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Noteworthy Calendar Listings
For the Week beginning August 28
Please Take Note:
Email calendar listings to or mail to The Free Press Calendar, 8 North Main St., Suite 101, Rockland, ME 04841 or FAX to 596-6698 by noon the Friday before the Thursday publication date. Please include your name, address and phone number.


• Common Ground Fair Tickets Now on Sale,
at retail outlets throughout Maine and at, for $10/$8 seniors versus $15/$10 at the gate, where lines can get long. The fair runs Fri.-Sun., Sept. 19-21, starting 9 a.m. each day.
• Memorial for Marc Johnson, 5 p.m., Rockport Opera House. On behalf the Johnson family, Bay Chamber Concerts invites the community to a celebration of the cellist's life. All are welcome.
• Free Belfast Summer Nights Concert, 5 p.m., High and Main streets. The final concert of the season features three bands: Tuba Skinny, CatchaVibe and the Roustabouts. Bring chairs, picnics and dancing feet. FMI: 322-7123.
• "Waylaid by Beauty: An Evening Cabaret," 6:30 p.m., Whitehall Inn, Camden. Live music, wine and dinner, with notable local poets reading from Millay's and their own work. Part of the Millay Summer Series. Reservations: 236-3391.
• Peter Mezolan at Liberty Library, 7 p.m. Plunk meets funk when he performs his outrageous banjo program.
Sky Hunter, 7:30 p.m. Red Door Barn, 46 John St., Camden. Leap Dance Theater presents the dance performance featuring the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi. $12. Reservations: 975-5567. Park at Legion Hall, Pearl Street.


• Historic & Haunted High Street Walk,
1-4 p.m., Wiscasset. The tour will include Castle Tucker and the oldest working courthouse in Maine. Local legends and tales of the buildings will be told and you'll get to speak with a local journalist who investigates the paranormal. A portion of the $35 ticket price benefits Historic New England. Reservations: or 380-3806.
• Author Ron Singer to Read, 4-6 p.m., WORKS, Searsport. He reads from and signs his poetry chapbook "Look to Mountains, Look to Sea" and reads from "Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with African Pro-Democracy Leaders." FMI:
• Feed Back Music Festival, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. With Quantam (electronic beats), Ethan Andrews Ace Tones (improv jazz rock), Darren Deicide (acid blues rock) and Jim Dandy (punk rock). $3 donation.
• Georgina Butler at Velvet Lounge, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, Rockland. Her folk- and punk-inspired vocals are a counterpoint to her romantic originals.
• "Drumming in a New World" Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., John Street Methodist Church, Camden. Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm plays. $15/$10 seniors & students/free under 12. FMI: or 332-5892.
• 4th Annual Portland Brew Festival, Fri. & Sat., Aug. 29 & 30, Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St. With more than 40 brewers, retailers and home brewing clubs. $40 tickets (and $5 designated driver/no alcohol tickets):
• Camden Windjammer Festival, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 29-31. With a three-day Maritime Heritage Fair. Highlights include the Lobster Crate Race on Saturday and the Sea Dog Show on Sunday. Full schedule:
• Boothbay Harbor Fest, Fri., Aug. 29-Sun., Sept. 7. It opens with a Harbor Crawl on Fri., Aug. 29, 4-7 p.m., with local merchants doling out refreshments and restaurants serving up specials. Highlights include the 5K & Half Marathon at Boothbay Craft Brewery on Sun., Aug. 31. Schedule: or 671-7676.


• Castlebay at Colonial Pemaquid,
The duo plays Celtic music outdoors at 1 and 3 p.m. FMI: or 677-2423.
• Robin Elliott & Friends in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge. The country-and-blues man and other musicians play to celebrate his newly released CD "Well Worn."
• Wailin' Jennys Concert, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. The folk trio performs. $30 adv. tickets: 633-5159 or Save the online fee by buying at the box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 8-2, Tues.-Fri. $35 day of.
• Tuba Skinny at Schooner Landing Pub, 8 p.m., Damariscotta. They bring their Big Easy sound, playing jazz classics and originals.
• Dance in Belfast, 9 p.m.-midnight. American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St. Black Ledge performs music from the '70s to today. Public welcome. $5.
• Vintage Motorcycle Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Owls Head Transportation Museum. $16/under 18 free. Planes fly early in the day. FMI: or 594-4418.


