• Community Forum on School Safety at Belfast Area High School, 5:30-7 p.m. The RSU 71 school board has invited students, teachers, law enforcement, elected officials, mental health professionals and emergency responders to take part in the public forum that is open to everyone.
  • “World War I Open House,” 6 p.m., Maine State Library, 230 State St., Augusta. Captain Jonathan Bratten, Command Historian for Maine Army National Guard, gives a free talk on the WWI exhibits and collections at the Maine State Museum, Archives and Library open to the public. FMI:
  • Author of “Rails of War” at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Steven James Hantzis discusses his new book on supplying Americans and their allies in the China-Burma-India Theater, and his father’s experience in the 721st Railway Operating Battalion during World War II. The GIs faced danger, disease, fire and monsoons while laying 700 miles of railroad track.
  • Presentation on Atlantic Canada, at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. World traveler Priscilla Anson shares tales from her adventures in Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick and shows photos highlighting the natural beauty she encountered. The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Chapter holds the program at 7 p.m. and an optional potluck at 6 p.m.
  • Historical Photographs of Appleton to Be Shown, 7:30 p.m., Third Thursday Talk at Appleton Library. The library and Appleton Historical Society show slides from the Hammond Collection. Everyone is welcome, especially Appletonians who might recognize the depicted locales.
  • POSTPONED: Historical Photographs of Appleton, New Date TBA. The library and Appleton Historical Society show slides from the Hammond Collection. Everyone is welcome, especially Appletonians who might recognize the depicted locales.
  • Radium Girls in Brunswick, March 15-25. The Theater Project performs D. W. Gregory’s play telling the dark story of America’s shining women. Tickets are pay-what-you-want, with $18 suggested:, 729-8584.


  • Author Kelly Payson-Roopchard at Vose Library in Union, 1 p.m. “Birth, Death and a Tractor” is the story of a small farm in Somerville, Maine, from its settling in the early 1800s to its perilous transfer to a new farm family in 2008.
  • “Turner: Triumph of Imagination in Art and Science,” 3 p.m., Shop Talk at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Dr. Richard Ogle gives a free public talk on J.M.W. Turner, well known as a painter in the Romantic School, and one who also befriended scientists and incorporated their ideas into his art.
  • Benefit Dance with Big Brass Sound at Rockport Opera House, music by the 11-piece funk and soul band The Right Track with its full horn section. Katie Tranzillo gives a dance lesson for all ages at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tix benefit Ashwood Waldorf School and cost $25 in advance; $30 at the door. FMI:
  • Bakersfield Mist Onstage at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, this weekend and next at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Everyman Repertory Theatre performs the Stephen Sachs dramedy about what makes art and people authentic. Tix: Farnsworth Museum Store, Zoot Coffee in Camden, 236-0173,


  • “Fishing During WWII,” 1 p.m. in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 9 Church St., Searsport. Historian, boatbuilder and musician Ralph Stanley talks about the perils, adventures and day-to-day work of fishing out of Southwest Harbor during the war.
  • “The Art and Mystery of Blacksmithing,” 2 p.m. in Boothbay Railway Village’s Spruce Point Chapel, 586 Wiscasset Road. Blacksmith Jim Kearney talks about how blacksmiths once made the tools we farmed with, the pots we cooked with, and the nails we used when building. $5 donation.
  • Artist to Describe How She Brings Historical Waterfront Scenes to Life, 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Maritime artist Loretta Krupinski shows examples of her work and describes her process in the Winter History Series cohosted by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society.


