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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.

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Friday, 7/1

Blue Hill

Play: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, starring Matt Murphy, 7 PM, New Surry Stage at town hall. Tickets: newsurrytheatre.org.

Brooklin

Fiber Arts Crafting Circle: All levels, any fiber art welcome, weekly 10 AM-12 PM, library, 359-2276.

Brooksville

Music on the Lawn: Bobby Cleveland on tenor sax, meet at end of Indian Bar Rd, Holbrook Island Sanctuary, 4-5 PM, 326-4012.

Deer Isle

Play: Much Ado About Nothing, also July 1-3, through July 17, Opera House Arts. Outdoors at Mariners Memorial Park, 5:30 PM, live music by folk composer Ray Duncan. Tickets: operahousearts.org.

Historical Society Grand Opening: Season hours are Wed., Thu., Fri., 1-4 PM. House, archive building, exhibit barn. Info: 348-6400.

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 7/2

Blue Hill

Shape-Note Singing Workshop: With Anna Dembska on four-part community singing. Bagaduce Music Performance Hall, 12:30-2 PM. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org.

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Play: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, starring Nolan Ellsworth, 7 PM, New Surry Stage at town hall. Tickets: newsurrytheatre.org.

Brooksville

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk: With Tom Seymour, meet at Backshore Trailhead, Holbrook Island Sanctuary, sturdy footwear, 1-2:30 PM. Info: 326-4012.

Open Door Day: Threadbare Theatre Workshop, introducing workshop series, refreshments, 10 AM-12 PM, at Reversing Falls Sanctuary, 818 Bagaduce Rd, kate@threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Castine

Book Sale: Sponsored by Friends of Witherle Memorial Library, proceeds benefit library programming, 10 AM-2 PM at library, 326-4375.


Sunday, 7/3

Blue Hill

Bagaduce Music Family Concert: The Emperor’s New Clothes, Peter Schickele’s comic chamber work, also chamber music, at Bay School, 4 PM. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Patrick Donovan, environmentalist and activist, on climate change and social justice, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Theater Workshop: Body of wonder creative movement, all ages, led by Josh McCarey, 11 AM-2 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Brooksville

Historical Society: Open for season 1-4 PM thru August, also Wed, 150 Coastal Rd, brooksvillehistoricalsociety.org.

Castine

Living History Open House: At Wilson Museum with guest demonstrators at bake oven, blacksmith’s forge, woodshop, boat shop, traditional skills, 2-5 PM, 326-9247.


Monday, 7/4

Blue Hill

Monday Nights! in the Park: Bobby Cleveland, Noel Paul Stookey and George Emlen, Pan Coalition, 6-9 PM, food and ice cream vendors. Donations for concert expenses and Ukraine.

Brooklin

July 4 Celebration: Brooklin Band 9:15 AM, parade 10 AM, barbecue on town green after parade, carnival games, greased pole climbing event, library book sale 8 AM-12 PM. Volunteers needed for BBQ. Parade sign-up: mike@sealanderarchitects.com.

Castine

July 4 Celebration: 1K/5K race 7 AM (register at town dock); festivities on the common 10 AM; Town Band on common 4 PM; fireworks at dusk at town dock. Info: 326-4502.

Deer Isle

July 4 Celebration: Oasis Café 9 AM, Congregational church; parade 10 AM, theme “Tropical Flamingos,” Grand Marshal Jimmy Cook. To enter parade, 367-5855. Masonic Lodge lobster dinner 12 PM.

Stonington

July 4 Celebration: Stonington 6 road race 7 AM, register at islandcommunitycenter.net; fish pier 5 PM with food vendors, live music, children’s take-home activity; fireworks 9:15 PM over harbor.


Tuesday, 7/5

Blue Hill

Native Plant Walk: On Heart of Blue Hill trail system, meet at 10 AM at Native Gardens property, South St. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.


