Thursday, Aug. 25

Garden Gatherings with Tess Gerritsen, 4 p.m. Owls Head Village Library

Owls Head Village Library hosts author, filmmaker and Camden resident Tess Gerritsen in its summer series. This was originally set for last week but was postponed due to weather.

Author Barbara Walsh and The Lobster Lady, 6:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library

Rockland Public Library and Rockland Historical Society will sponsor a program by author Barbara Walsh about her new children’s book, The Lobster Lady. The real Lobster Lady, Virginia Oliver – who is still lobstering at 102 years old – and her son, Max, will be at the talk and in the historical society museum after the program for cookies and lemonade and to sign copies of the book with the author. Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who has worked for newspapers in Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Ireland.

DaPonte String Quartet Concerts, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Waldoboro

DaPonte String Quartet Concerts in August, featuring Thompson “Alleluia,” Beethoven Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 & Schubert Quartet in A minor, “Rosamunde,” with guest Alexander Romanul, violin, this Thursday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, South Bristol; Friday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Waldoboro; and the season wrap-up on Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport. Tickets and other info at

Clothing Sale, 10 a.m., Flanagan Center

New Hope Midcoast’s 10th Annual Boutique Clothing Sale, of new and gently used clothing for adults and children, Thursday to Saturday, August 25–27, at the Flanagan Center in Rockland. This year’s event will feature designer clothing and clothing from participating boutiques.

New this year are children’s items, housewares, and gender-neutral clothing. Also new this year are two VIP events: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening, August 25, and 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, August 26. Both options include light snacks and beverages and require tickets available by donation at $150, $50 or $25. All ticket buyers will receive a reusable bag with samples of local products from businesses such as Bixby Chocolates, FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and Sugar and Spice Farms.

To better allow for social distancing, VIP event tickets are limited to 75 per event and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Community Shopping Days are free and open to the public on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A raffle table will include items from local businesses throughout the midcoast area. For more information and to purchase VIP tickets:, or 691-5969.

Friday, Aug. 26

Humane Society Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Pope Memorial Humane Society

In honor of National Dog Day, Miss Katie is visiting Pope Memorial Humane Society for a dog-themed story time. All are invited for a free, outdoor storytime at the Humane Society, with dog books and songs.Staff are excited to welcome everyone into Pope Memorial Humane Society after story time. Families can tour the shelter, see all the animals, and maybe even visit some special friends in the community room.For more information, please call the Rockland Public Library at 207-594-0310.

Auto auction, Owls Head Transportation Museum

New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum, in Owls Head, this Friday and Saturday. The museum hosts the high-octane, record-breaking car auction that delivers 230-plus rare and sought-after vehicles to collectors and spectators from around the world. For the full schedule of events – including Opening Preview Day on Wednesday, August 24, Friday’s Automobilia+Collectibles Auction and Saturday’s 44th Annual New England Auto Auction, go to, call 94-4418 or email

Pulled Pork Takeout Supper, People’s United Methodist Church, Union

Pulled Pork Takeout Supper in Union, at People’s United Methodist Church. The menu consists of pulled pork with barbecue sauce on a bun, potato chips, tortellini salad, and blueberry cobbler made with wild Maine blueberries and served with a portion of vanilla ice cream for $15. Meals can be ordered until Wednesday, August 24, by calling Joyce Grotton, 785-2651.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., South Thomaston

Summer Pancake Breakfasts in South Thomaston, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Available to eat in or take away. Blueberry and plain pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, hash browns, juice and coffee. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds support church and community outreach programs. This is the final breakfast this season.

Bake Sale, 9 a.m., Weskeag Village Green in South Thomaston

Rose Hip Bake Sales in South Thomaston, Rockland District Nursing Association introduces The Rose Hip, a weekly bake sale sustaining community nursing. Sales will be every Saturday through September 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Weskeag Village Green in South Thomaston. From-scratch blueberry pie, a second seasonal fruit pie, traditional British GF scones and Bakewell Cream biscuits, ideal for strawberry shortcake. Each week’s offerings will be posted on Facebook and Instagram @rosehipbakers, and pre-orders are accepted via email by Thursday noon: All proceeds benefit RDNA.

Book Festival, 11 a.m., Maine Authors Publishing

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High St., will host its third annual book festival. Forty-nine authors will be in attendance to sign and sell their books. The event also includes a children’s area, presentations, raffles, live music, a sandwich truck, and ice cream.

There will be two slideshows: Children’s author Laurence H. Leavitt will present “Join Ada Bea McC. on a Downeast Adventure!” at 11:30 a.m., featuring the voice of renowned Maine humorist Tim Sample and Kathleen Regan’s song “Coast of Maine.” At 1:30 p.m., wilderness paddler Laurie Apgar Chandler on “Writing the Experience and Spirit of Place.” Chandler will share photographs of her extensive Northwoods canoe trips, chronicled in her memoirs.

