• 13th Annual Party on the Pier in Pemaquid, 5 p.m., The Contented Sole Restaurant. Cash bar, dinner, and music by Dam Jam Fiddler Band. Benefits Pemaquid Watershed Association. $30 advance tix: or 563-2196. $35 door.
  • Take a Virtual Walk on the Georges Highland Path, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Georges River Land Trust Trails Manager John Anders gives a visual tour of the 50-mile trail system across the headwaters, central and saltwater regions of the Georges River watershed.
  • Talk on “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Author Jonathan White on his new book, whose research took him across the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest tides in the world.
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by Watts Hall Community Players at Watts Hall in Thomaston. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. on Thursday’s opening night, and Fridays & Saturdays, June 23 & 24 and June 30 & July 1. Tix at and door.
  • Always... Patsy Cline, Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick celebrates the country music legend, with Christine Mild in the starring role, through June 24. Visit for the full schedule.


  • Darling Marine Center Lecture Series Begins, 10:30 a.m. at DMC’s Brooke Hall, Walpole. Dr. Heather Leslie gives the first talk: “Resilient Coastal Communities & Marine Ecosystems: Translating Science into Action.” Talks will be held Fridays through August 11. They are free, but you must register:
  • Perkin and the Pastry Cook in Belfast, performed by Children’s Theater Company at The Playhouse, 107 Church St. The lavishly costumed, family-friendly comedy of errors goes on at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday & 3 p.m. Sunday. $5 at the door. Save your seat: 338-5777.


  • Open House at Dr. Campbell House in Warren Village, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour Warren Historical Society’s building and peruse scrapbooks full of town history.
  • Bazaar at Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Schooner Landing. Music, exhibits, food, games, and a Kid Pirates Costume Contest at 2 p.m. FMI:
  • Open Farm Day in Somerville, from 1-4 p.m. Rain date: June 25. Six farms invite you to see their verdant gardens and farmstands, and meet scampering piglets, kid goats and shaggy Highland calves. Map:
  • “Die In” Held by Midcoast Maine Indivisible in Rockland, noon-2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Square, Park & Main streets. The group resisting the Trump administration’s plan to strip 23 million people of health insurance invites you to join the protest meant to send a message to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
  • Amateur Radio Field Days in Belfast, Saturday & Sunday at Troy Howard Middle School, Route 52. Waldo County Amateur Radio Association invites everyone to learn about “ham” radio communications and how to become a licensed operator. FMI:


  • “Seguin: Sentinel of the Kennebec and Midcoast Area,” 1 p.m. Kenneth Young traces the island’s history from the days it was used by European fishermen in the 1500s through its three successive lighthouses. His slide talk at Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, follows a brief GHS meeeting.
  • Gerry Boyle in Palermo Community Library’s Meet the Author Series, 2 p.m. Meet the author of “Straw Man,” 11th in the best-selling Jack McMorrow mystery series by Boyle, a cop & courts reporter turned author.
  • Boothbay Harbor’s Windjammer Days Festival, Sun.-Sat., June 25-July 1. Family-friendly celebration highlighting the shipbuilding heritage of Boothbay Harbor. Schedule:


  • Artifacts and Stories from the Past at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 3 p.m. Jean Lawrence, Waldoborough Historical Society’s president, brings some along.
  • “The History of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Historical Society hosts Joey Kelley, who just wrote a book about the 150-year-old railroad, now a nonprofit excursion line.


  • “Wild Things” Author at Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, 5 p.m. Jaimee Wriston Colbert reads from her short story collection. Free.
  • Best-Selling Author Kenneth Davis on the Hidden History of World War I, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. The author of “Don’t Know Much About History” and other books describes his current research on WWI and the Spanish Flu.
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association President in South Thomaston, 6:30 p.m., Wessaweskeag Historical Society. Friends of the Weskeag invite everyone to hear from David Cousens about the impacts on lobstermen of the Trump administration’s budget rollbacks.
  • Authors of “Weathering Shame” at Thomaston Public Library, 7 p.m. Free talk by social worker Linda Rota and her husband, former TV weatherman Kevin Mannix, on the book they cowrote about being children of alcoholics.
  • Authors of “Friendship Matters” at Camden Library, 7 p.m. Psychologists Wendy Rapaport and Sandra Bernstein, who used their friendship as a case study for the book, on the power of friendship.