Wednesday, 7/6

Blue Hill

Wild Sun Catchers Workshop: Rugosa roses for kids, crafts, songs, on library lawn, 3:30 PM, 374-5515.

Brooksville

Historical Society: Open for season 1-4 PM thru August, also Sun, 150 Coastal Rd, brooksvillehistoricalsociety.org.

Deer Isle

Free Community Yoga: All ages and abilities, mats and props provided, post office parking lot, 5:30-6:30 PM, sponsored by DI Yoga Studio, 401-829-3831.

Sedwick

History Night: Slideshow of historical photos and history of Sedgwick and Sargentville, 6:30 PM at library, 3 Reach Rd, 479-8548.

Stonington

Opera House Arts Gala Concert: Artists TBA. Information at operahousearts.org or 367-2788.

Seaside Open-Air Series: Stuart Kestenbaum, Poems from Here, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: Library, 367-5926.


Thursday, 7/7

Blue Hill

Fairy House Festival: Fairy house building workshop, materials provided, gather at Murphy Trail behind Congregational Church, 10-11:30 AM. Register: claire.malina@bhpl.net.

Children’s Concert: By Kneisel Hall’s Young Artists program, 4-4:45 PM, free, 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Brooklin

Magic Food Bus Craft and Storytime: All ages welcome, also free local fruit and vegs, 3-4 PM, library, 359-2276.

Hymn Sing: Nondenomational community sing, good voice not required, 7:30-8:30 PM, Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, rockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Cake and Authors Celebration: Homemade baked goods, lemonade, conversations with 10 local authors, raffle prizes, jazz by Christopher Pirsos, all to support library, 1-3 PM, 359-2276.

Brooksville

Theater Workshop: Writing Joy writing workshop, all ages, led by Martin Conte, 10 AM-1 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Deer Isle

Story and Craft Time: With Dale Steinharter and Martha Bell at historical society, focus on gardening and seeds, 1:30-3 PM. Info: 348-6400.

Haystack Studio Walk-through and Auction: Walk-through 4:30-6 PM; silent auction 7 PM, live auction 7:30 p.m., Sunshine Rd. Vaccination required. Proceeds benefit scholarship/fellowship program and studio improvements. Info: 348-2306.

Play: Much Ado About Nothing, also July 7-10, through July 17, Opera House Arts. Outdoors at Mariners Memorial Park, 5:30 PM, live music by folk composer Ray Duncan. Tickets: operahousearts.org.

Online
Laughter Yoga: With Chris Chapman, hosted by Healthy Acadia, 5 PM, free. Register: bit.ly/laughter-yoga-crc.


Friday, 7/8

Blue Hill

Anime Club: Movie night for teens and tweens, Bubble and snacks, 4-6 PM, 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Brooksville

Writing Workshop: “Writing Joy,” 10 AM-1 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary, led by Martin Conte. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.


Saturday, 7/9

Blue Hill

Art Class for Children: Memory Transfer for Children, 10 AM-12 PM, limited to 8, at Cynthia Winings Gallery. Register: cynthiawinings@gmail.com.

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Brooksville

Maine Equine Extravaganza: Demonstrations, educational booths, food, raffles, tack sale and more, Bagaduce Equine Rescue, 111 Bagaduce Rd, 9 AM-3 PM, rain date July 10. Info: saundersnah@hotmail.com.

Book Sale: Annual sale at library, 9 AM-12 PM, books for all ages, supports library.

Intertidal Exploration: For children along Smith Cove, Holbrook Island Sanctuary. Meet at beach at end of Indian Bar Rd with appropriate footwear, 1-2:15 PM, free. Info: 326-4012.

Theater Workshop: Body of wonder creative movement, all ages, led by Josh McCarey, 11 AM-2 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Castine

Meet the Authors and Book Signing: Food, hunger and family focus of Breaking Bread reception, 4:30 PM on the common, followed by readings at 5:30 at Unitarian Universalist Church. Profits benefit Blue Angel. Free tickets required: 326-4375 or witherlelibrary.net.

