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Absent-minded and initially oblivious to island mores, a solo practitioner adapted, traveled by boat, averaged 150 house calls a year
Island doctor to present forthcoming book, ‘Go By Boat,’ in Rockland
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:30pm
ROCKLAND — Chuck Radis, DO, will present an illustrated talk on his forthcoming book,
Go By Boat
, Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Rockland Public Library.
All Creatures Great and Small
in this uniquely American true tale about an island physician. Fresh out of medical school training, Radis convinces his wife, Sandi, to move to Peaks Island to fulfill a Public Health scholarship obligation. Absent-minded and initially oblivious to island...
Apprenticeshop lecture with Joee Patterson
Icebreakers, Zodiacs, Elephant Seals: Tools and trials of an Antarctic marine technician
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 8:30am
ROCKLAND — Stories of glacial collapse and sea level rise are common in the news these days as are stories of intrepid scientists traveling to the ends of the earth in search of the truth behind these events, according to Apprenticeshop, in a news release. Scientists are studying everything from microscopic planktonic life to glaciers that would dwarf the state of Maine in order to better understand the history and potential future of this frozen continent. Behind every scientist is a team of...
Midcoast Actors to hold auditions for ‘Enemy of the State’
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:30am
BELFAST — Midcoast Actors’ Studio is holding open-call auditions for Ibsen's timely classic
An Enemy of the People.
Work with seasoned director Bill Burford and Midcoast Actors’ Studio. Auditions at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave, Belfast 04915 : Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 - 9 p.m., or Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring a realistic audition piece – one minute or less – or read cold from the script. Three women's roles, 20s, 40s, 60s; nine men's roles from 20s...
art, psychology, and climate change
Climate change and its personal impact: A Guide to Loss and Grieving in the Anthopocene
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 7:30pm
CAMDEN — On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., the Camden Public Library invites the community to join artist Deanna Witman and clinical psychologist Will Hafford for a presentation on the topic of climate change and associated personal and community impacts. This 90-minute exploration considers a diverse range of perspectives drawn from the worlds of art and psychology and will include opportunity for facilitated community dialogue and expression. Deanna Witman is a Maine transdisciplinary artist...
how do newspapers make their decisions? what is the future of print?
Camden Conference presents ‘The Inner Life of Newspapers’ with Matt Storin
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 7:00pm
CAMDEN — The Camden Conference presents Matt Storin, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Camden Public Library. His talk, “The Inner Life of Newspapers,” is free and open to all. At a time when mainstream media is often under siege, the former editor of the
will describe how newspapers make their decisions. He will explore the allegations of liberal bias against East Coast papers, what makes a good journalist, what is the future of print, and many other questions as seen...
navigating the ever-changing world of computers, the internet, and hand-held personal devices
Tech Talk: How to avoid online scams, malware, and adware
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 7:15pm
CAMDEN — On Thursday, December 5, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., the Camden Public Library will host Daniel Hart, of Hart Computers, for a talk on the topic of avoiding online scams, malware, and adware. Hart’s programs are packed full of clearly presented, helpful information that is understandable – even if you aren’t tech-savvy – according to the Library, in a news release. The library will deliver a series of free tech talks every first Thursday covering a different topic each month. These...
‘Some Days I Flip My Lid’
Mindfulness in Education talk: The body’s response to anger
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:15am
ROCKLAND — On Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m., Kellie and Hannah Bailey will give a public talk entitled “Mindfulness in Education” at The Dancing Elephant, in Rockland. The program is part of the First Thursday Dharma Talk Series, and it is open to the community by donation. Tea and refreshments will be served. The evening will include meditation practice, a talk, and conversation about mindfulness in education. Mother-daughter team Kellie and Hannah Bailey will share about the physiology of...
The story of how greenhouse gases cause climate change
Troy Howard students to present slide talk: ‘What is Greenhouse Effect?’
