Carolee Batson of Ellsworth speaks with fellow marchers before the Bangor women's march commenced Jan. 19. Credit: Natalie Williams
New Surry Theatre presents ‘Papermaker’

BLUE HILL — Blue Hill’s New Surry Theatre brings beloved Maine author Monica Wood’s powerful play “Papermaker” to the stage with performances at 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1, 2, 8 and 9, and 3 p.m. March 3. Tickets at or at 200-4720. During a paper mill strike in a small Maine town, the lives of two families collide around a company CEO and a man building a wooden ark in his yard. Criss-crossing the lines between workers and management, “Papermaker” is a revealing drama about family, loyalty, and the quiet struggles of mill-town life.

Brass Club Speakeasy at Seal Cove museum

TREMONT — Brass Club Speakeasy with old-time Big Band show Swingin’ Overtime will be held 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Seal Cove Auto Museum, Tremont Road. Cocktail hour 7-8 p.m. Gaming room open with blackjack tables and Wheel of Chance. Tickets online at or call 244-9242. $25 for members, $40 for non-members. Nonmember tickets include a 2019 membership to the museum. All tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Carpooling encouraged.

Second annual Mid and Northern Maine Women’s March in downtown Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH — The second annual Mid & Northern Maine Women’s March will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9. The March will begin at Ellsworth City Hall, at One City Hall Plaza, and will walk to J&B Atlantic, 142 Main Street, for a gathering of speakers and artists including Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, legislative activist Isobel Golden, climate scientist Katherine Glover, poet and playwright Kathryn Robyn, Maine Common Good Coalition’s Stacy Leafsong, former HIV/AIDS educator Mary Harney, domestic violence advocate and clinical professional counselor Pamela Gagnon de Silva, and attorney Angela Okafor of Okafor Law Practice for Immigration Law. Music provided by Women With Wings. All are welcome. Visit or email for more information.

Monthly bird walk at Scott’s Landing Preserve

DEER ISLE — Paul Miller, Island Heritage Trust’s executive director, will lead the regular monthly bird walk at Scott’s Landing Preserve, 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9. All levels and ages of birders welcome. If you need a pair of binoculars, the Trust has some to lend, just let us know ahead of time. For more information, call 348-2455. $5 suggested donation.

Mount Desert Island High School to host Eastern Regional of Maine Drama Festival

MOUNT DESERT — The Eastern Regional of the Maine Drama Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 and 12 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Mount Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students and seniors 65+. For more information, call Festival host Chris Dougherty at To view the Festival schedule, click here.

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