Penobscot

Penobscot Day: Breakfast, giant yard sale, float parade at 10 a.m., chicken BBQ, church supper, music, fireworks at dark. Village of Penobscot, sponsored by historical society.

Church Supper: One seating at 5 PM, Methodist Church, 326-9488.


Sunday, 7/10

Blue Hill

Jazz Jams at Bagaduce Music: Bring instruments, your voice, tunes and ideas for collective music making, 6-8 PM, Performance Hall, downeastsounds@gmail.com.

Benefit Pan Dance: Flash! in the Pans steel drum band, to benefit Word literary arts festival, 7:30-9 PM, town park.
Halcyon Grange Open House: Pictorial history display, meet members, discover purpose of grange, refreshments, 1-4 PM, 1157 Pleasant St.

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Matt Murphy, WERU manager, on community radio and media’s role, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Deer Isle

Celtic Eventide: Music, readings, reflection by community member, all welcome, 5 PM, St Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church, 627 N Deer Isle Rd, 479-5651.

Surry

Concert: Gawler Family Band, outdoor benefit for Morgan Bay Zendo, renovations on Pond House, 1 PM, for all ages, BYO picnic, blankets, chairs, water. Info: info@morganbayzendo.org.

Opening Reception: Little Gallery in the Field, local artists and makers, artist and poet Mark Rutter, 4:30-6 PM, 38 Cross Rd, rain date July 17, 667-8328.


Monday, 7/11

Blue Hill

Paint the Peninsula Exhibit: On display through July 16 at library and auction website. Event supports library and participating artists. Info: bhpl.net.

Baroque Strings Master Class: Public invited to observe, 7-9 PM, town hall theater. Part of Blue Hill Bach Festival, info@bluehillbach.org.


Tuesday, 7/12

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Bach Festival: Organic Influencers, organ recital exploring use of dance forms in baroque keyboard compositions, 4 PM, St. Francis Episcopal Church, info@bluehillbach.org.

Brooksville

Nature Sing-Along: For kids, with Molly Gawler, 9:30 AM, Meadow Brook Stream conservation area. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.
Online
Wellbeing Workshop: Avoiding toxic ingredients in your home, collaboration between Dempsey Center and Beth Wright Cancer Center, 6-7 PM via Zoom. Register: dempseycenter.org/dempsey-center-beth-c-wright-programs.


Wednesday, 7/13

Blue Hill

Full Moon Hike: Up Blue Hill Mountain, 8 PM, meet at large parking lot across from field trail. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Blue Hill Bach Festival: The French Connection, French composers, 7:30 PM, St. Francis Episcopal Church, info@bluehillbach.org.

East Blue Hill
Author Event: Jonathan Lethem will read from his book The Arrest, chat with poet Steve Benson and take questions, 7 PM, Founders Hall, cosponsored by EBH Library and Word. Info: eastbluehilllibrary@gmail.com.

Castine

Opening Reception: For “Breaking Bread,” outdoors, 5-7 PM, Gallery B’s Annex studio/gallery space, 8 Water St. Portion of proceeds to Blue Angle food nonprofit.

Deer Isle

Play: Much Ado About Nothing, July 13-17, Opera House Arts. Outdoors at Mariners Memorial Park, 5:30 PM, live music by folk composer Ray Duncan. Tickets: operahousearts.org.

Sedwick

Perennial Flower Gardening: With artist Barbara Brady, 5:30-6:30 PM, 3 Reach Rd, hosted by Sedgwick Village Library, 479-8548.

Stonington

Seaside Open-Air Series: Kimberly Ridley, Inciting Wonder, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Rain date July 14. Info: library, 367-5926.


Thursday, 7/14

Blue Hill

Art in Bloom Preview Party: Maine art and flower arrangements by Brooklin Garden Club. 5-8 PM at Emlen Hall, Bay School. Reservations: 904-612-5201, jdcousar@bellsouth.net. Proceeds for garden-related community programs.

