Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE SEVEN TO 10 DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION. Email: Mail: The Beacon Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402


BELFAST — “Hooves, Fur and Feathers,” through July 18, Maine Farmland Trust gallery, 97 Main St. 338-6575.

BELFAST — Black and white photography exhibit “Back to Basics,” June 17-July 14, Galerie Dufour. Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. June 17. 338-6448,

CAMDEN —  “Goldfish Variations,” works by Nina Holland, through June 30, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library.

ROCKLAND — Works by America Martin, June 30-July 27, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. June 30. 594-7745.

ROCKLAND — Artist Kitty Smith, folk art exhibition depicting patron saint icons, June, Thomaston Public Library. 354-2453.

ROCKLAND — Works by Alan Bray of  Sangerville, Michael Reece of Searsmont, Jan Rosenbaum of Rockport and Kristin Malin of Georgetown, June 22-July 16, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St.  Opening reception 6-8 p.m. June 22.  594-5935.

THOMASTON — “American Realism: Works on Paper,” July 1-Aug. 4, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. July 1. 354-0605,

WISCASSET — “Illustrated Passages: Artworks Illustrating Paragraphs and Poems,” through July 10, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. 882-7511.

WISCASSET — Sidewalk Art Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. Maine craftsmen and artists.

WISCASSET — Botanical Illustration, 10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday in June and July, Maine Art Gallery garden, 15 Warren St. For experienced artists as well as beginners needing instruction., 882-7511.


BELFAST — Story times, 10 a.m. Thursdays for Lapsitters, Fridays for Terrific Toddlers, Belfast Free Library. 338-3884, ext. 24.

LIBERTY — Play group for children birth to age 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Ivan O. Davis Library. 589-3161.

ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Library: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays; baby story time, 10 a.m. Fridays. 594-0310.

ROCKLAND — Children’s drawing workshops led by Catinka Knoth, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Room, Rockland Public Library. Ages 6 and up, free, open to all, materials provided. 594-0310.

SEARSMONT — Searsmont Town Library story and art time, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. 342-5549.

WARREN — Page Play, story and play time for children, 1 p.m. Fridays, Children’s Area, Warren Free Public Library.  For children of all ages. 273-2900.

WASHINGTON — Children’s Story Hour 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Reading, arts and crafts. Free.


DAMARISCOTTA — AARP Driver Safety Program, for drivers 50 years of age and older, noon-4:30 p.m. June 17, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers. Call 563-1363 by June 16 to reserve a seat.

JEFFERSON — “Phenomenal Plants” classes taught by Dr. Dan Townsend: “Trees and Shrubs,” 1-5 p.m. June 25, Hidden Valley Nature Center. $25 for HVNC members, $30 for nonmembers. Reservations requested at or 586-6752.

ROCKLAND — German Immersion Cooking Class with Renate Tower, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Hands-on class; instruction and conversation will be in German, but all levels are welcome. Tuition $45. 594-1084,

THOMASTON — Finnish language class, 11:30-1:30 p.m. alternate Saturdays, July 9-Sept. 3, Oct. 15-Dec. 5, Jura Hall, Finnish Congregational Church, Route 131. To register, write to the Finnish Heritage House, P.O. Box 293, South Thomaston, ME 04858.


BROOKS — Beano, canasta and bridge games, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Varney Building in the village center with The Jolly Neighbors. Open to all.

ROCKLAND — Midcoast Peace and Justice Group, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. 691-0322.

ROCKLAND — Knitting Night, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Quilt Divas, 607 Main St. Free. 594-9447.

ROCKLAND — Midcoast Chess Club. 5-9 p.m. Thursdays at Tim Horton’s. Frank, 975-2433, or

UNITY— Unity Area Rotary Club, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli, 215 Depot St.

WALDO — Waldo County Extension Association, 6:30-8 p.m. second Monday, University of Maine Extension, 992 Waterville Road. 800-287-1426 or

WALDOBORO — Midcoast Young Republicans, 7 p.m. third Thursday, American Legion Hall, 181 Jefferson St.


