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Local events covering Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry and beyond. Website updated on Fridays. The deadline to submit events for print and web is Monday at 1 p.m.


Friday, 6/18

Deer Isle

Composting Basics and Roundtable Discussion: Tips and tricks with Evergreen Garden Club, 4 PM, at 88 East Side Rd.

Stonington

Drive-In Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day off, purchase tickets online, also 6/19, 8:30 PM, at ball field, operahousearts.org.

Farmer's Market: Every Fri., at community center, 10 AM-12 PM, stoningtonfarmersmarket.com.


Saturday, 6/19

Brooklin

Book Sale: Outside, books, cds, dvds, puzzles also, by donation, 10:30 AM-3 PM, at library.

Castine
Book Sale: Rain or shine, 10 AM-2 PM, at library, 326-4375.

Brooksville

Community Breakfast: Indoor, outdoor seating, or take out available, CDC guidelines required, proceeds will go towards building repairs, 7-9:30 AM, at community center.


Sunday, 6/20

Castine

Solstice Concert on the Common: Sponsored by Castine Arts Association, various musicians, masks optional, rain location will be Emerson Hall and masks will be required, Sam Friedlander, 326-9583.


Monday, 6/21

Blue Hill

Fantastic History of Surry Quiz Show: Public meeting and informative fun, wear mask if not fully vaccinated, at Old Town Hall, 1217 Surry Rd., 667-4877, 7-8:30 PM.

Farmer's Market: Every Mon., no dogs, at Fairgrounds, 9-11:30 AM, bluehillfarmersmarket.com.

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.

Peninsula Free Health Clinic: Walk-in or by appointment, 3-6 PM, 26 Hinkley Ridge Rd.

Studio Open House: Commemorate Solstice and International Yoga Day, 9 AM sun salutations, 11 AM tea and talk, 12 PM gentle flow, 4 PM vinyasa flow, at 10 Mines Rd., Marni Salerno, 585-733-4417, salerno.faye@gmail.com.

Summer Reading Book Bingo: Book-themed challenges to complete over summer, chances to win prizes, get bingo cards at library or register to receive via email, bhpl.net.


Tuesday, 6/22

Brooksville

Farmer's Market: Every Tue., at community center, 9:30 AM-12 PM, facebook.com/BrooksvilleMaineFarmersMarket.


Wednesday, 6/23

Castine

A Reading of Unpublished Works of George Augustus Wheeler: With Wilson museum, read by Donald Small, email to register, online, 2 PM, info@wilsonmuseum.org.

Ellsworth

Downeast Community Partners Focus Group: 2021 Community Needs Assessment, on Zoom or in person, at 163 Bar Harbor Rd., 5:30 PM, focusgroup@downeastcommunitypartners.org


Thursday, 6/24

Brooklin

Non Denominational Hymn Sing: Drive up and roll down your windows or get out and enjoy, at Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd., 7:30-8:30 PM,every Thu., brooklinrockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., beside library, 11 AM-1 PM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Deer Isle

Artisans Market: Every Thu., by town office, 10 AM-2 PM, facebook.com/Deer-Isle-Artisans-Market-301599030021234.


Friday, 6/25

Blue Hill

Chess for Kids: All ages and experience levels, chess boards and guidance for beginners provided , at library lawn, 3 PM, 374-5515, claire.malina@bhpl.net.

Brooklin

Book Group: With library, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, montly. 4 PM, director@friendml.org.

Castine

Evening of Jazz with GSA: Early Birds Combo and Jazz Immunity Combo to perform, 6 PM, at Shore Lot of Wilson Museum.

Ellsworth
Community Land Trust Annual Meeting: With Covenant Community Land Trust, 5:30 PM, online, maineCCLT.org, Mainecclt@gmail.com.


Saturday, 6/26

Blue Hill

Slaven Lecture: The Hidden Beauty of the Microscopic World Author/ videographer James Weiss will discuss his new book, emial to receive link, on Zoom, 10 AM, 374-5515, bhpl.net
Central Hall’s Ladies Public Improvement Society Yard Sale: Proceds to beneit hall mantenance and community outreach, at 3-6 Falls Bridge Rd., 8 AM-1 PM, also 6/27, 8 AM-12 PM, centralhallsouthbluehill@gmail.com.

Brooksville

Bobby Cleveland Concert: With Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, bring chair or blanket, at end of Indian Bar Rd., 2-3 PM, 326-4012, charles.cannon@maine.gov.

Castine
Annual Historical Society Open House Reception: 4-6 PM, at historical society, 326-4118.

Book Sale: Rain or shine, 10 AM-2 PM, at library, 326-4375.

East Blue hill
Book and Bake Sale: Proceeds to benefit library, at library, Curtis Cove Rd., off Rt. 176, 8 AM-1 PM, Donna Ingalls, 664-5054.