Children’s Concert: By Kneisel Hall’s Young Artists program, 4-4:45 PM, free, 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Brown and Polar—Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and Bennett Konesni: Blues, sea shanties, dance, ragtime tunes on banjo, fiddle and guitar. At private residence, details shared with ticketholders, 6 PM. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org.

Bach’s Lunch: Blue Hill Bach’s lecture-demonstration on French baroque dance, 12-1:30 PM, Barncastle Inn, info@bluehillbach.org.

Castine

Bastille Day Celebration: All day, includes lighthouse tours, village tours, crafts at Wilson Museum, Picnic en Blanc, dance in evening. Event info and picnic reservations: 326-4502, visitcastine.com.


Friday, 7/15

Blue Hill

Art in Bloom Show: Local artwork with interpretive arrangements by Brooklin Garden Club. 10 AM-4 PM at Emlen Hall, Bay School, off South St. Reservations: 239-994-4668 or jro51@aol.com.

Illustrated Lecture: “Art at the court of the Sun King,” about art and architecture of early Versailles, 1 PM, town hall theater, info@bluehillbach.org.

The Banjo Gathering: Workshop with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, 4 PM, Bagaduce Music Performance Hall. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org

Brooklin

Blue Hill Bach Festival Baroque Picnic: With music and dance from the world of Louis XIV, 5:30 PM, Atlantic Boat Co. info@bluehillbach.org.


Saturday, 7/16

Blue Hill

Car Show: Sponsored by Sedgwick Fire Department, 9 AM-3 PM, fairgrounds.

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Blue Hill Bach Festival Finale: “Bach and the Dance,” 7:30 PM, Congregational Church, vaccination required, info@bluehillbach.org.

Brooklin

Infants and iPads—An ethical dilemma: Informal discussion about research concerning infant development with regard to screen time, 4 PM, library, 359-2276.

Brooksville

Theater Workshop: Body of wonder creative movement, all ages, led by Josh McCarey, 11 AM-2 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Castine

Book Sale: Sponsored by Friends of Witherle Memorial Library, proceeds benefit library programming, 10 AM-2 PM at library, 326-4375.


Sunday, 7/17

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Bill Case, teacher, discussion on prewar Germany, Holocaust and relevance to today, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Theater Workshop: Embodying Place, bike around Cape Rosier, all ages, led by Esther Adams, 2-4 PM. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Deer Isle

Island Fishermen’s Wives Association Hall of Fame: Also boat show highlighting historical society’s model boats, 1-4 PM. All buildings open, Sunset Rd, 348-6400.


Monday, 7/18

Blue Hill

Monday Nights! in the Park: Tasty Bites GSA jazz combo, Bill Gawley and Jackie Pike, Pan Coalition, 6-9 PM, food and ice cream vendors. Donations for concert expenses and Ukraine.

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: visiting artist, blacksmithing, wood, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Tuesday, 7/19

Brooklin

Mystery Book Group: Meets 3rd Tue, 4-5 PM, library. July selection is The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves. Info: 359-2276.

Brooksville

Workshop: Introduction to wet felting with Mia Kanazawa, 9 AM-4 PM, limited to 8, free. Register: miamarktwo@gmail.com. Info: reversingfalls.org.

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Graphics, metals, ceramics, fiber, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Surry

Family and Baby Beach Walk: At Carter Nature Preserve, east entrance, 10-11:30 AM. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.


Wednesday, 7/20

Blue Hill

Wild Sun Catchers Workshop: On rugosa rose, for kids, 3:30 PM, library. Register: claire.malina@bhpl.net.

Deer Isle

Haystack Campus Tours: Wed., through Aug. 31, 1 PM. Preregister: haystack-mtn.org/visit-lander. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Sedwick

Poetry Night: At Sedgwick Village Library, 3 Reach Rd, share own poetry or your favorite, 5:30-6:30 PM, 359-2158.