BELFAST — Ballroom dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, East Belfast Elementary School, Swan Lake Avenue. Free, open to all, including singles. Offers time to practice ballroom dance steps. Chuck, 505-5521.

ROCKLAND — Dancing4Fun, community dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, first-floor dance studio, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. Free, donations toward space rental appreciated.

Fairs, fundraisers

BELFAST — Friends of the Belfast Free Library annual book sale, 4-8 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25, at the library. Hardcovers, paperbacks, audio books, CDs and DVDs available. Donations to the sale are welcome. Call 338-3884, ext 10, to see what’s wanted.

ISLESBORO — Island Feral Cat Association, CATSMEOW Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 9-10, Islesboro Community Center. To participate call Kate, 734-6673, for information or application.

PALERMO — Early Summer Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18, Palermo Community Library, Route 3. Interested artisans, call Linda at 993-2246.

ROCKLAND — Grace Bible Fellowship clothing closet, open to those in need, noon-2 p.m. last Saturday or by request. Church office, 596-7117. Clothing in closet is free.


BROOKS — “Field of Dreams,” 4 p.m. June 19, Marsh River Theater,  24 Monroe Highway, Route 139. $5, children 12 and under $2, all fathers will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by their child(ren).

ROCKLAND — Film and discussion series on “Joan of Arcadia,” 6:30 p.m. June 16, 23 and 30, Rockland Public Library. Discussion leaders, Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising. Free.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, “Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor,” 7 p.m. Room 208, Academy Building, 60 Main St.; June 17, “Suddenly Last Summer”; June 24, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.” Free, donations appreciated. 354-2453.

Lectures, events

CAMDEN — “Three Poets Welcome Summer,” featuring poetry readings from Gayle Portnow, Carol Bachofner and Wendy Rapaport, 6:30 p.m. June 21, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — “The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden,” slide talk by Dr. Richard Cornelia, 6:30 p.m. June 23, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Photographer Josie Iselin, author of “Beach: A Book of Treasure,” 6:30 p.m. June 28, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — “Clematis: Queen of the Flowering Vines” by Cindy Tibbetts of Hummingbird Farm, noon June 21, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Admission free to Merryspring members and children, $5 for non-members.  236-2239, at

DAMARISCOTTA — Author J. Courtney Sullivan, “Maine,” 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, Maine Coast Bookshop, 158 Main St.

FRANKFORT — Presentation on the history of Mount Waldo Granite Company by Stephen Haynes, curator of the Maine Granite Industry Historical Museum, 7 p.m. June 23, Frankfort Elementary School Gym. Group discussion follows. Light refreshments available.

ROCKPORT — Masters of 20th Century Photography lecture series, 4 p.m. Mondays, Maine Media Workshops: June 20, Paul Caponigro; July 18, Arnold Newman; Aug. 15, Ernst Haas; Aug. 22, W. Eugene Smith. 236-8581,


BELFAST —  USO Tour themed chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m. July 2, First Church in Belfast. $10, $5 children 10 and under. Portion of the proceeds benefits Troop Greeters of Bangor International Airport. Local, live entertainment in keeping with the USO Tour theme. 338-2282.

FREEDOM — Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m. July 2, Freedom Congregational Church Hall. $7, $3 children 12 and under, children 3 and under free. All proceeds benefit church projects.

LINCOLNVILLE — Monthly neighborhood potluck supper, June 29, July 27 and Aug. 31, 2372 Atlantic Hwy (Bay Leaf Cottages). Bring casserole, salad or dessert. Meat, beverages, place settings provided. Free. RSVP, 706-7929.

MONROE — “Trattoria Monroe,”  Italian cuisine, 5:30 p.m. June 25, Monroe Community Church (Route 139 near 141). Reservations only, $10 per ticket. 525-9908.

NORTHPORT — Public supper buffet, 4:30-6 p.m. June 25, Northport VFW  Route 1.  $7, $3 children. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices. Handicapped accessible.