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 8:45am
BELFAST — Troy Howard Middle School seventh graders will present an educational slide show entitled “What is Greenhouse Effect? The story of how greenhouse gases cause climate change,” Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. Reilly Newton, Benjamin Allen, and Van Brown are working on taking action beyond the classroom with their learning. They have created a slideshow to explain the Greenhouse Effect and climate change to a younger audience. This event is...
Camden Conference presents ‘Demise of the Local Newspaper’ with Tom Groening, Jay Davis
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 5:00pm
BELFAST — At one time Belfast, population about 5,000, had three weekly newspapers, The Republican Journal, The Waldo Independent and Village Soup. Anyone who wanted to understand what was happening in town read both The Republican Journal and The Waldo Independent every Thursday, according to Camden Conference, in a news release. Those days are over; access to local news is limited in communities all over the country. Why and how did that happen? What does it mean? Jay Davis and Tom Groening...
Ten Reasons for the Decline of the Evening News
Camden Conference presents national news reporter Peter Imber
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 4:15pm
ROCKLAND — The Camden Conference presents Peter Imber, Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to all. Fifty years ago at the height of his popularity as “The most trusted man in America” Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News averaged nearly 30 million viewers a night. Today, the three major network television evening news broadcasts have a combined audience every night that is half of that. How this happened will be the focus of this talk...
feeling drained and tired more often? overly sensitive? easily overwhelmed?
Health talk with Paula Apro: Boosting Your Energy and Immunity
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:15pm
ROCKLAND — Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine and the Rockland Public Library present "Boosting Your Energy & Immunity," a talk by Paula Apro, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library's Community Room. The quality and health of the energy running through people’s bodies determines their overall feelings of health and wellbeing, according to the Library, in a news release. Do you feel drained and tired more often than you feel refreshed and energized? Do you tend to get sick more...
Did you know that wood frogs freeze solid for the winter?
Slide talk: Winter is coming! Animal survival strategies
Tue, 11/19/2019 - 4:15pm
BELFAST — Friends of Sears Island and the Belfast Free Library will co-sponsor a presentation titled “Winter is Coming! How Animals Prepare and Interesting Survival Strategies,” by Sandra Mitchell, Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library. Did you know that some dragonfly species migrate like birds, that wood frogs freeze solid for the winter, or that multiple species of snakes will often hibernate together? Mitchell will discuss the fascinating ways different animals have...
Coastal Mountains nature talk: Browntail Moth 101
Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:30pm
CAMDEN — This summer, you and probably a few of your neighbors had the misfortune to experience the dreaded Browntail moth, according to Coastal Mountains Land Trust, in a news release. Join them Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., for a talk at the Camden Public Library, to hear more about this invasive forest pest that continues to expand its range in Maine, bringing with it human health impacts. Presenter Tom Schmeelk is an entomologist with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and...
‘Birds, Songs, and Flowers’ with Audubon’s Gary Roberts
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 11:00am
CAMDEN — On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., the Camden Public Library will co-host a program in with Mid-Coast Audubon entitled: “Birds, Songs, and Flowers.” Presenter Gary Roberts will facilitate a conversation exploring Maine birds, their unique songs, and the native plants and flowers that can be found in each bird’s habitat. Roberts has volunteered as a naturalist at Maine Audubon for more than 30 years and is a registered Maine guide specializing in guiding from a natural history perspective...
Eco-landscaping to be focus of Warren Field, Garden Club meeting
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 4:00pm
WARREN — Hildy Ellis, of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will speak on eco-landscaping during the Warren Field and Garden Club meeting, Thursday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. The Club will meet at the Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main Street, Warren. All are invited to this free program. For more information, contact Sharon Landry 594-4113 or Deb Mansfield 592-4358
entomologist to provide updates on current browntail range/areas
Coastal Mountains nature talk: Browntail moths, their biology and most recent habitat
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 1:15pm
STOCKTON SPRINGS — This summer, you and probably a few of your neighbors had the misfortune to experience the dreaded Browntail moth, according to Coastal Mountains Land Trust, in a news release. Coastal Mountains is hosting a talk, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Stockton Springs Library to learn more about this invasive forest pest that continues to expand its range in Maine bringing with it human health impacts. Presenter Tom Schmeelk is an entomologist with the Department of...
