Weekend Picks: Show some love to the red heads and enjoy Thomaston’s tasting and drinking festival

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:00am

    October has not failed to deliver so far on some seriously warm days and cool nights and this weekend is looking to be more of the same. Go outside and enjoy the Taste of Thomaston or some apple picking in Hope or go picnic at one of the best spots we mentioned on pp.4-5 in The Wave.

    Want to know where to go for happy hour every day of the week? Check out our Guide To Midcoast’s Happy Hours

    Thursday, Oct. 9

    · As always, the Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House promises some great talent in the Midcoast and beyond! Drink and food specials. Sign up is at 6 p.m. and goes from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

    · Free at the Rockland Public Library, at 6 p.m. is the 1946 film The Spiral Staircase, starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent and Ethel Barrymore. A murderer is targeting disabled young women in a sleepy New England town, and Helen (Dorothy McGuire), a mute servant in a Gothic mansion, is terrified she's next.
    Leonard Maltin called it a "superb Hitchcock-like thriller."

    Friday Oct. 10

     · If you like Irish music, On Saturday, October 11, Irish musicians will gather at Rock City Café for an informal evening of traditional Irish tunes and a few songs from 7-9 p.m. No cover but donations appreciated.

    Saturday Oct. 11

    · New! Grand opening of a true-blue old-school Grand Opening of Manny's Cool Stuff. New and used CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, Blu-rays and all kinds of cool stuff.25 Mechanic St.
    9:30 a.m. Free food from the Bagel Cafe. Sign up for giveaway items.

    · This is a Don’t Miss event and one of our Cheap Dates picks: Knox Museum is throwing its second annual Taste of Thomaston, a food and wine festival celebrating notable local chefs, vintners, cheese artisans, brewers, fishermen, farmers, and all things delicious, local and "foodie." Admission is $12 for adults, $10 museum members in advance, and $15/$12 at the door. The tents open at 11 a.m. and the tasting continues until 2 p.m. Only guests 21 or older will be admitted to the tents.

    · Gingers never get respect! Well, this guy will. The Camden Opera House presents the documentary “Being Ginger” a whimsical look into the life of a guy trying to overcome his hatred of his bright orange hair so that he can at least find love. "Being Ginger" is a wonderful, illuminating look into the life of the filmmaker, Scott P. Harris. Tickets: $8.50 available at (207)470-7066, www.camdenoperahouse.com, or at Camden Town Office M-F 9AM - 3PM

    Sunday, Oct. 12

    · Open House at New Sports Complex, Sun., Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m., The Pitch, 2606 Camden Rd., Warren. The indoor complex will offer pick-up soccer, lacrosse, whiffle ball, field hockey and more. FMI: MainePitch.com.

    · Hope Orchards is having its 5th annual Fruits & Fibers Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Good time to go apple picking and then watch some fiber artists in action demonstrate hand-dyeing, knitting and spinning. Uproot Pie Co. will be on hand making apple, bacon and brie pizzas. Yum!

    · While you’re in Hope, pop on over to The Hatchet Mountain Publik House. There are still quite a few spots left for the beer tasting Patriots game fundraiser this Sunday. Entry: $10 cash and a $30 (minimum) tax-deductible donation to St. Francis Inn of Philadelphia will cover all food and beer! Please call us at 763-4565 to reserve your spot.


    If you have an arts and entertainment event that fits within the adult scope of fun and cool things to do for Weekend Picks, contact Kay Stephens at news@penbaypilot.com