The Waldo Theatre invites the public to a community work day Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic building on Main Street/Route 220, in the village. Refreshments will be provided.

Major goals for the day are to inventory the contents of the theater; move portable items into a storage trailer; and remove carpet that is no longer usable. This will allow mold abatement work and interior cleaning to begin. A storage trailer has been generously loaned to the theater by Northeast Transport.

In addition, the grounds outside will be readied for spring, weather permitting. Volunteers are encouraged to bring trucks or trailers (for transporting old carpeting to the dump), work lights, X-Acto knives, cat’s paw or pry bar tools and rope for carpet removal, shop vacuum and extension cords for cleaning the interior, rakes, loppers and pruning shears for tidying up the grounds and work gloves for inside cleaning and outdoor work.

The Waldo Theatre board has had a busy winter, recruiting more board members, completing a series of assessments on needed renovations and preparing for a capital campaign. Renovation priorities for this year include getting electricity and plumbing in working order and a new roof. The board is committed to restoring the historic Waldo Theatre and developing a self-sustaining and vibrant performing and visual arts program for the greater Waldoboro area.

For more information on the work day or about helping with the Waldo restoration effort, send email to

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or