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


APPLETON — Appleton Historical Society Harvest of the Arts and Monthly Gathering, program of presentations by Appleton musicians and writers, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Appleton Meeting House, Sennebec Road.

BELFAST — “Anything Goes,” group exhibit of work by 26 artists, through Oct. 1. Betts Gallery, 96 Main St. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2. Oil paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography and more. 338-6465.

BELFAST — “Egypt,” photographs by Megan Marsanskis, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Opening 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2, in conjunction with free monthly wine tasting. 338-2532.

CAMDEN — Designing Women fine art and craft show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 3, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Luncheon, desserts. Admission by $2 donation. 785-4796.

DAMARISCOTTA — Brian Boone and Roger Taylor Panek, “Photos, Fabrications and Etchings: A multimedia exhibit of wildlife and local sea critters,” through Sept. 16, Pemaquid Watershed Association, 15 Courtyard St. Portion of proceeds benefit the association. 563-2196.

ROCKLAND — Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Priscilla (Penny) Markley, Kay Sullivan, Marjorie Walsh, 15 other artists, through September, Art Space Gallery. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2. 594-8784.

THOMASTON — “The Art of the Still Life,” 20 contemporary artists, through Sept. 29, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. 354-0605.

WISCASSET — Benefit exhibit, works by Impressionist Candasa Edwards Epstein, September, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. Reception, 3-6 p.m. Sept. 10. 882-7511.

WISCASSET — “The Scent of Flowers,” through Sept. 18, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. 882-7511.


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

CAMDEN — “Roots, Shoots, Veggies, and Fruits,” 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. For children ages 7-13. Free.

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

ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Library: Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays; Farmers Market Storytime, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Baby Storytime, 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.

ROCKPORT — Tea and Puppets Playgroups, 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 2, Ashwood Waldorf School, Park Street. For children 18 months-3 years. Free. 236-8021,

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. 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 — Local seafood cooking class, with Personal Chef Don Chatfield, 11 a.m. Sept. 6, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $15. Reservations, 563-1363 by Sept. 2.

ROCKLAND — AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15, location TBA. Age 50 and older. Defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, rules of the road. Limited seating; advance registration required. $14 fee, $2 discount with AARP card, lunch included. 596-0339.


CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, Elm Street: Bob McKeown, general manager, Quarry Hill and Knox Long Term Care, Sept. 6; Rob Eddy, Classic Yacht Models, Sept. 13; Barrett Brown, president, Cedarworks, Sept. 20; Julie von Kamecke, chairwoman, The Penobscot School, Sept. 27. 691-4893.

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, Tim Hortons. Frank, 975-2433, or

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Stockton Springs Historical Society labor Day, 1 p.m. Sept. 4, 136 Middle St. Hot dogs, beverages and calico beans provided. Bring picnic food to share. Tableware provided. 567-4040.

UNION — Come Spring Quilters, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 22, People’s Methodist Church, Route 235. New members and beginners invited. Bring rotary cutters, cutting mats and fabric scraps. Soup and desserts available, or bring a sandwich. 273-3331 or 785-513.

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


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

ROCKLAND — Dancing4Fun, community dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, second-floor Studio Red space, 16 School St., historic Oddfellows building. Free, donation toward space rental appreciated. No dances in August.

Fairs, fundraisers

BROOKS — Country View Golf Club Tournament, Sept. 10, sponsored by FUTURE SAD3. Registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, door prizes. Future Information and registration forms, 948-2644 or 342-5993.

ROCKLAND — Walk for Fukushima potluck supper and walkers send-off party, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Walkers depart, same location, 11 a.m. Sept. 4. Public and supporters invited. Patti at 975-3317,

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.

THORNDIKE — Annual chicken barbecue and yard sale, Sept. 3, Thorndike Congregational Church, Route 139. Yard sale, 9 a.m., barbecue at 11:30 a.m., cost $8.


CUSHING — Documentary “Mining Challenges a Civilization,” about disruption of Mongolia’s nomadic ways, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Cushing Historical Society, Hathorn Point Road. Short society business meeting after film. 354-6351.