• 34th Annual Maine Sport Triathlon,
Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake, Camden. Register at or at 8 a.m. race day. Race starts 9 a.m. with half-mile swim, 26-mile bike ride through Camden, Hope & Lincolnville, and 6.6-mile run through Camden's hills. FMI: or 236-8779.
• Free James McMurtry Concert, 2 p.m., Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road, Union. Refreshments on sale at noon. Bring a blanket.
• Play with the Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club, 1 p.m., Village Green at Boothbay Railway Village. Grown-ups and kids are welcome to try their hand. After the rules are explained, it's "play ball." Museum admission $10/$5 kids/members free. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome.
• Oratorio Chorale Auditions, 2:30-4 p.m., and Sun., Sept. 7, 1:30-3 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Pleasant St., Brunswick. All voice parts welcome. Singers not required to prepare music. To schedule a slot:
• "Classical Music in Historic Sites," a series of concerts by the DaPonte String Quartet at four sites on the National Register of Historic Places: First Baptist Church in Paris Hill at 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 31; Old Harpswell Meeting House in Harpswell at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 6; Old Walpole Meetinghouse in Walpole at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 (candlelight concert); and Wells Reserve at Laudholm at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 12. Concerts are $25, except Paris Hill, which is $15. Tickets: or 529-4555.


• Redcoat Occupation of Belfast Recalled,
6 p.m. Belfast Historical Society president Megan Pinette leads a walk and talk from Heritage Park up Main Street, to the site where Belfast's chief magistrate met with the British general in charge of the truce and occupation 200 years ago.


• LCCT Season Auditions,
5:30-7:30 p.m., Skidompha Library's Porter Hall, Damariscotta. Auditions for Lincoln County Community Theater's new Sundays Without Scenery play-reading series, as well as for other offerings of the new season, are held Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 2 & 4. Learn more at


• Penobscot Bay Singers Auditions,
St. Margaret's Parish Hall, Court Street, Belfast. Rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. and auditions will follow. All singers welcome, especially bass/baritones. Auditions also held after the Sept. 10 rehearsal. To slot a spot:


• Eclectic Concert at Rockland Library,
6 p.m. Duo Dusty and Joanna play folk, gospel, bluegrass and sea songs. Joanna sings and plays the six-string. Dusty plays autoharp and guitar. Ray Montana joins on bass. FMI: 594-0310.
• /i>Medea, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. A new season of live theater from the National Theatre in London kicks off with Euripides' powerful tragedy about a scorned wife and mother who exacts appalling revenge.
• Talk by Author Paul Doiron, 7 p.m., Camden Library. He presents "The Bone Orchard," latest in his best-selling series about game warden Mike Bowditch.
• Niger-Based Musician Bombino, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. His latest release, "Nomad," was named on NPR Music's and Rolling Stone's top- 50 album lists of 2013. Also playing, Portland trio Micromasse. $25 tickets: or 594-0070.


