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BELFAST — “All Around Maine,” works by Rainy Brooks, through Aug. 3, Beyond the Sea Gallery-Café. Pink champagne reception 5-8 p.m. July 22. 338-2100.

BELFAST — “Split Complement,” paintings by Kris Engman and Jerri Finch, Friday through Sunday, July 22-31, in the gardens and studios, 33 Battery Road. 338-1060.

BELFAST — “Depth of Field,” works by Adele Drake, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. July 22.

PORT CLYDE — “New Work,” painter John Wood and sculptor Bill Amidon, 5-8 p.m. July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23, noon-4 p.m. July 24, Ocean View Grange, Route 131.

ROCKLAND — Helen Corning, acrylic abstract paintings, July 27-Aug. 11, Jean B.

Chalmers Art Gallery, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education. Artist’s reception, 5-7 p.m. July 29. Also, First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5. 594-6490.

ROCKLAND — Art for Equality silent auction to benefit EqualityMaine’s effort to secure marriage equality for gay and lesbian families in Maine, First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 5, David Scriven Crowley Gallery, 409 Main St.

THOMASTON — “Peter Poskas:Timeless Places,” through Aug. 31, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. Opening, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5. 354-0605.


CAMDEN — “Bug Safari” workshop for children and adults, 1-3 p.m. July 24, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 236-2239.


ROCKLAND — French immersion course for students and teachers of French, conducted in French, July 25-26, Penobscot School. $90 includes four meals, 1.5 CEU for teachers. 594-1084.


BELFAST — Belfast Historical Society, 7 p.m. July 25, Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. Program, Tom Seymour, “Folk Instruments of Britain.” Free and open to all.

CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: Jon Nappa, a life in the motion picture industry, July 26. 691-4893.

OWL’S HEAD — Mussel Ridge Historical Society annual Owl’s Head Community Pot Luck Picnic, noon-3 p.m. July 24, Old Homestead, 453 Ash Point Drive. Children’s and adult’s games, Maine Highland Fiddlers, craft demonstrations, Maynard Stanley’s bean hole beans. Hotdogs, beverages, homemade ice cream provided. Bring salad, casserole, side dish, appetizer or dessert to share. Bring recipes and chairs. Open to all. Free, but donations accepted.

UNITY — Unity Historical Society meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 26, at the society’s building. Presentation on The Game Loft’s Eureka Project.

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

WASHINGTON — Washington Lakes Watershed Association annual meeting, 7 p.m. July 21, Evening Star Grange Hall, 21 Old Union Road. Public Invited. Speaker, Maggie Shannon,executive director, Maine Congress of Lake Associations. Refreshments. Free.


BELFAST — Women’s Works, contemporary dance, “Beneath the Dirt,” with Portuguese Fado music by Tremolino, 7 p.m. July 22-23, Belfast Dance Studio, High Street. $15. Open dress rehearsal, 7 p.m. July 21. $10. 323-8499.

ROCKPORT — Midsummer contradance with Whiffletree, 8 p.m. July 23, Simonton Corners. Sarah Smith, caller. No experience or partner is necessary. Open to all ages. $8. Free to children. Free refreshments. 832-5584.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BELFAST — Third annual Christmas in July sale, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 23, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Gently used Christmas items.

KNOX — Dirgo Grange 98 yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 pm. July 30-31, Ingraham Equipment parking lot, corner of Routes 137 and 220. Chicken barbecue at noon July 31, $8.

LIBERTY — Book, bake and vintage jewelry sale, 9 a.m.-noon July 30, Liberty Library. Fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, baked goods from bakers in Liberty and Montville, jewelry donated by local residents.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Yard sale and food sale, 8 a.m. July 30, Walter Trundy ball field. To donate yard sale items, Mary Jane Costigan, 567-3205. Clothing not accepted. Arrangements can be made for pick up. Bring baked goods and other food to food table day of sale. Benefits steeple repair fund.

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.

WINTERPORT — Mile-Long Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30, Winterport Memorial Library. Book sale at the library. Rental space available on library lawn and Union Meeting House lawn. $25. Provide your own table. To rent space, 223-5540.


BELFAST — Belfast Free Library Summer Comedy Film Series, 7 p.m. Sundays, except Monday, Aug. 15. Free. “Murder by Death,” July 24; “A Thousand Clowns,” July 31; “The Full Monty,” Aug. 7; “Life of Brian,” Aug. 15; “Waking Ned Devine,” Aug. 21; “A Fish Called Wanda,” Aug. 28.

BELFAST — Friday Night Flicks film series: Woody Allen, 7 p.m. Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. “Broadway Danny Rose,” July 22; “Bullets Over Broadway,” July 29. Free.

CAMDEN — Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Camden Public Library. Free. “Drums Along the Mohawk,” 8:15 p.m. July 26; “The Wizard of Oz,” 8 p.m. Aug. 2; “Moulin Rouge,” 8 p.m. Aug. 9. 236-3440.

ROCKLAND — Documentary “The Dhamma Brothers,” 6:30 p.m. July 21, Rockland Public Library. Film followed by discussion led by Warren resident Jonathan Purington. Free. 594-0310.

ROCKLAND — Teen-made films “The Roaring Twenties” and “ArtWorks,” 5 p.m. July 26, Strand Theatre. Free.

ROCKLAND — Documentaries “Queen of the Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us,” 3 and 7 p.m. July 24, “The City Dark,” 7 p.m. July 25, and 1 and 7 p.m. July 26, Strand Theatre. $8.50, $7.50 seniors and children 12 and under, and $7.50 matinees & Monday all day. 594-0070.