Maine before and after Statehood: How Maine’s Past Informs the Present and Shapes the Future
Journalist Colin Woodard to speak at Rockland Historical Society annual meeting
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 4:30pm
ROCKLAND —The Rockland Historical Society has invited award-winning author and journalist Colin Woodard to speak at the society’s annual meeting about Maine’s earliest years. The annual meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Sail Power and Steam Museum. The program is free and open to the public. Woodard is a state and national affairs journalist for Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram where he has won a George Polk Award and was a finalist for a...
tracking mammals and other wildlife with Kirk Gentalen
Wildlife talk: Otters, Owls, and Winter Tracking in Midcoast Maine
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:30am
ROCKLAND — Join naturalist Kirk Gentalen, Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Rockland Public Library for “Otters, Owls and Tracking Animals in Winter” – a program on tracking mammals and other wildlife. Gentalen has been tracking and documenting activity for the last 15 Midcoast Maine winters and will present on what he has observed over this time. Tips, tricks, slides and stories of winter time nature observation excursions will make for an entertaining evening, according to Rockland...
how can window inserts keep houses warmer during colder weather?
WindowDressers story to be told in Rockland
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:30am
ROCKLAND — Kyle Byrnes and KC Heyniger will discuss the WindowDressers story, what window inserts are, how they are made, and how the inserts can help keep houses warmer during colder weather. This talk is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m., in Rockland Public Library's Community Room. Refreshments will be provided. Kyle Byrnes is the Energy Efficiency coordinator with WindowDressers and is acting as a lead measurer as well as the coordinator for measurement appointments. Byrnes is with...
creating safe nesting places for 15 species of seabirds
Wildlife talk: State of affairs of Maine seabirds
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 2:30pm
ROCKLAND — On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., Refuge Biologist Linda Welch will provide an update on the 2019 seabird nesting season at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, in Rockland. Learn how Maine Coastal Islands NWR uses restoration and management efforts to create safe nesting places for 15 species of seabirds. Long-term monitoring continues to document the number of breeding seabirds, their productivity, and what they eating. This helps the U.S. Fish...
Jackson Memorial Library to host college prep discussion
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:30am
TENANTS HARBOR — Join Jackson Memorial Library, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., as staff host a College Prep discussion to demystify the process of applying to colleges, investigate your options, explore college affordability, and determine your family's priorities. “The evening is ideal timing for parents of sophomores and juniors, and students are encouraged to attend,” said Jackson Memorial, in a news release. While families of seniors may be well into the process, they may still have questions...
high-performance methods of building in order to secure an energy future
Passive House Home Design: crash course by Erik Durbas
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:30am
UNION — Vose Library will host Erik Durbas, of Union, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., as he presents a crash course on Passive House Home Design for both new and retro-fit homes. Durbas will discuss the high-performance methods of building that must be adopted in order to secure an energy future. He will review the six tenants of the German Passivhaus standard and explain how they far exceed the current building code standards for new residential construction and the renovation of existing...
Dave Rockwell at Cushing Public Library
Kachina dolls as manifestations of Zuni, Hopi religions
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 5:00pm
CUSHING — Kachinas are a well known but not always understood feature of Southwestern American Pueblo culture, according to Cushing Public Library, in a news release. In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Dave Rockwell will offer Zuni and Hopi Kachinas: A Brief Overview, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., at the Cushing Public Library. His presentation will include illustrations accompanied by a selection of kachina dolls. Rockwell has spent years studying the subject and collecting...
combining early careers in geology and hydrologic engineering with a passion for SCUBA diving, birds, and general natural history
World Wildlife Fund member to talk of conservation planning, personal career path
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 4:30pm
UNION — Georges River Land Trust will present “Conservation 101,” a talk by World Wildlife Fund U.S. director of Conservation Planning, John Morrison, Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Union Town Office. For 50 years, WWF – perhaps best-known for its work on behalf of endangered pandas, according to GRLT, in a news release - has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in...