• Contradance in Belfast,
Fri., Sept. 5, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St. Community dance led by Chrissy Fowler, with the All-Comers Band, 6:30 p.m. $2/$1 kids. Contradance with Fowler calling and music by Ari & Mia with Bethany Waickman 8 p.m. $10/$7 ages 13-20 and All-Comers/$4 kids. FMI: 338-0979 or
• Reading by Author CB Anderson, Fri., Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. She reads from and discusses her book of short stories, "River Talk."
• Belfast Peace Festival, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 5 & 6, Miller and Court streets opens with a street dance; ends with a concert. Workshops, a pancake breakfast and other events. Full schedule: FMI: 691-5153.
• Live Edge Music Festival & Tree Farm Field Day, Sat., Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Kids' activities, guided tours, draft horse logging demos, speakers and food, beer and other vendors. Free admission. FMI: or 200-8840.
• 2nd Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, Sat., Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre. A "hands-on," all-ages show featuring tinkerers, artists and inventors of all sorts. Admission: $2/$5 families.
• Greater Gator Open Golf Tourney, Sat., Sept. 6, Rockland Golf Club. Four-person scramble, gross-only event starts 1 p.m. With hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin prizes. $115 includes golf, cap, lobster dinner and team photo. Benefits the Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund. FMI: 594-9322.
• Novel Jazz Septet to Play, Sat., Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Bristol Mills Congregational Church. They play music of the giants, including Ellington and Strayhorn.
• Beatles for Sale to Perform, Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The award-winning tribute band plays. FMI:
• Frances Perkins Homestead Tours, Sun., Sept. 7, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Newcastle. Perkins, Secretary of Labor under FDR, called the home on the banks of the Damariscotta River her source of renewal. Morning tour includes house and grounds. Afternoon tour is of house only. Tickets, $20/$16 AARP members:, 563-3374 or stop by the Perkins Center in Damariscotta.
• History of Damariscove Island Boat Trip, Sun., Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore the island's history with Chip Griffin, co-author of "Coming of Age on Damariscove Island." The Balmy Day Cruises ship leaves from Pier 8 in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Bring a picnic, water, sturdy shoes and sunblock. $40 tickets: 633-4818 or
• 11th Annual Maine Wienerfest, Sun., Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast. It's everything dachshund, from the Grand Parade to the teckeling demos. Admission $2/under 12 free. Schedule:
• 8th Annual Henryfest, Sun., Sept. 7, noon-6:30 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Outdoor, family-friendly music festival featuring Tim O'Brien, Don Roy & Friends, Sly-Chi, Joe Walsh, Brittany Haas & Owen Marshall, The Jerks of Grass and Flight 317. Adv. tickets, $18/$35 family, 846-9559 or $20/$40 family at gate.
• Harvest of the Arts in Appleton, Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m., at the Meetinghouse. Artists, authors, musicians and artisans who wish to take part should call Jan Janville at 785-4188. Free admission.
• "Poetry Rocks," Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m., WORKS, 21 East Main St., Searsport. Poet Dave Morrison creates pieces from scratch with musical accompaniment.
• Riverside Castlebay Concert, Sun., Sept. 7, 2-4:30 p.m., Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St. The duo celebrates the life and times of the builders and sailors of "Maine's first ship," Virginia. $10 adv. tickets:, send a check payable to Maine's First Ship, P.O. Box 231, Bath, ME 04530, or stop by the Freight Shed. Summer hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-3 and Sunday noon-3.
• Bill Maher in Portland, Sun., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Adults only. Tickets: or 842-0800.
• Tapestry Singers Begin Rehearsals, Mon., Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Academy's Studio B. The Newcastle-based singers of choral music invite you to come learn more, whether you're soprano or bass, amateur or pro, student or retiree. FMI: or 607-9269.
• "So You Think You Know Rockland" Quiz Show, Tues., Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The Rockland Main Street, Inc. show pits teams against each other to see who knows the most about Lime City. $10/$5 under 18. For info on fielding a team or being a sponsor: or 593-6093.
• Sawin Millett to Speak at Rockland Library, Thurs., Sept. 11, noon-1:30 p.m. The former Maine Finance Commissioner, who's been in government since 1969, discusses Maine's economic future. $10 contribution at door goes to Help Heat Homes.
• 17th Annual Whisker Walk Family Fun Day and 5K, Sat., Sept. 13, Harbor Park, Rockland. On-site registration opens 8 a.m. 5K starts 9 a.m. Mile-long walk starts 10 a.m. Festivities run until 2 p.m. and include agility course demos, food, live music, pet retailers and crafters. Benefits Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County. FMI:
• "Champagne on the Sheepscot" Gala, Sat., Sept. 13, 4:30-7 p.m. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association holds its annual fundraiser on an island in Newcastle, with music by Narrow Gauge String Band, hors d'oeuvres, champagne and local artwork for sale. $40, or $125 to be a patron: or 586-5616.
• Asleep at the Wheel in Rockland, Sat., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. The iconic Western swing band plays.$35 adv. tickets: or 594-0070. $40 day of.
• Lobster Bite Challenge, Thurs., Sept. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. 19 chefs vie for the People's Choice and Chef's Choice awards. $60 includes libations: 633-2353.
• Chad Hollister Band in Rockland, Sat., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre. Vermont band known for their songs "Grow" and "Fall" play to raise money for Hope Elephants. $40 tickets online and at the door:

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