THOMASTON — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library film series, Free, donations appreciated. “His Girl Friday,” July 22; “Big Fish,” July 29. 354-2453.

VINALHAVEN — Vinalhaven Film Festival, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Smith Hoakenson Auditorium, Vinalhaven High School, 22 Arcola Lane: July 27, “King Corn,” Aug. 3, “Greenhorns;” Aug. 10, “Queen of the Sun.” Screenings preceded by a preview of “Meet Your Farmer” film series. Suggested donation: $5 per film.

Lectures, events

APPLETON — Slide presentation and discussion “Discovering Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants,” by naturalist Gary Roberts, 7-8:30 p.m. July 21, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. 785-5656.

BELFAST — “Revealing the Infinite Within,” by Anam Thubten, 7 p.m. July 21, Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. $10 suggested donation, 323-5393.

BELFAST — Sculptor Arthur Ganson, talk on his work, 7 p.m. July 28, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Suggested donation of $7 at the door. Students admitted free.338-2222.

CAMDEN — Fifth annual Philosophy at the Edge Conference, “Experimental Philosophy: Out of the Armchair and into the Lab,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Hall. $20, $10 students. Pre-registration requested,

CAMDEN — Brown Bag Lunch: “The Pitfalls of Debt: Understanding Your Debt and Resources Available to Help You,” with Julie Franchetti , noon July 22, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — “Not Your Grandmother’s Geraniums,” by Cindy Tibbetts, noon July 26, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. Free to Merryspring members and children, $5 for non-members. 236-2239.

CUSHING — Cushing Authors:Books in the Barn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-24,Hathorn Point Road at Cushing Historical Society. Reception, 5-7 p.m. July 22. Twenty authors display, read and sell their work. 354-2279.

ROCKLAND — Alexander Sanger slide-talk about his grandmother, Margery Durant and her air popularization tour across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 1931 and 1932, 6:30 p.m. July 28, Rockland Public Library. Free. 94-0310.

ROCKLAND — Charlie Ipcar, illustrated talk on steamboats, 7 p.m. July 22, Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. 594-0200, or


DAMARISCOTTA — Potluck supper, 4:30-6 p.m. July 21, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Folk and Celtic music by Joe Brennan and Davis Fields. $4 per person by calling 563-1363 to say what covered dish you bring to share; otherwise, $8 per person. Beverages provided.

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

NORTHPORT — Public supper buffet, 4:30-6 p.m. July 23, Northport VFW, Route 1. $7, $3 children. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

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

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.

JEFFERSON — Volunteer appreciation barbecue and open house, 5-7:30 p.m. July 22, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Open to volunteers and those who wish to volunteer. Music and food provided. Bring beverages.


BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: July 21, Willy Kelly Band, corner High and Main streets; July 28, Raku Raku, Rural Electric, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 4, Necessary Measures, Heritage Park; Aug. 11, Monday Night Jazz, corner High and Main streets; Aug. 18, TBA, Steamboat Landing; Aug. 25, Riptyde, Beaver Street; Sept. 1, Odlaw, corner High and Main streets.

CAMDEN — Midcoast Brass Quintet, 7 p.m. July 21, Camden Amphitheater. Rain location Picker Room, Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — Old fashioned hymn sing, 7 p.m. July 24, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Come and request your favorites. Open to all. Come as you are. 236-3680.

ROCKLAND — Bay Chamber Concerts, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. July 27, Strand Theatre, 345 Maine St. $40, $30 value seating, $8 children 18 and under. 236-2823. 888-707-2770 or

ROCKLAND — The Wailin’ Jennys, 8 p.m. July 31, Strand Theatre. $29, general admission. 594-0070.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts, Latitude 41, piano trio, 8 p.m. July 28, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30 value seating, $8 youth18 and under. 236-2823. 888-707-2770 or

ROCKPORT — “Brahms for Two,” with Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson, 8 p.m. July 21, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30, youth $8. 236-2823,

ROCKPORT — Windjammer Barbershop Chorus of Camden, free concert, 3 p.m. July 24, at the Rockville Community Chapel, Old Rockland Street, off Route 17. Donations accepted to benefit chapel renovations.

WALDOBORO — Concerts, 7 p.m., Orff’s Corner Community Church, Route 32, Winslow’s Mills Road: July 24, Tom Rawley and Leroy Jones, singing with guitar accompaniment; July 31, Paul Smeltzer and Ronnie Dolloff, piano and organ duet.

WASHINGTON — Conductors Concert, 2-5:30 p.m. July 23, Medomak Retreat Camp, Route 220. Free. 845-6001.


CAMDEN — Everyman Repertory Theatre production of “The 39 Steps,” 7:30 p.m. July 22, 23, 29 and 30, Camden Opera House. $18 adults, $10 students, available by calling 236-0173, at The Owl and Turtle and HAVII, Camden; Yo Mamma’s Home, Belfast; The Reading Corner, Rockland.

ROCKLAND — Rolling Stock Company production of “True Romance,” 5:30 p.m. July 25, back lawn, Rockland Public Library. Free.

WALDOBORO — Waldo Theatre schedule: “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m. July 29-30, Aug. 5-6, and 2 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7. Tickets, Waltz Pharmacy. 832-6060.


DAMARISCOTTA — Summer Conversations Tea for Perspective Volunteers and Friends, 2:30 p.m. July 28, Spectrum Generation Community Center, 521 Main St. Open to all. Volunteer Liaison Robin Maginn, 563-1363.

WISCASSET — Open Farm Day, Baby Animal Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24, Morris Farm Trust, 156 Gardiner Road. Goats, lambs, calves, bunnies. Free.