Sunday, 6/27

Blue Hill

Opening Reception: For “Come As You Are” group exhibition, at Cynthia Winings Gallery, 4-6 PM, 917-204-4001, cynthiawinings@gmail.com.

Brooklin
Bagaduce Music Concert: From Our Collection series, The Wholesale Klezmer Band, 4 PM, at Brooklin Inn, bagaducemusic.org/from-our-collection.


Monday, 6/28

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, On Harbor’s Edge: Book One: 1912-1913 by Kate Hotchkiss, belated Maine bicentennial celebration, call to register, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Wednesday, 6/30

Blue Hill

Hiking Book Club: Hiking and book discussion group for teens will discuss Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk, bhpl.net.

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.

Stonington

The Fourth Wall: Part modern dance troupe, music group, part theater, part circus act, tickets available online, 7 PM, at ball field, operahousearts.org.


Thursday, 7/1

Brooklin

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., beside library, 11 AM-1 PM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Castine

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., at town common, 9-11:30 AM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Deer Isle

Artisans Market: Every Thu., by town office, 10 AM-2 PM, facebook.com/Deer-Isle-Artisans-Market-301599030021234.


Friday, 7/2

Deer Isle

Tour of Nellieville with Peter Beerits: Insider tour of his sculptural, historical, ever-evolving village, 2 PM, also 7/16 and 7/30, at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, 598 Sunshine Rd., jam@nervousnellies.com.

Stonington

Farmer's Market: Every Fri., at community center, 10 AM-12 PM, stoningtonfarmersmarket.com.

Stonington 600: Traditional 6- mile race, virtual run/walk this year, register online, until 7/4, eventbrite.com/e/2021-stonington-6-stonington600-tickets-150766234867?fbclid=IwAR1BNcriD8011N3n1YawWXh1-NgBiDSLPphdsGOwj_GCISjwj_iCCJDlS18.


Saturday, 7/3

Brooksville

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: With forager and author Tom Seymour and Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, bring sturdy footwear, meet at Backshore Trailhead parking area along Indian Bar Rd., 2-3:30 PM, 326-4012, charles.cannon@maine.gov.


Sunday, 7/4

Blue Hill

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.

Brooklin

Independence Day Celebration: Town Band at 9:15 AM, parde at 10 AM, BBQ lunch and carnival games following parade, prizes for best parade entries, at town green, Robyn Sealander, 669-2833, robyn@sealanderarchitects.com.

Patriotic Bell Concert: Drive up and roll down your windows or get out and enjoy, at Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd., 12 PM and 3 PM, brooklinrockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Deer Isle

Annual Masonic Lodge Lobster Dinner: Take-out or dine-in, 12-2 PM, 44 Sunset Rd., Jack Scott, jscottdeerisle@gmail.com.

Independence Day Parade: 3 PM "Happy Belated Birthday Maine" themed parade.

Stonington

Independence Day Celebrations: 5 PM live music and food vendors on fish pier, 9:15 PM fireworks.


Monday, 7/5

Blue Hill

Farmer's Market: Every Mon., no dogs, at Fairgrounds, 9-11:30 AM, bluehillfarmersmarket.com.

Brooksville
Bagaduce Music Concert: From Our Collection series, Brown & Polar, 6 PM, at Tinder Hearth, bagaducemusic.org/from-our-collection.

Stonington

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband, ball field, 7-9 PM.


Tuesday, 7/6

Brooksville

Farmer's Market: Every Tue., at community center, 9:30 AM-12 PM, facebook.com/BrooksvilleMaineFarmersMarket.

Surry

Drawing: Classes led by margret Baldwin, also 7/13, 20, 27, 2:30 PM, at Morgan Bay Zendo, 667-8328, margretbaldwin@gmail.com.


Thursday, 7/8

Brooklin

Cake and author Party: 1-3 PM, at library. More information coming.

Non Denominational Hymn Sing: Drive up and roll down your windows or get out and enjoy, at Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd., 7:30-8:30 PM,every Thu., brooklinrockboundchapel@gmail.com.


Saturday, 7/10

Penobscot

Penobscot Day: 7 AM breakfast and yard sale at historical society, 10 AM parade on Southern Bay Rd., 11:30 AM BBQ at fire dept., 6 PM live music at Bayview Takeout, 9:15 PM fireworks along Bayview Rd, floats needed, 460-9380.


Sunday, 7/11

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With local activist Ruth Ryan, on concept and future possibility of universal health care, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.

Sargentville

Sunday Supper for a Cause: In support of Threadbare Theatre Workshop, reservations required, 1-7 PM, at El El Frijoles, 359-2486.


Monday, 7/12

Blue Hill

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.