Apprenticeshop talks Aeronautical Decision Making
Go or No-Go: Managing risk in open boat cruising
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 4:15pm
ROCKLAND — It can be nerve-wracking to try and decide whether the conditions are right for a sail, especially when it’s bad weather, according to The Apprenticeshop, in a news release. Learn how to apply risk management techniques from the aviation industry to identify, assess, and mitigate risk on boats, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., at The Apprenticeshop, in Rockland. There is a suggested donation of $10 for entrance to the lecture. For more information, visit website apprenticeshop.org/ or...
Best Robotics’ Ted Mahler to present ‘Some Assembly Required’
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:00am
SOUTH THOMASTON — Ted Mahler, an active member of the Wessaweskeag Historical Society and co-founder of Best Robotics, will present a program on the 26-year history of the Best Robotics experience for middle and high school students. This event will take place Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Wessaweskeag Historical Society. Mahler is a retired electrical engineer from Texas Instrument,s in Texas, and is now a full time South Thomaston resident. He has previously shared some of his projects with...
Coastal Mountains Nature Program Speaker Series
Interactions Among Plants and Insects: The Complex Webs They Weave
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 9:45am
CAMDEN — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents a talk by Roger Rittmaster entitled “Interactions Among Plants and Insects – the Complex Webs They Weave,” Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., at the Camden Public Library. Have you ever wondered why native plants and insects are so important? Rittmaster, Maine Master Naturalist and avid nature photographer, will stimulate your thinking about the natural environment in his presentation on the complex web weaved by the inhabitants of the woods and...
emerald ash borer, browntail moth and hemlock woolly adelgid, to name a few
Presentations about invasive forest pests to be held in Hope, Bremen
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:15pm
HOPE and BREMEN — Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will give two presentations about invasive forest pests in November: Bremen Library at 204 Waldoboro Rd, in Bremen, on November 13; and Hope Library at 443 Camden Rd, in Hope, on November 14. Both programs will be held from noon - 1:30 p.m., and participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Using slides and specimens, Ellis will help landowners learn to identify current and potential invasive...
PBS news anchor to moderate; harvard faculty member to give keynote
2020 Camden Conference presents The Media Revolution: Changing the World
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:00pm
CAMDEN — No country in the world has been immune to the 21st century media revolution, according to Camden Conference, in a news release. “A time when three networks and a daily newspaper presented Americans with similar stories and commentary is behind us,” said Conference. “Today’s user of a personal cell phone and the Internet has immediate access to thousands of information sources from around the world. An individual also has the unprecedented power to share information that may or may not...
Extra offering of High Arctic Adventures
Tue, 10/29/2019 - 9:15am
ROCKLAND — There will be a repeat of the program, Adventures in the High Arctic, Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, in Rockland. Arctic Guide, Rupert Pilkington, and trip participants will take viewers on a visual tour of their recent trips to Svalbard, Norway’s High Arctic archipelago. Hear their stories about the trip and learn what is happening with wildlife near the Arctic Circle. For more information, call 594-0600 ext. 5.
including basketball in Riverside Hall (and its unusual homecourt advantage)
Alumni to reminisce on attending Appleton schools
Mon, 10/28/2019 - 4:45pm
APPLETON — Appleton Historical Society’s Monday, Nov. 4, meeting will be a bit unusual, according to the Society, in a news release. The meeting will feature a panel from the Appleton Alumni Association reminiscing on their memories of attending schools in Appleton: where the schools were, how they got there, sports (including basketball in the old Riverside Hall (and its unusual home court advantage), fellow students and teachers, special events and more. The panel discussion will take place...