  • Talk on Opposition by Rep. Michael Sylvester, 6 p.m., Watts Hall, Thomaston. The Humanist Coalition of Maine sponsors the talk on building and implementing opposition by Sylvester, a Democrat serving in his first term in the Maine House of Representatives for District 39, which includes Portland’s East End, Upper Bayside and many of the islands of Casco Bay. FMI:


  • Talk by Author of “Liberate Hawai’i!,” 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Free public talk by Jon Olsen, a founding member of the Hawai’i Green Party. His book’s subtitle is: “Renouncing and Defying the Continuing Fraudulent U.S. Claim to the Sovereignty of Hawai’i.” He is currently co-chair of the Maine Green Independent Party.
  • Talk on Retracing Benedict Arnold’s Voyage to Quebec, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Camden author W. Hodding Carter gives an illustrated talk about his recent voyage in a replica 18th-century bateau retracing Arnold’s 1775 voyage to sack Quebec City for the Continental Army. This talk in the free public Winter Adventure Series is cohosted by Belfast’s community boating group Come Boating!
  • International Folk Dance Party in Belfast, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, Village Road off Tufts Road. Rescheduled from earlier in the month due to a snowstorm. Live music; all dances taught; beginners welcome. Free admission; donations accepted. Bring sweet or savory treats to share. RSVP: 338-3301.


  • Slide Talk on Korea, 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Peace activist Bruce Gagnon gives a presentation on the current situation in Korea, which he recently visited. He is hosted by the Peace & Justice Group of Waldo County. FMI: 323-5160.
  • “Shooting from My Kayak,” 6:30 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Amateur photographer Carla Skinder of St. George talks about her photography and kayaking passions and shows photos she has taken locally and abroad. Admission by donation.


  • Firsthand Account of Working with Refugees in Greece, Fri., March 23, 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast. Jen Gunderman of Liberty talks about her trips to Greece with organizations that provide relief to refugees arriving there from throughout the Middle East. Hearty refreshments with a Mediterranean flair will be served. The suggested donation of $10-$20 will go to MidMaine YoUUth, a group for youth from UU congregations in Belfast, Ellsworth, Bangor and Rockland. FMI:
  • Is Mozart in Maine? Premieres at Camden Opera House, Fri. & Sat., March 23 & 24, at 7 p.m., and Sun., March 25, at 3 p.m. Mozart is somehow transported into the future and adopted by a coastal village at the height of tourist season in Rockport resident Richard Cadwalader’s romantic musical comedy. Sales of tix, $12-$20, benefit Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School. FMI:, 536-5850.
  • Maine Boatbuilders Show, Fri., Sat. & Sun., March 23, 24 & 25, at Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave. Sailboats and powerboats large and small. Admission is $15 per day at the door. FMI:
  • Four One-Act Plays Presented Cabaret-Style by Belfast Maskers, Fri. & Sat., March 23 & 24 and 30 & 31, at 7 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring St., Belfast. $25 tix include wine and cheese. Reservations: 619-3256 or
  • “Innovative Spirits,” Sat., March 24, 1 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. Third of four monthly programs in the Pioneers, Innovators & Maine series. This one introduces self-starters in Maine’s community of craft brewers, distillers and vintners. $10 donation.
  • “March for Our Lives” in Belfast, Sat., March 24, at 3 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast and other community partners hold the march to protest gun violence in the U.S. It starts at Belfast Post Office and moves to the church for speeches, music, skits and poetry. FMI:,, 930-0007.
  • Caribbean Night at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Sat., March 24, 7 p.m. The Pan Fried Steel Drum Band returns to warm up the Opera House. “This is a night for flip flops and sandals, T-shirts and shorts, and for believing that summer will return!” Tix are $10 in advance at the box office; $15 online and at the door:
  • Dessert & Wine Fundraiser for Megunticook Rowers, Sun., March 25, 5-7 p.m. at 47 West, Rockport. $25 tix include one wine or specialty coffee drink and large assortment of pastries. There will also be two raffle baskets. FMI:
  • The Capitol Steps to Bring Laughs to Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. The Washington, D.C., comedy troupe delivers their blend of musical and political comedy from which no one on the political spectrum is safe. They have recorded more than 30 albums, including the recent “Orange Is the New Barack.” Tix are $50 advance; $55 door: