Camden Public Library--Atlantic Ave. entrance

 

An educational and entertaining tour of downtown Camden. Runs approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are recommended. Please call the library at 207-236-3440 to reserve a spot. Tours are free--though donations are appreciated. Meet at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Library, in the Children’s Garden.

Tours

Tours

Jul 22

World's largest Viking ship in Rockland.

4pmRockland Harbor Park,
Multi-Day Event ending Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

Hosted in partnership with the City of Rockland, Allen Insurance & Financial, The Strand Theatre, The Apprenticeshop, and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Draken will dock at Rockland's Public Landing and will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to relive history in a way never experienced before. Draken w…

Children, Exhibits, Historical, Lectures

Children,Exhibits,Historical,Lectures

Jul 17

Yoga in the Amphitheatre

8:30-9:45am • Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

 

Come enjoy breathtaking views of the Camden Inner Harbor while practicing deeply grounded yet uplifting yoga poses linked with the breath. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Camden Public Library.

Other

Other

Jul 17

Youth Engagement Trainings

1pm-4pm • Trainings will take place at the Steel House South building in Rockland.

Trekkers is launching an innovative training series for community mentors and youth development practitioners via the Trekkers Training Institute (TTI). Registration is limited to 15 participants per session on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants can register for one or all of the trainings at trekkersinstitute.org.

Other

Other

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