  • Talk on Maine’s Sea-Run Fishes, 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Award-winning scientific illustrator and conservation artist Karen Talbot on the natural history and past, present and future of Maine’s native sea-run fishes. Admission by donation.
  • “Alice Meador and Friends: An Evening of Poetry,” 7 p.m., Bayside poet Alice Meador and Belfast poet Elizabeth Garber lead the audience in composing a poem to kick off the Bayside Arts Summer Season 2017, a series of free events held at Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road, Northport.
  • Guys and Dolls at Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, June 28-July 15. The musical comedy follows Nathan Detroit as he tries to set up the biggest dice game in town while the law breathes down his neck. Full schedule:


  • Lewiston-Auburn World Refugee Day, 5-7:30 p.m. at Simard Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech St., Lewiston. Food, performances, games, music, job and resource fair, and “Far from Home – A Refugee Simulation,” which gives you an interactive and dramatic experience of a refugee’s path to resettlement in the United States.
  • Roundtable in Portland on “The Future of Maine’s Fisheries,” 6-7:30 p.m. at University of Southern Maine’s Talbot Building. A panel of experts talk about proposed Trump administration cuts to federal agencies that protect Maine’s marine environment. The public event is free, but RSVP:
  • “The Granite Industry in St. George,” at St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road. Potluck 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., sculptor Steve Lindsay traces the story of midcoast quarrying and demos his stonecutting technique. St. George Historical Society invites you to either or both. FMI: 372-8893.
  • Maine Women’s Storytelling Event at Camden Library, 6:30 p.m. The free public event features Meaghan Vigeant, owner of memoir service Stories to Tell; ZamZam Mohamud, liaison to Lewiston’s Somali community; and Kathleen Meil, 2016 candidate for Maine House District 94. Jesse Ellison, contributing editor to Down East magazine, moderates.
  • Authors of “Caught” at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center, 2 Church St. Glen Libby, owner of Port Clyde Fresh Catch, and photographer Antonia Small discuss their book about Port Clyde, a microcosm of the changing fishing industry. Free.
  • Funnyman Tim Sample at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Dubbed “Maine’s Humorist Laureate” by Charles Kurault, Sample returns to his hometown every summer to entertain audiences with his Maine tales. $20 advance/$25 show day:, 633-5159.


  • Celebration of “Boatyard Dogs,” Fri., June 30, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors publisher John Hanson and editor Polly Saltonstall on the book that features canine stars from the magazine and from its annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials on Rockland’s waterfront. Save your seat:, 338-9009.
  • PechaKucha Night in Belfast, Fri., June 30, 7 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring St. Eight presentations of 20 slides. This one includes the baker behind gluten-free, vegan SueCakes and a researcher at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. $5 in cash at the door.
  • “Arctic Observations,” Weds., July 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at Camden Yacht Club. The 2017 Sunset Seminar Series opens with a slide talk by Peter Ralston, photographer and cofounder of the Island Institute. His voyage to Greenland and the Northwest Passage last year gave him a “front-row seat in the most dramatic theatre of rapid climate change on the planet.” Free. Donations at the door go to Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program.
  • Annual Seabird Sunset Cruise to Petit Manan Island, Sun., July 16, 5 p.m. Cruise on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company catamaran, with naturalists aboard to ID birds and tell you about their research and seabird restoration projects. Appetizers, wine, beer included, With an auction on the way back. $50 tix support Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Get them at MCINWR’s Visitor Center in Rockland weekdays or