Authors from all genres will be there, including fiction authors, memoir/biography authors, children’s book authors, and poets. Parking will be available at the nearby General Henry Knox Museum. The festival is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, visit

VFW Drive-Thru Dinner, 4 p.m., Washington

Farrarr-Ross VFW Post #9437, at 292 Razorville Rd. in Washington, will hold a $10 drive-thru dinner 4-6 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs, biscuits, baked beans, and desserts. All proceeds will support local veterans and the community.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Strand on the Air, 5 p.m., WRFR

Strand on the Air Winds up Summer with Carnival of Laughs, the “All’s Fair Special” can be heard at 5 p.m. by tuning in to WRFR at 93.3 in Rockland or by streaming at Following their broadcasts, these radio variety shows are made available to stream on the Strand Theatre website at, and as podcasts. Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players will promenade down the midway with original comedy sketches, as Brittany Parker and Friends holding forth in the music tent along with selected highlights from the Midcoast Music Academy’s recent summer recital. All Things Rescinded explores the wonders of Beano, the perils of the “Back to Preschool” season, and “Every Reason to Love September,” while down in Abysmal Point, Mrs. Grunden, Gertie Crummet, Edith Menhaden, and Lilita wonder if they’ll ever get down from the top of a stalled Ferris wheel. This show is presented by recording by the Strand Theatre, which is located in downtown Rockland.

Monday, Aug. 29

Birthday party for Captain Jim Sharp, 10 a.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum

Open House Birthday Party for Captain Jim Sharp, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland. The museum’s founder is feted as he turns 89 with a public party on a day the museum is normally closed. He will be on hand to regale visitors with stories, share a piece of birthday cake and smile when birthday wishes are shared on cards to sign at the museum. While admission will be free, visitors are welcome to offer a donation to the nonprofit museum in honor of Sharp. The Sail, Power & Steam Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, honor, experience, and share this area’s maritime heritage.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Humankind: A Hopeful History, 3 p.m., Rockland Public Library

Book Discussion of “Humankind: A Hopeful History,” Wednesday, August 31, at 3 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Is human nature inherently good? Participants will consider this (along with other questions) in a discussion of Rutger Bregman’s 2020 book, facilitated by Deputy Library Director Patty King. Copies of the book can be requested through Minerva or MaineCat. For more information or with questions, contact Patty King at 594-0310 or or stop by the library.

More Than Meets the Eye, 5 p.m, Jackson Memorial Library

Author Talk with Margie Patlak, on Wednesday, August 31, at 5 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. She will be talking about her book More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine. She was a science writer eager to learn more about the environment of her new abode on the Schoodic peninsula, who set out to write a book about the nature of Maine ten years ago. But soon it also became a book about what the nature of Maine taught her about the nature of life. Her personal essays, including one nominated for a Pushcart Prize, have appeared in a number of literary journals and newspapers. She has degrees in botany and environmental studies and divides her time between Philadelphia and Corea, Maine.

Upcoming events

Thursday, Sept. 1

Cushing Historical Society presentation, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

Jody Bachelder Reveals Why Samoset Was the First to Meet the Plymouth Colonists, via Zoom on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. in a program from Cushing Public Library and Cushing Historical Society. The author’s research and conclusions are published in her new book, Here First: Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine. To register, call Wendy Roberts at 691-0833 or email Free and open to the public.

Siege at the State House, 4 p.m., Rockland Public Library

The Rockland Public Library will host a talk by author Mac Smith on his book “Siege at the State House.” This event is free and open to all.

“Siege at the State House” tells the story of a coup that was attempted between Maine’s governor and the leaders of a new political party, with a showdown between armed rebels and Civil War general Joshua Chamberlain

A former reporter for the Bar Harbor TimesMac Smith is also the author of “Mainers on the Titanic” and “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine.”

The event will take place in the library’s Community Room, with limited seating; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street. For more information, please email by 4 p.m. on Sept. 1 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

Blueberries for Sal musical, 4 p.m., Watts Hall

At 4:00 p.m., Portland’s Maine Children’s Theater is coming to historic Watts Hall in Thomaston for a one-show performance of Blueberries for Sal: The Musical. This is the first time the Maine Children’s Theater has come to Midcoast Maine.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under). Available online at Watts Hall Community Arts website, at Flaura, 185 Main Street, Thomaston (cash only), and at the door.

Seating is by general admission. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Edgar Allan, 7 p.m., Lincoln Street Center

Live Performance of Edgar Allan, a two-person, dark musical-comedy adapted from the short story “William Wilson” by Edgar Allan Poe, performed by the Coldharts (Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan) on Thursday, September 1, at 7 p.m. As part of the Strand’s New Century Series, the show will take place at the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, in Rockland. The story follows 11-year-old Edgar Allan in his first year at Manor House School, as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. All goes to plan until another boy named Edgar Allan arrives in class. Edgar Allan premiered at the 2013 Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been performed over 100 times and toured festivals across the United States and Canada. The show is a six-time Best of the Fest winner, receiving awards in London, Orlando, Ithaca, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Edmonton. Nick Ryan and Katie Hartman are theater artists based in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are $20 general admission and available at, by calling 594-0070, and at the door at the Lincoln Street Center.

Class Reunion, Rockland High School class of 1962

The Rockland High School Class of 1962 will hold a 60th year reunion Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Rockland Golf Club.

The cost is $40 per person for a buffet dinner.

Checks can be made payable to: Jeanne Estes Karl, 245 Long Cove Road, Tenants Harbor, Maine, 04860.