ROCKLAND — Free meal, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 27 Payne Ave., Route 1. Open to all. 594-5326.

ROCKLAND — Spanish language brown bag lunch hosted by Spanish instructor Billy Smith, 12:15-1:15 p.m. June 21 and 28, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. To practice listening to and speaking Spanish with fellow students, all levels of Spanish speakers are invited. Tea is served. No fee; donations are welcome.  594-1084,

SEARSMONT — Ham and casseroles supper, 5 p.m. July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Searsmont United Methodist Church. $8, $3 children.

SOUTH MONTVILLE — New Life Community Church food pantry, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, at church, Route 173 next to Choate Road. Bread, fresh fruits, vegetables. Open to those of all communities.

WASHINGTON — Public steak supper, 4:30-7 p.m. June 18, Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220.  $13. To benefit the Mt. Olivet Lodge’s 2011 scholarship programs. 845-3045.


FRIENDSHIP — Museum opening day celebration, 1-4 p.m. June 25, corner of Rt 220 and the Martin Point Road. Refreshments. Newly designed mug available for purchase.

OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $10, $8 age 65 and older, free under 18. Museum hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-4418,

THOMASTON — General Henry Knox Museum, Montpelier, through Columbus Day weekend. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, also on Sunday and Monday of holiday weekends, except for Labor Day. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children, free under 5. 354-8062.

THORNDIKE — Bryant Stove and Music Museum, off Route 139, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 568-3665.

WISCASSET — Castle Tucker, Lee Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday through Oct. 15;  Nickels-Sortwell House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday to Sunday through Oct. 15. Free to members of Historic New England,  $5 others, $4 seniors, $2.50 under 12.


BELFAST — Open mike coffeehouse, 7-10 p.m. Fridays throughout the summer, Maine Coast Welcome Center (opposite Viking Lumber on Route 1). 930-3633.

BELFAST — Traditional Shape Note singing session, 7-9 p.m. June 13, First Church Fellowship Hall, entrance on Spring Street. Open to all, at no cost, newcomers welcome. Books available for loan and purchase. 594-5743.

BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: June 23, The Hips, corner High and Main streets; June 30, Bel Isle, Heritage Park; July 7,  TBA,  corner High and Main streets; July 14, Ameranouche, Heritage Park; July 21, Odlaw, corner High and Main streets; July 28,  Raku Raku, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 4, High School Jazz Band: Noah Fishman & Pals, Heritage Park; Aug. 11, Monday Night Jazz, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 18,  TBA, Steamboat Landing; Aug. 25, Riptyde, Beaver Street; Sept. 1, Willy Kelly Band, corner High and Main streets.

BELFAST — Spring recital by the private flute and voice students of Diana Brookes Brown, 7 p.m. June 16, Belfast Area High School. Free, open to the public. 567-3089.

BROOKS — Marsh River Singers presenting favorite songs, 7:30 p.m. June 17-18, Marsh River Theater.

CAMDEN — Ale House String Band, 9 a.m.-noon June 18, Camden Farmers Market.

ROCKLAND — Free, open jam 2-4 p.m. Sundays at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 701-7627.

ROCKLAND — Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music concert, 7:30 p.m. June 16, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Suggested donation $10.

ROCKPORT — Midcoast Community Chorus concert, 7 p.m. June 18, Strom Auditorium. Benefits Maine Farmland Trust. General admission tickets, $15 at HAV II and Owl & Turtle, Camden; The Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; and The Green Store, Belfast. Reserve seating, $22 and $30, and credit cards sales, 975-0582.


BELFAST — Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Saturdays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. Come as you are. 338-2412.

BROOKS — Preseason Days sleepovers, June 18-19, Camp Forest. For ages 7-17. 1-888-760-7943,

UNITY — Special healing service, 10:30 a.m. June 26, Quaker Hill Christian Church, 437 Quaker Hill Road. Original, inspirational Christian music by Greater Purpose. 491-5080,