Tuesday, 7/13

Blue Hill

From our Collection: Symphonic Winds with members of the Hartford Symphony With Bagaduce Music, location will be given to ticket holders, 5 PM, bagaducemusic.org.


Wednesday, 7/14

Stonington

Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy: 7 PM, at ball field, operahousearts.org.


Thursday, 7/15

Castine

Perfected Visions of the Past: Maritime Maine in Almost 2020 Hindsight Lecture: On maritime history of Maine over past 200 years by Lincoln Paine, at historical society, 7-8 PM, 326-4118, admin@castinehistoricalsociety.org.


Friday, 7/16

Deer Isle

Jazz Festival: percussionist Hamid Drake co-curated with Larry Blumenfeld, tickets available online, 7 PM, at ball field, also 7/17, operahousearts.org/purchase-tickets.


Sunday, 7/18

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With homesteader and author Rachael Rollson, presentation on shift of Western European metaphysial ideas to American
thinkers, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.


Monday, 7/19

Blue Hill

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.


Tuesday, 7/20

Little Deer Isle
Concert: Reprise, Melodies from Olde Broadway: Tickets available online, address will be provided to ticket holders, 5 PM, bagaducemusic.org.


Wednesday, 7/21

Blue Hill

Concert: Reprise, Melodies from Olde Broadway: Tickets available online, at Bagaduce Music, 7 PM, bagaducemusic.org.

Brooksville
Bagaduce Music Concert: From Our Collection series, Reprise of Melodies from Old Broadway, 7 PM, at 49 South St., bagaducemusic.org/from-our-collection.


Saturday, 7/24

Brooksville

Benefit Sale and Raffle: To support Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, 9 AM-3 PM, at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries.


Sunday, 7/25

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With Professor and Brooksville summer resident Mimi Sheller, explore traditions as ways to address the environmental and climate crises, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.


Monday, 7/26

Blue Hill

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, two Ashley Bryan autobiographies, belated Maine bicentennial celebration, call to register, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Wednesday, 7/28

Blue Hill

Cold Wax and Oil Painting Class: With Lori Roll, all materials included, at Central Hall, 10 AM-4 PM, lori2roll@gmail.com.

Stonington

Vanessa Anspaugh: In collaboration with Bates Dance Festival, Funerals of the Ocean, 6 PM, at Burnt Cove Church, operahousearts.org.


Friday, 7/30

Stonington

"Our Own" Community Playreading: Othello: Directed by Bari Robinson, also 7/31, operahousearts.org.***


Sunday, 8/1

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With homesteader and author Greg July, presentation on shift of Western European on Scott Nearing's political life and ideals, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.

Stonington

Broadway Comes to Stonington: Hugh Panaro, Leenya Rideout and special guests, operahousearts.org.***


Monday, 8/2

Blue Hill

Farmer's Market: Every Mon., no dogs, at Fairgrounds, 9-11:30 AM, bluehillfarmersmarket.com.


Tuesday, 8/3

Brooksville

Farmer's Market: Every Tue., at community center, 9:30 AM-12 PM, facebook.com/BrooksvilleMaineFarmersMarket.


Wednesday, 8/4

Castine

Castine Classic Yacht Celebration: Race to Camden leaving yacht club around 10:30 AM.

Stonington

Shank Painter: Pirate-themed folk music trio, 7 PM, at ball field, operahousearts.org.


Thursday, 8/5

Brooklin

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Threadbare Theatre Workshop's community-based production of Shakespeare's magical haunt in the woods, also 8/6,7,8, outdoors at Carding Brook Farm, threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., beside library, 11 AM-1 PM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Non Denominational Hymn Sing: Drive up and roll down your windows or get out and enjoy, at Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd., 7:30-8:30 PM,every Thu., brooklinrockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Castine

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., at town common, 9-11:30 AM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Maritime Music Concert with Castlebay: An evening of traditional Maine seafaring songs performed outdoors, 6-7:30 PM, at town common, 326-4118, admin@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

Deer Isle

Artisans Market: Every Thu., by town office, 10 AM-2 PM, facebook.com/Deer-Isle-Artisans-Market-301599030021234.


Friday, 8/6

Stonington

Farmer's Market: Every Fri., at community center, 10 AM-12 PM, stoningtonfarmersmarket.com.


Saturday, 8/7

Blue Hill

Just Move Fun Run & Walk: Organized by GraceCarrFitness LLC in partnership with the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Blue Hill YMCA, registration at 8 AM, race starts at 9 AM, at congregational church, Grace Carr, 240-743-9939, carrgrace22@gmail.com.


Sunday, 8/8

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With activist and WERU weekly contributor Larry Dansinger, on end of concept of work as we know it and its relevance to modern living, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.


Wednesday, 8/11

Stonington

The Gawler Sisters: Acclaimed folk group, 7 PM, at ball field operahousearts.org.