Stonington

Seaside Open-Air Series: James Sullivan, Unsinkable, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.


Thursday, 7/21

Blue Hill

Children’s Concert: By Kneisel Hall’s Young Artists program, 4-4:45 PM, free, 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Brooklin

Hymn Sing: Nondenominational community sing, good voice not required, 7:30-8:30 PM, Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, rockboundchapel@gmail.com.


Friday, 7/22

Brooklin

Rockbound Movie Night: The Princess Bride, 7 PM at Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, donations go to bell tower restoration, rockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Castine

Castine Home & Garden Tour: Nine homes, six gardens. 10 AM-4 PM. Special luncheon 11:30 AM-1 PM. Info: castinehistoricalsociety.org, info@castinehistorical society, 326-4118.

Book Sale: Sponsored by Friends of Witherle Memorial Library, proceeds benefit library programming, 10 AM-2 PM at library, 326-4375.

Deer Isle

Play: All She Cares About Is the Yankees, one-woman show by John Ford Noonan, at Reach Performing Arts Center, 7 PM on July 22-23, 2 PM on July 24. Tickets by donation; audience limited; must sign up at thereachpac.com.

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 7/23

Blue Hill

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

A Cabaret with John McVeigh & Friends: Popular American music, Broadway and old favorites. Windswept Field @ Curtis cove, 5 PM. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org.

Brooklin

Author Talk and Book Signing: John Ross, The Promise of the Grand Canyon with a focus on John Wesley Powell, who has ties to Brooklin, 4 PM, library, 359-2276.

Brooksville

Theater Workshop: Devised theater workshop, all ages, led by Kate russell, 11 AM-2 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.

Penobscot

Public Breakfast: 7-9 AM, Methodist Church. Info: 326-9488.

Stonington

Mali Obomsawin in Concert: Odanak Wbanaki First Nation bassist, singer, composer and songwriter at Opera House, 7 PM. Tickets: operahousearts.org, 367-2788.


Sunday, 7/24

Blue Hill

Reprise of Cabaret with John McVeigh & Friends: Popular American music, Broadway and old favorites, 5 PM, Bay School. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org.

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Greg Joly, Nearing scholar, “Scott Nearing, Resource Wars and the Green Economy,” 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Theater Workshop: Weaving Grief, “theater as ritual,” led by Sherene Cauley and Kate Russell, 11 AM-2 PM, Reversing Falls Sanctuary. Register: threadbaretheatreworkshop.org.


Monday, 7/25

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Fab Lab residents, technical assistants, 4:30 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Wednesday, 7/27

Stonington

Thom Wall, Master of Modern Vaudeville: Live! for $5 at Opera House, 7 PM. Tickets: operahousearts.org, 367-2788.

Seaside Open-Air Series: Leslie Landrigan, Stonington’s Not-So-Hidden History, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.


Thursday, 7/28

Blue Hill

Film: A Watershed Moment: A story about people, fish and the water that connects them, about Bagaduce River fish passage restoration, library, 6 PM, free. Hosted by Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries.

Reading and Book Signing: For Breaking Bread essay collection, with local and contributing authors, 4 PM, library, 359-2276. Proceeds benefit Blue Angel, which addresses hunger in Maine.

Children’s Concert: By Kneisel Hall’s Young Artists program, 4-4:45 PM, free, 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Deer Isle

Haystack Studio Walk-through and Auction: Walk-through 4:30-6 PM; silent auction 7 PM, live auction 7:30 p.m., Sunshine Rd. Vaccination required. Proceeds benefit scholarship/fellowship program and studio improvements. Info: 348-2306. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Friday, 7/29

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.

Stonington

22nd Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival: Featuring Craig Taborn. Through 7/30 at Opera House. Tickets: operahousearts.org, 367-2788.


Saturday, 7/30

Blue Hill

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.