ROCKLAND — “Views on Vermeer,” 8 p.m. Sept. 2, Strand Theatre. $7 members, $8.50 others. 596-0949.

Lectures, events

BELFAST — Reading by the four editors of “Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents” 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St.. Refreshments and question-and-answer discussion afterward. Books available for purchase. 338-0001.

CAMDEN — “Tending the Perennial Garden, Part Four” with Wendy Andresen, noon Sept. 6, Merryspring Nature Center. Free to children and members, $5 others. 236-2239.

CAMDEN — Author and photographer Brian Vanden Brink, “Porch,” illustrated talk about his new book, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440.

DAMARISCOTTA — Talk on Care Transitions services with specialist Andrea Handel, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. 563-1363.

ROCKLAND — Slide talk on history of harvesting seaweed for marine colloids by Parker Laite, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Rockland Public Library.

ROCKLAND — “Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock,” with scholar Henry Adams, 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Farnsworth Art Museum. $8 members, $10 for others. Seating limited. 596-0949.


BELFAST — Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. Sept. 3, Belfast United Methodist Church. $7, $3.50 children 5 to12, free to children under 5.

DAMARISCOTTA — Lunch and Learn, history of Maine apples with author John Bunker of Fedco Seeds, 11:15 a.m. Sept. 7, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Advance reservations required, 563-1363 by 9 a.m. Sept. 7. $4 disabled or over 60, $6 others.

FREEDOM — Roast pork supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 3, Freedom Congregational Church. $7, $3 children 12 and under, free to children under 3. Benefits church projects. 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.

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.

THORNDIKE — Public chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, Thorndike Church, Route 139. $8. Preceded by yard sale, 9 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Public supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Evening Star Grange, across from Gibbs Library, 33 Old Union Road. $8, $4 children, $1 off per person with each Food Pantry donation. Benefits Grange programs.


BELFAST — Belfast Historical Society and Museum, 10 Market St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. Free. 338-9229

BROOKS — Brooks Historical Society, Pilley House, Route 7. Staples’ Sleigh made in Brooks 1888, Dow family memorabilia, children’s dinner plates circa 1900, videos of Brooks residents, old theater curtain, vintage gowns. Donations accepted. Free refreshments on porch. Air-conditioned. Betty Littlefield, 722-3633.

CAMDEN — Cramer Museum and Conway Homestead, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. New exhibit, “Call to Arms,” depicting four 1861 events.

LINCOLNVILLE — Lincolnville Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum, 33 Beach Road, Route 173. Open 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or by appointment, 789-5984.

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

THOMASTON — General Henry Knox Museum, Montpelier, through Columbus Day weekend. Hours, 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.

THOMASTON — Thomaston Historical Society Knox Farmhouse Museum, 80 Knox St., 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, to end of September, or by appointment, 354-4121. Free, donations appreciated.

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

UNION — Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July, August, Union Fairgrounds.

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


BELFAST — Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Sept. 1, Odlaw, corner High and Main streets.

ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts: “First Chair All Stars — Season Finale,” 8 p.m. Sept. 1, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $40, $30, $8. 236-2823.

SEARSPORT — Open mike, 3-8 p.m. Sundays, The Brick House, with Dan Hudson. Open to all music, singing abilities.

ST. GEORGE — Country, folk and gospel jam, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, St. George Grange, off Route 131 at Wiley’s Corner. Free, donations accepted for cost of hall. Benefits charitable causes. Musicians and audience invited.

UNIITY — Kyle Carey with Rosie MacKensie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 at or at the door. Pre-jam session, 6:30 p.m. and musicians invited to bring instruments. 948-7469.

WARREN — Rockland-based brass and wind ensemble Bay Winds North , 3-5 p.m. Sept. 11, Woolen Mill Park. Free. Bring refreshments (no alcohol), blankets or lawn chairs. Free.


CAMDEN — Humorist Tim Sample, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. $10. 236-4406.