Kristin Vekasi at Camden Public Library
Camden Conference presents ‘Beyond the Great Firewall: Censorship and Politics in Contemporary China’
Mon, 10/28/2019 - 7:00am
CAMDEN — The Camden Conference presents Kristin Vekasi, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Camden Public Library. Her talk is titled “Beyond the Great Firewall: Censorship and Politics in Contemporary China.” This event is free and open to all. The Chinese government has a sophisticated censorship regime, where they directly control or manage the information their citizens can access. This talk explores how information is censored in China, and the implications of censorship for the continued...
hear what local Knox County young people are thinking
Student-led forum to bring Democratic senatorial candidates to Rockport
Sun, 10/27/2019 - 6:15pm
ROCKPORT — The Maine Teen Advocacy Coalition and the Knox County Democrats are co-sponsoring a student-led forum with all of the current Democratic candidates for United States Senate from Maine. The event will take place, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., at Strom Auditorium inside Camden Hills Regional High School. Doors open at 1 p.m.; refreshments and "meet and greet" with candidates will immediately follow the event. The forum will be entirely researched, designed, and moderated by...
Brown Brothers’ Pants Factory, Thurston Brothers’ Casket Factory
Historical Society slideshow: Olden days of South Union
Sun, 10/27/2019 - 6:00pm
UNION — Union Historical Society’s November 6 program will feature an extensive photo collection of South Union presented by Linda McAllister and Sybil Wentworth. The two women, who grew up in South Union, have updated and expanded the slide show they presented to the Society 27 years ago. Their collection includes photos of homes, businesses such as the Brown Brothers’ Pants Factory and the people who lived and worked there. South Union had its own school, a post office and a railroad stop at...
celebrating its 10th year
Pecha Kucha Night at Camden Opera House
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 2:00pm
CAMDEN — The next PechaKucha Night, an evening of visual storytelling, will take place, Friday, Nov. 8, at the Camden Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. The PechaKucha format is a unique presentation style where eight individuals share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow. Each of the evening’s presenters will provide a six minute and 40 second glimpse into their craft. PechaKucha Midcoast, organized in 2009,...
Wildlife lecture: Coyotes and their deep relationship with others
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 2:00pm
TENANTS HARBOR — Join conservation biologist Geri Vistein, Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m., at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, as she leads a journey to discover who this important and resilient carnivore is, in a way you have never heard before. “But this presentation is all about us as well, since we share the landscape and our lives with Coyote,” said the Library, in a news release. The talk will center on “Perceptions and Relationships”… Coyote and Native Americans and European...
tips and tools to keep driving longer and more safely
Solutions for Aging in Place lecture: Should I be Driving?
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 1:45pm
TENANTS HARBOR — “Driving is an eagerly awaited rite of passage for so many, but as we age, or when injury strikes, we may wonder, ‘am I OK to drive?’” said Jackson Memorial Library, in a news release. Solutions for Aging in Place, along with the St. George Community Development Corporation, is hosting a brown bag lunch and talk, “Should I be Driving?” with Heather Shields, Thursday, Nov. 7, at 12 p.m., at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, to address this issue. Shields is a...
The Changing Media Landscape
Camden Conference hosts Belfast Area High School panel: A 21st Century Student Perspective on media
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 1:30pm
BELFAST — A panel of five Belfast Area High School juniors and seniors will discuss where and how they get news, what sources they like and how they distinguish real from questionable stories. The discussion will take place Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library. “The Changing Media Landscape: A 21st Century Student Perspective,” is the topic. Students Ashley Blais, Anjelika Cheskin, Andrew McBride, Nathaniel Sjogren and Daniel Snider, will offer their own views and will...
Women working on the water
Gordon Bok hosts 10th annual Working on the Water
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 1:15pm
ROCKLAND — Join Maine’s folksinger Gordon Bok for the 10th annual Working on the Water: a gathering of mariners who share their experiences through stories, songs, and poetry. Saturday, November 9, at 1 p.m., at the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum in Rockland. Every fall Bok hosts different mariners who take the stage to regale an audience with tales of their working life on the water. From lobstermen to schooner captains, attendees will learn what it takes to make a living at sea, and just how...