Sunday, 7/31

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Lynn Cherry, children’s author and environmentalist, will share research and inspiring activiism, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Surry

Sitting/Walking Meditation: Weekly, 9-10:30 AM, Morgan Bay Zendo. Info: info@morganbayzendo.org.


Monday, 8/1

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Graphics, fiber, glass, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Tuesday, 8/2

Deer Isle

Free Community Yoga: All ages and abilities, mats and props provided, post office parking lot, 5:30-6:30 PM, sponsored by DI Yoga Studio, 401-829-3831.
Haystack Artist Presentations: Ceramics, metals, wood, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Wednesday, 8/3

Brooksville

Historical Society: Open for season 1-4 PM thru August, also Sun, 150 Coastal Rd, brooksvillehistoricalsociety.org.

Stonington

Don Roy Fiddlers: Live! for $5, at ball field stage, 7 PM. Tickets: operahousearts.org, 367-2788.

Seaside Open-Air Series: Lily King, Five Tuesdays in Winter, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.

Thursday 8/4

Blue Hill

Children’s Concert: By Kneisel Hall’s Young Artists program, 4-4:45 PM, free, 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Castine

Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture: Carl Little, guest curator, talks about Castine’s famed 20th-century sculptor Clark Fitz-Gerald, 7-8 PM, Delano Auditorium, Leavitt Hall, Maine Maritime Academy. Info: 326-4118, info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

Brooklin

Hymn Sing: Nondenominational community sing, good voice not required, 7:30-8:30 PM, Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, rockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Community Mindfulness Meditation: To create connection in communities worldwide, beginners and advanced welcome, Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, 5 PM, peacebair@gmail.com.

Penobscot

Play: Playing Mercury by Anna Fitzgerald, performed outdoors by ISLE Theater Company through 8/14 at Horsepower Farm, and digital on-demand available in mid-Sep. Tickets go on sale 6/15: isletheater.org.


Friday, 8/5

Castine

Town Band Performance: Free outdoor concert on the common, 6 PM, bring a chair; rain venue inside Emerson Hall. 326-4502.

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.
Civil War Encampment: Company B, 20th Maine Infantry, through Aug. 7, at historical society, museum buildings open Aug. 6, Sunset Rd.


Saturday, 8/6

Blue Hill

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Castine

Art and Science of Tide Pools: For kids with Kristy Cunnane, 10-11 AM, Wadsworth Cove Beach. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Natural Found Object Sculpture: All ages and abilities, facilitator Johanna Sweet. Limited to 15. Preregister: castinehistoricalsociety.org

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Abby Barrows, scientist, on her microplastics research in ocean and environment, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.


Sunday, 8/7

Brooksville

Historical Society: Open for season 1-4 PM thru August, also Wed, 150 Coastal Rd, brooksvillehistoricalsociety.org.


Monday, 8/8

Deer Isle

Celtic Eventide: Music, readings, reflection by community member, all welcome, 5 PM, St Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church, 627 N Deer Isle Rd, 479-5651.

Haystack Artist Presentations: Fab Lab residents, technical assistants, 4:30 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Wednesday, 8/10

Haystack Campus Tours: Wed., through Aug. 31, 1 PM. Preregister: haystack-mtn.org/visit-lander. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Stonington

Play: World Builders, premier of play by Johnna Adams, through 8/28. Tickets: operahousearts.org.

Seaside Open-Air Series: Adell Donaghue, Printmaking Demonstration, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.


Thursday, 8/11

Blue Hill

BH Heritage Trust Annual Gathering and Community Celebration: BH Mountain Trail, 6 PM, full moon hike 8 PM, 374-5118.

Deer Isle

Story and Craft Time: At historical society, subject to be announced, 1:30-3 PM. Info: 348-6400.

Haystack Studio Walk-through and Auction: Walk-through 4:30-6 PM; silent auction 7 PM, live auction 7:30 p.m., Sunshine Rd. Vaccination required.Proceeds benefit scholarship/fellowship program and studio improvements. Info: 348-2306. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Friday, 8/12

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 8/13

Blue Hill

13th Annual Blueberry Festival: Live music, children’s activities, artisan crafts, flea markert, baked goods, etc. 9 AM-2 PM. Congregational church. Info: 374-2891, info@bluehillcongregational.org.