Friday, 8/13

Deer Isle

Tour of Nellieville with Peter Beerits: Insider tour of his sculptural, historical, ever-evolving village, 2 PM, also 8/27, at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, 598 Sunshine Rd., jam@nervousnellies.com.

Stonington

Shakespeare in Stonington: Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief:by Paula Vogel
Directed by Julia Sears, at Nervous Nellies, operahousearts.org.***


Saturday, 8/14

Brooksville

Family Concert! Littles: Princes, Match Girls & Engines that Could: With Bagaduce Music, tickets available online, at Edgewood Farm, 4 PM, bagaducemusic.org.


Sunday, 8/15

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With activist and author Aran Shetterly to discuss new book that takes hopeful and realistic look at systemic racism, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.


Monday, 8/16

Blue Hill

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.


Wednesday, 8/18

Blue Hill

children's concert: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-our-collection-family-concert-childrens-music-of-maia-aprahamian-tickets-155870501867


Wednesday, 8/18

Stonington

Michel Lauzière: Comedian act, 7 PM, atOpera House, operahousearts.org.


Thursday, 8/19

Castine

Annual Meeting and Program: Business meeting then presentation by Captain Richard F. Miller on sailing square-rigged ships, at historical society, 4-6 PM, 326-4118, admin@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

Surry

Mozart’s Impresario: The Winter Harbor Music Festival presents Mozart’s comic opera, The Impresario, directed by Deiran Manning, conducted by Michael Haigler., 4 PM at Surry Arts, 9172380819.


Saturday, 8/21

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival: Belated Maine Bicentennial celebration.


Sunday, 8/22

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With herbalist and activist Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals,on herbal remedies to develop resilience in response to stresses of the pandemic, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.


Monday, 8/23

Blue Hill

Flash! In the Pans: Community steelband returns to the park, 7-9 PM.

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, One Vacant Chair by Joe Coomer, belated Maine bicentennial celebration, call to register, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Friday, 8/27

Stonington

DO NOT MOVE STONES: By ANNA + MARVIN and Reach Performing Arts Center, partnered with Island Heritage Trust, until 8/29, at Settlement Quarry and digitaly on-demand, marvinmerritt.com/dnms/.


Sunday, 8/29

Brooksville

Speaker Series: With local activist and humane educator Zoe Weil, to share vision of a world where people, animals, and nature not only coexist, but a world where all living things thrive together, 4 PM, at the Good Life Center.


Thursday, 9/1

Brooklin

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., beside library, 11 AM-1 PM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Castine

Farmer's Market: Every Thu., at town common, 9-11:30 AM, facebook.com/Brooklin-Farmers-Market-1686328718297388.

Deer Isle

Artisans Market: Every Thu., by town office, 10 AM-2 PM, facebook.com/Deer-Isle-Artisans-Market-301599030021234.


Friday, 9/2

Brooklin

Mackerel Sky: Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents the premiere of Jon Ellsworth's original play outdoors, also 9/3,4,5, at Carding Brook Farm, kate@threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Stonington

Farmer's Market: Every Fri., at community center, 10 AM-12 PM, stoningtonfarmersmarket.com.


Monday, 9/6

Blue Hill

Farmer's Market: Every Mon., no dogs, at Fairgrounds, 9-11:30 AM, bluehillfarmersmarket.com.


Tuesday, 9/7

Brooksville

Farmer's Market: Every Tue., at community center, 9:30 AM-12 PM, facebook.com/BrooksvilleMaineFarmersMarket.


Friday, 9/10

Deer Isle

Tour of Nellieville with Peter Beerits: Insider tour of his sculptural, historical, ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, 598 Sunshine Rd., jam@nervousnellies.com.


Wednesday, 9/22

Castine

Cotton's Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade lecture: With historical society, by Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby on the importance of the cotton trade to the Maine economy, 7-8 PM, on Zoom, 326-4118, admin@castinehistoricalsociety.org.


Sunday, 9/26

Brooksville

Concert: How Can I Keep From Singing?: With Bagaduce Music, tickets available online, at Holbrook Island Sanctuary, 5 PM, bagaducemusic.org.


Monday, 9/27

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, An Upriver Passamaquoddy by Allen J. Sockabasin, belated Maine bicentennial celebration, call to register, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Monday, 10/4

Blue Hill

Farmer's Market: Every Mon., no dogs, at Fairgrounds, 9-11:30 AM, bluehillfarmersmarket.com.


Monday, 10/25

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente, belated Maine bicentennial celebration, call to register, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Monday, 11/22

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Monday, 12/20

Stonington

Library Book Club: Maine 201: With Library, fourth Mon. every month, Rules by Cynthia Lord, 6:30-7:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.