Destination Wellness talk: Exploring ways to manage stress
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 1:45pm
ROCKLAND — Stress. Who doesn't have it? Everyone feels stress from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health and what can you do about it? Join Gilda Joffe, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library, in the exploration of how people can manage stress, both at home and at work, becoming the most resilient and productive of selves. HeartMath is a collection of tools and strategies especially designed to lower stress and to increase...
Guini Ridge Farm owner to discuss ‘The Basics of Plant Breeding’
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 10:15am
OWLS HEAD — Wendy Reinemann, co-owner of Guini Ridge Farm in Rockport, will give an illustrated talk on “The Basics of Plant Breeding: New Plant Varieties, So How Do They Do That?” during the Owls Head Garden Club November meeting. The Club will meet, Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive. Reinemann will discuss the primary objectives of plant breeding, breeding basics and backyard breeding. She has degrees in molecular biology and chemistry and has...
frighteningly fragile and remarkably resilient
Reporter Ret Talbot author talk: Dive deep into the world of coral
Tue, 10/22/2019 - 1:15pm
ROCKLAND — Journalist Ret Talbot, author of the forthcoming book,
The Coral Reef
(Timber Press 2021) will give a talk about the world of coral on Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, in Rockland. The paradox of coral is that it is both frighteningly fragile and remarkably resilient, according to Maine Coastal Islands, in a news release. Stories of coral reefs in trouble dominate the news. Bleaching events, disease, ocean acidification,...
Free UMaine lecture: Move beyond ‘fake news,’ dig into media literacy, cognitive bias
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:15am
ORONO — Judith Rosenbaum, Alan Berry and Jennifer Bonnet will present “Beyond ‘fake news’: Digging into media literacy and cognitive bias” Monday, Nov. 4, from 4:45 - 6 p.m., in Fogler Library Classroom 1, at the University of Maine. The free public workshop will include a lecture and hands-on activities. Participants will learn how to critically evaluate news production and consumption and explore how one’s preferences play a role in their news selection. Rosenbaum is an associate professor in...
speaking to people’s thoughts and emotions through poetry
Camden Conference presents ‘Poets Face Change’ in Cushing
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:45am
CUSHING — The Camden Conference presents an afternoon of poetry, “Poets Face Change,” Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., at the Cushing Library. The program is facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith and is free and open to all. You may wonder how a poetry session illuminates this year’s Camden Conference topic. Perhaps not head-on, but poets explore many of the questions the media revolution raises, according to the Conference, in a news release. Poets grapple with the shifts and demands of a changing world...
exposed candidate Gary Hart’s scandalous affair; investigated extremist cult’s political tactics
Camden Conference hosts reporter, White House correspondent in Rockland
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:30am
ROCKLAND — The Camden Conference presents Tom Fiedler at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Fiedler will discuss how, after nearly four decades as a political reporter and editor, he concluded that journalism was no longer sufficient to confront the crisis that he believes is facing the nation. This event is free and open to all. Thomas E. (Tom) Fiedler served as dean of Boston University’s College of Communication from 2008 to 2019, after a 36-year career as an award...
Maine Guide Don Kleiner to speak at Trout Unlimited meeting
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:15am
ROCKPORT — Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) welcomes Don Kleiner, Master Maine Guide, to speak at the November 11 chapter meeting in Rockport. Kleiner has been creating delightful outdoor memories for clients over the last 35 years. His company, Maine Outdoors, www.maineoutdoors.biz , offers guided fishing and canoe trips in the Midcoast. Every fall, he guides upland bird hunters out of Libby Camps. Kleiner is the executive director of the Maine Professional Guides Association where he...