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Penobscot

Church Supper: Two seatings, Methodist Church. Call 326-9488 for times and more info.

Create Habitat Sculpture: With BH Heritage Trust, Open Air Arts Initiative and Penobscot Alewife Committee, will offer wildlife shelter, Pierce Pond, 10 AM-12 PM. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.


Sunday, 8/14

Blue Hill

Jazz Jams at Bagaduce Music: Bring instruments, your voice, tunes and ideas for collective music making, 6-8 PM, Performance Hall, downeastsounds@gmail.com.

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Julie Bouwsma, Maine poet laureate, will read, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Castine

Workshop: Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard, Greenbie Natural Area, 1-2:30 PM. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Deer Isle

Nordgrass with Frigg: Nordic folk and American bluegrass from Finland, 6 PM at private residence, details shared with ticket holders. Info: 374-5454. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org


Monday, 8/15

Brooksville

Reprise of Nordgrass with Frigg: Nordic folk and American bluegrass from Finland, 6 PM at Tinder Hearth. Info: 374-5454. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Visiting curator, ceramics, glass, fiber, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Tuesday, 8/16

Brooklin

Rockbound Movie Night and Sing-Along: The Sound of Music, 7 PM at Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, donations go to bell tower restoration, rockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Graphics, metals, wood, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Wednesday, 8/17

Stonington

Summer Sing with George Emlen and Friends: Live for $5 at ball field. Tickets: operahousearts.org, 367-2788.

Seaside Open-Air Series: Sandy Oliver, Maine Home Cooking, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.

Surry

Family and Baby Beach Walk: Carter Nature Preserve, east entrance, 10-11:30 AM. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.


Thursday, 8/18

Brooklin

Hymn Sing: Nondenominational community sing, good voice not required, 7:30-8:30 PM, Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, rockboundchapel@gmail.com.

Castine

Robert Shetterly Talk and Book Signing: On his portraits after brief historical society meeting. 4-6 PM, Universalist Congregational Church, 326-4118.


Friday, 8/19

Bucksport

Bucksport Art Festival: Aug. 19-21 on the waterfront, artists, crafters, local foods tasting tents. Sponsored by Main Street Bucksport.

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 8/20

Blue Hill

Drawing Class: “Anthotyes,” with garden club and Open Air Arts Initiative, draw native plants and vegetables, 10 AM-12 PM, community garden. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Bucksport

Truth Tellers Documentary: Robert Shetterly’s art and activism. Filmmaker Richard Kane and Shetterly will speak, 2-3 PM, Alamo Theatre. 85 Main St. Free, donations accepted. Info: 326-4188, info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.


Sunday, 8/21

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Gretchen Legler, UMaine Farmington professor, will read from her memoir of homesteading, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Deer Isle

Lighthouse Boat Tour: Viewing six lighthouses, limited to 50, hosted by historical society, 9 AM-1 PM. Reservations: 348-6400.


Monday, 8/22

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Fab Lab residents, technical assistants, 4:30 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Tuesday, 8/23

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Curatorial consultant, craft historian, educator Helen Drutt, 4:30 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Wednesday 8/24

Stonington

Seaside Open-Air Series: Brighid Doherty, Drinkable Healing Herbal Infusions, 12-1 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.


Thursday, 8/25

Deer Isle

Haystack Studio Walk-through and Auction: Walk-through 4:30-6 PM; silent auction 7 PM, live auction 7:30 p.m., Sunshine Rd. Vaccination required. Proceeds benefit scholarship/fellowship program and studio improvements. Info: 348-2306. Proof of vaccination, masks required.


Friday, 8/26

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 8/27

Blue Hill

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12-12:30 PM, town hall. Info: 326-8641.

