Thursday, Sept. 1

Fall High School Sailing at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street in Rockland. Experienced and new sailors in the Rockland community are invited to join the high school team. Sailing practice is in a fleet of club 420 dinghies and takes place on Rockland Harbor, departing from the pier every Thursday and Friday at 3:30 p.m. and returning at 6:30 p.m., starting Sept. 1 and ending Oct. 21, with Pat DiLalla as head coach. Send inquiries to Joao Strout-Bentes, Go to to register.

Blueberries for Sal: The Musical, 4 p.m. at Watts Hall Community Arts, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Portland’s Maine Children’s Theater comes to the historic hall for one show only. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under). Available online at the Watts Hall Community Arts website,, at Flaura, 185 Main Street, Thomaston (cash only), and at the door. General admission. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Jody Bachelder Reveals Why Samoset Was the First to Meet the Plymouth Colonists, via Zoom 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.

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) 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. 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 at, by calling 594-0070, and at the door at Lincoln Street Center.

Siege at the State House Talk by Mac Smith, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Siege at the State House tells the true story of a coup that was attempted between Maine’s governor and the leaders of a new political party, almost plunging the United States into a second civil war. Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, in the village of Sandy Point. He is also the author of Mainers on the Titanic and Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine. His talk is free and open to all.

Friday, Sept. 2

Great Art for Great Reads Reception and Art Auction, Waldoboro Public Library, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A viewing of 70+ pieces of art by more than 40 different artists. Visit the library to view the art in person, check the Great Art for Great Reads Facebook page to learn about the artists, and go to to place bids on your favorite pieces from September 2 to 16.

 First Friday at the Farnsworth, 5 to 8 p.m. Part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, it offers free admission to the Farnsworth’s galleries. The Main Street doors, leading right into the galleries, will be open to all.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Two-Day Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Saturday and Sunday. The annual gathering attracts hundreds of antique-motorcycles enthusiasts from around New England for one weekend. Featuring live demonstrations from the museum’s historic collection, plus the opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite bikes. With interactive displays, a family fun zone, free antique car rides, full museum access and an open-air café. You can also purchase a 20-minute scenic biplane ride (weather permitting). Exhibitors welcome. Get free admission for you and one passenger when you exhibit any classic, custom, or special-interest vehicle that is 20+ years old or any Japanese-manufactured motorcycle from any production year. Admission for adults is $18; seniors, $16; kids 17 and under and museum members get in free. Learn more at

Rose Hip Bake Sale in South Thomaston, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Weskeag Village Green in South Thomaston. Rockland District Nursing Association holds its last weekly bake sale of the season to help fund community nursing. From-scratch blueberry pie, a second seasonal fruit pie, traditional British GF scones and Bakewell Cream biscuits (ideal for strawberry shortcake) are among the offerings. Check Facebook and Instagram @rosehipbakers for details. Pre-orders are accepted via email by Thursday noon:

Barbara Prey Projects closing reception, Saturday, Sept. 3, from 4-6 p.m. The upcoming Saturday event marks the start of the final weekend to see the current exhibitions at Barbara Prey Projects. Celebrating 40 years of exhibiting in Maine, Over the Horizon: Whats Next showcases the virtuosic hand of world-renowned artist Barbara Prey who paints powerful views of her surroundings. Barbara Prey Projects is a gallery and exhibition space  in Port Clyde, ME. Celebrating 22 years this summer, the gallery is housed in a historic waterfront structure that has been part of the community since the late 1800s.

855 Main Street, Port Clyde

(516) 316-7477

South Thomaston Library lawn sale, Saturday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The South Thomaston Library is hosting a community lawn sale this Saturday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., on the grounds of the Gilford Butler Center, 54 Spruce Head Road. All are welcome to participate, free of charge. Spaces and tables available. Call Pennie at 594-7416 for more information or just show up on Saturday. The building will be open at 7 a.m.

This will be the final opportunity to place bids on silent auction items. Winners to be determined on Labor Day at noon. Proceeds will be used to offset the library’s winter expenses.

Thursday, Sept. 8

“Andrew Wyeth: A Family Perspective”, a presentation by David Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth’s nephew, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. David Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth’s nephew, will share family photographs, letters, anecdotes and impressions of “Uncle Andy” in the Cushing Historical Society’s Meeting House at 17 Hathorne Point Road in Cushing. The talk will focus on Andrew Wyeth, the person, and as a member of a family. The presentation will also draw references to some of his paintings. The talk is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Thomaston Green workshops, starting Sept. 15, 5 p.m. Thomaston will hold public workshops to determine the future of Thomaston Green. All members of the public are welcome. This workshop will be facilitated by Mathew Eddy, Executive Director of Midcoast Council of Governments (MCOG), on Thursday, Sept. 15, Thursday, Sept. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 26. All workshops are to be held in the Lura Libby Room at the Thomaston Municipal Building, 13 Valley Street, at 5 p.m.

Rockland High School Class of 1962 Reunion, Wednesday, September 21, at 5 p.m. at Rockland Golf Club. Buffet dinner for $40 per person. For reservations, send payment to: Jeanne Estes Karl, 245 Long Cove Road, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.