Historical talk in Belfast: The Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 7:45pm
BELFAST — “The Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa” is the topic for the Belfast Historical Society meeting, Monday October 28, at 7 p.m., in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum will present photographs from the recently acquired Kosti Ruohomaa collection. Kosti photographed assignments all over North America and Europe for magazines such as Look, Life, National Geographic and Ladies Home Journal. His Maine photographs captured...
Brainstorming state bicentennial at Camden Public Library
Illustrated talk on Maine’s challenge to form a state 200 years ago
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 3:45pm
CAMDEN — On Tuesday, October 29, at 2 p.m., The Camden Public Library, with support from Maine Coastal Senior College, presents a program to kickoff a year-long examination and celebration of the State of Maine’s bicentennial. University of Maine professor of history Liam Riordan will give an illustrated presentation and discussion exploring the long statehood process in Maine that culminated in 1820 with separation from Massachusetts. That struggle engaged a range of challenging public issues...
from Factory Road to Fish Cove
John Falla to present: Port Clyde Working Waterfront
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:15am
PORT CLYDE — On Thursday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m., St. George Historical Society will meet at the Port Clyde Baptist Church in Port Clyde to hear John Falla tell the history of the businesses and activities on the waterfront in Port Clyde. The area discussed will run from Factory Road northerly and easterly along the shore to Fish Cove. “Please join us, participate in the talk, share what you know about the subject, or ask a question,” said the Society, in a news release. Light refreshments to...
native plant propagation, seed collection, and storing procedures
Garden talk: Growing native plants from seed
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 9:30am
ROCKPORT — Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of the Wild Seed Project ( www.wildseedproject.net ), to learn how growing native plants from seed can produce a lot of plants inexpensively and protect the genetic diversity of Maine native plants. The workshop, co-sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 - 11 a.m., at Aldermere Farm’s main barn, 20 Russell Ave, in Rockport. McCargo will...
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Right Whale Alliance to discuss whales of the Gulf of Maine
Event: Thu, Feb 20 - 6:30 pm
‘The Wisdom of Meister Eckhart: Invitation to Deep Simplicity’ in Camden
Event: Sat, Feb 29 - 9:30 am
Citizens’ Climate Lobby to discuss Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
Event: Thu, Feb 6 - 6:00 pm
Current Searsport selectmen to reenact first Town meeting; potluck dinner, slide show
Event: Thu, Feb 13 - 10:00 am
Mystery author Anne Britting Oleson to speak in Union
Event: Thu, Feb 6 - 7:00 pm
A call for women to ‘raise the vibration’ with voices, art, written word, music, dance
Event: Sun, Feb 16 - 2:00 pm
Valentine's film screening in Rockland: Casablanca
Event: Thu, Feb 13 - 6:30 pm
Armchair Adventure series treks El Camino with Union resident
Event: Wed, Feb 19 - 6:30 pm
FREE Estate Planning Workshops
Event: Thu, Jan 30 - 1:00 pm
Chili Challenge to benefit charities
Event: Sat, Feb 8 - 4:30 pm
The Deep Voice Workshop
Event: Thu, Jan 30 - 9:30 am
Waldo County farmer, food producer winter potluck
Event: Sat, Feb 29 - 5:00 pm
Adult art workshops with Catinka Knoth
Event: Mon, Feb 3 - 11:00 am
Children's drawing workshops at Rockland Public Library
Event: Tue, Feb 4 - 4:00 pm
Bravery and Aplomb: A creativity workshop
Event: Sat, Feb 15 - 10:00 am
Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library
Event: Fri, Feb 7 - 7:00 pm
Watch Academy Awards ceremony live at Strand
Event: Sat, Feb 8 - 7:30 pm
The Four Voices Workshop
Event: Tue, Jan 28 - 9:30 am
Dried flower arranging workshop with John Fromer
Event: Sat, Feb 15 - 9:00 am
Maine Trad Trio to play Belfast Flying Shoes contra dance
Event: Fri, Feb 7 - 6:30 pm
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