Lincolnville author honored

ROCKPORT — The Institute for Global Ethics, based in Rockport, has received word that Dr. Rushworth Kidder’s book, “Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing,” is the recipient of a 2011 Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards Parenting Resources competition.

Recognized as the most comprehensive awards program of its kind, NAPPA holds two distinct competitions each year: the NAPPA Children’s Products and the NAPPA Parenting Resources competitions. Now in its 21st year of serving families, the NAPPA seal has come to symbolize innovation and high quality that parents trust.

Rushworth M. Kidder, who co-founded the Institute for Global Ethics in 1990 after a career in journalism and university teaching, is the author of 10 books, including “Moral Courage: Taking Action When Your Values Are Put to the Test” (2005) and “The Ethics Recession: Reflections on the Moral Underpinnings of the Current Economic Crisis” (2009). A sought-after speaker in education and parenting circles, he and his wife, Elizabeth, have raised two daughters and live in Lincolnville.

Release party

BELFAST — In support of their debut CD release, Waldo county band OdLaW will perform songs from its first offering, “OdLaW 1,” along with a variety of material from popular artists new and old at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18,  at Amore’s Restaurant & Lounge in Belfast, 95 Searsport Ave., Route 1. Musicians Gary Grant, percussion; Sam Ladd, guitar/vocals; and Jerry Weaver, bass/vocals will provide an eclectic blend of Americana rock ‘n’ soul. You can hear the band and view its music video at CDs are available at Bull Moose Records, the Belfast Co-op and on-line.

Call for local artists

ROCKPORT — The annual Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, this year, and artists are invited to submit paintings for sale with part of the proceeds going to help support agricultural programs at the farm.  In years past, hundreds of visitors have attended the event along with the Member Appreciation Night, which is a preview to the art show for Aldermere Farm donors and volunteers.

Artists are invited to submit for sale framed or matted prints or originals in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil and pastel depicting the Belted Galloway cattle, Aldermere Farm scenery or Maine coastal scenes.  Artists have two different options for participating: Exhibiting and selling artwork with 30 percent of the sales price being donated to Aldermere Farm or donating artwork with 100 percent of the sales price benefiting Aldermere Farm. Artists are encouraged to participate in either manner, and attendance at the sale is not required.

There is no limit to the number of originals each artist can submit, but prints are limited to 15 per artist.  Prints should also be placed in a box or container that could be used for display purposes.  Artwork will be on display at the main farm barn “gallery” on Friday, Aug.12, for a Member Appreciation Night event and then all day Saturday for the art show and sale.  Artwork can be brought to the farm office at 70 Russell Ave. during business hours  of 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Aug. 1-9, with the last day for submission being Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m.  Call Sarah Post, program manager, at 236-2739 or email for registration and event information. Visit for more event information.

International fundraiser

BELFAST — Helena Melone and local African drumming group DJUMP will return to the UU Church on Saturday, June 25. Also performing will be Tom Luther and Jeff Densmore, as well as jazz guitarist Madison Martin.  Expanding Opportunities is holding a second annual benefit dinner and show, Asanta San,  at 7 p.m. The Social Justice Committee at the Belfast UU Church will again sponsor the event, which will feature performances by the local belly dancer.

Locally, the organization manages Camp Forest, a wilderness day and expedition camp for children, and the Aina Moja Shop at The Working Art Gallery, where local artwork meets African and Peruvian artwork.  Internationally, the organization administers JWHS children’s home, girl-child rescue, a distance learning center, and service journey projects to Kenya and Peru.

Tickets to the event are $10, but volunteers and children will attend free. The organization is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks at this fun family event such as kitchen and cooking help, set up and clean up, and handling the door.  For more information about volunteering for Expanding Opportunities call Nicole at  722-3708 or email

Benefit concert for Haiti

ROCKPORT — The Searsport District High School French Club will be hosting a summer

evening of lively entertainment at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Rockport Opera House.

The line-up includes the headliner, Paris-born singer/songwriter Remy de Laroque who currently lives in New York City;  Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, Dan Strauss; Gifrants, a Haiti-born, Boston-based Caribbean jazz fusion artist; and Maine talent The Phelps Family Band.

All proceeds from Melange will go to a Maine-based organization, KonbitSante, in their Health Partnership with Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The club’s goal is to help those in Haiti who are still affected by the 2010 earthquake.

Ticket prices are adults: $10 at the door, $9 in advance; children 12 and under, $ 6; fathers accompanied by a child, $7; seniors 65 and older, $6. Group discount: six-adult group ticket purchase, $55 at the door, $48 in advance.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Left Bank Books, 21 East Main St., Searsport, 548-6400; Mr.Paperback, 1F Belmont Ave., Belfast, 338-2735; The Owl &Turtle Bookshop, 32 Washington St., Camden, 236-4769; Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., Rockland, 594-4123.