Penobscot

Public Breakfast: 7-9 AM, Methodist Church. Info: 326-9488.


Sunday, 8/28

Brooksville

Good Life Center Speaker: Margot Kelley, author, will read from her book on history of American homesteading, 4 PM outside rain or shine, 372 Harborside Rd, 374-5386.

Penobscot

Farm Tour: At King Hill Farm, 29 Faerie Kingdom Rd, 3-5 PM. Register: landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Surry

Sitting/Walking Meditation: Weekly, 9-10:30 AM, Morgan Bay Zendo. Info: info@morganbayzendo.org.


Monday, 8/29

Blue Hill

Monday Nights! in the Park: Guest performers and steel band performance, 6-9 PM, food and ice cream vendors. Donations for concert expenses and Ukraine.

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Writing, ceramics, fiber, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Stonington

Flash! in the Pans Fundraiser: Ball field, 6-8 PM, proceeds to Island Community Center and Flash in the Pans. Info: 367-2735, director@islandcommunitycenter.net.


Tuesday, 8/30

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Graphics, metals, wood/baskets, glass, 7 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Surry

Hiking Book Club: Northwind by Gary Paulsen, for teens, hike Carter Nature Preserve, 2:30-4 PM, 374-5515.


Wednesday, 8/31

Deer Isle

Haystack Artist Presentations: Fab Lab residents, technical assistants, 4:30 PM, Gateway Auditorium, 348-2306, haystack-mtn.org. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Stonington

Seaside Open-Air Series: Summer Celebration and Cookout, BBQ for patrons, donors and volunteers, 12-2 PM, Small Cove Park, 6 Atlantic Ave. Info: library, 367-5926.


Friday, 9/2

Deer Isle

Haystack Studio Walk-through and Auction: Walk-through 4:30-6 PM; silent auction 7 PM, live auction 7:30 p.m., Sunshine Rd. Vaccination required. Proceeds benefit scholarship/fellowship program and studio improvements. Info: 348-2306. Proof of vaccination, masks required.

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Monday, 9/5

Blue Hill

Monday Nights! in the Park: Guest performers and steel band performance, 6-9 PM, food and ice cream vendors. Donations for concert expenses and Ukraine.


Tuesday, 9/6

Deer Isle

Free Community Yoga: All ages and abilities, mats and props provided, post office parking lot, 5:30-6:30 PM, sponsored by DI Yoga Studio, 401-829-3831.


Friday, 9/9

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 9/10

Penobscot

Church Supper: Two seatings, Methodist Church. Call 326-9488 for times and more info.


Sunday, 9/11

Deer Isle

Celtic Eventide: Music, readings, reflection by community member, all welcome, 5 PM, St Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church, 627 N Deer Isle Rd, 479-5651.


Friday, 9/16

Deer Isle

Insider Nellieville Tour: With artist Peter Beerits of sculptural ever-evolving village, 2 PM, at Nervous Nellie’s, 598 Sunshine Rd, 800-777-6845.


Saturday, 9/17

Stonington

Halcyon String Quartet: Live! For $5, performing a piece based on the Burt Dow book. Tickets: operahousearts.org.


Saturday, 9/24

Penobscot

Public Breakfast: 7-9 AM, Methodist Church. Info: 326-9488.


Sunday, 9/25

Surry

Sitting/Walking Meditation: Weekly, 9-10:30 AM, Morgan Bay Zendo. Info: info@morganbayzendo.org.


Saturday, 10/1

Brooksville

The Four Elements with Brooklyn Rider: Grammy-nominated Rider convenes a musical discussion on the future of our planet. Info: 374-5454. Tickets: bagaducemusic.org.


Saturday, 10/8

Penobscot

Church Supper: Two seatings, Methodist Church. Call 326-9488 for times and more info.


Thursday, 10/22

Penobscot

Public Breakfast: 7-9 AM, Methodist Church. Info: 326-9488.