‘Mamma Mia!’ at CHRHS

ROCKPORT — Camden Hills Regional High School offers the musical production of “Mamma Mia!” to audiences at Strom Auditorium, 25 Keelson Drive. Students bring to life the story of Sophie, a young bride-to-be, who after secretly reading her mother’s diary, sets out to find her true father before her walk down the aisle. Performance dates are Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved for all performances. Tickets at stromtix.com. FMI/assistance: 207-236-7800, ext. 3282.

Poetry reading

ROCKLAND — Poets Ellen M. Taylor and Claire Millikin read from new books on themes of home, liminality, vulnerability and beauty at a reading to benefit Connecting Across Cultures at hello hello books and Rock City Café, 316 Main St., Friday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Free to the public, and sliding scale donations and a portion of all sales will be donated to Connecting Across Cultures. Drinks and light refreshments available. FMI: staff@hellohellobooks.com, 207-593-7780.

Valentine exhibit opening

BELFAST — Artist Paul Valentine’s “Nowhere Left” exhibit opens at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Friday, Nov. 4, with an artist reception at 5:30 p.m. His woodcut prints and paintings celebrate the beauty and power of the earth and asks the viewer to consider the impact that their lifestyle leaves upon it. The event is free and open to the public. Valentine will also be teaching an “Introduction to Relief Printmaking” workshop Saturday, Nov. 12. Beginners are welcome. FMI: waterfallarts.org, 207-338-2222.

Community/contra dances

BELFAST – Belfast Flying Shoes presents dances at First Church in Belfast UCC, 8 Court St., Friday, Nov. 4. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb calling a community dance to lively music by the All Comers Band. The band will warm up at 6 p.m. The 8 p.m. contra dance features Mary Wesley calling and music by Emily Troll, Noah Fishman and Owen Marshall. Dances will include simple and accessible community dances for all ages, and contras with lark/robin role terms plus a few couple dances. Admission for the community dance is $1 children, $2 adults. Suggested admission for the contra dance is $15. Pay what you can, whether less or more. Masks are heartily encouraged when dancing. FMI: belfastflyingshoes.org.

‘Rhapsody in Black’

CAMDEN — Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., presents this one-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Gantt’s show uses its “prismatic reflections on blackness” to ignite and expand conversations about race and identity. Tickets are $18 advance/$22 day-of-show for adults; and $12 younger than 18. Choose-your-own reserved seats are available online at camdenoperahouse.com or by calling 207-236-3154; tickets also will be available at the door, which opens 7 p.m.

Artist meet & greet

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Works by artist Anne Spencer are on display in an “Art in the Stacks” exhibition at Stockton Springs Community Library through Dec. 22. The library hosts a Meet & Greet with the artist Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. FMI: stocktonspringslibrary.org or call 207-567-4147.

‘La Traviata’ simulcast

ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre’s 2022-23 season of Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continues Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. with Verdi’s “La Traviata” at 345 Main St. An encore will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. Estimated running time is 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intermissions. Tickets can be purchased online at RocklandStrand.com; by calling the box office at 207-594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime. Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/Adults, $25/Strand Members, and $15/Students, including college students with ID. Tickets for encore presentations are $23/Adults, $15/Strand Members, and $5/Students, including college students with ID. Each show has 100 tickets available, which will be sold as reserved seats. Masks are recommended but not required, except in the balcony.

Yesis exhibit, reception

CAMDEN — Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., welcomes Peter Yesis for a solo show of his paintings, entitled “Every Canvas Has a Story,” on view Nov. 2 through 29. The public is invited to his opening reception Saturday, Nov. 5, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. FMI: librarycamden.org.

KindKids Family Concert

THOMASTON —Watts Hall Community Players presents a KindKids family performance by Amanda Panda and Rob Duquette Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. at 174 Main St./Route 1. The runtime for this interactive family show with original music and puppets is approximately 45 minutes. Concessions will be available. Tickets are $10, $5 for children younger than 13, in advance; and $13/$8 day of show. FMI: wattshallthomaston.com.

Sweet Tree Arts programs

HOPE — Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church St., launches its fall community arts programs the week of Nov. 6, including fiber arts, adult painting/mixed media, and children’s and adult yoga. Classes run for six weeks; drop-ins welcome. FMI: sweettreearts.org/our-roots/community-arts.

Multi-artist live music show

SEARSPORT – Songwriter Sara Trunzo and media sponsor WERU Community Radio announce this round-robin style performance at Mermaid Plaza, 1 East Main St., Sunday, Nov. 6. Featured songwriters are Rigby Summer, Jimmy Grackle, Chris Battaglia and Trunzo, who also hosts. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the show runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Admission by sliding-scale donation at the door, suggested payment is $15 per person. Pre-sale tickets available now via saratrunzo.com/market/songwritersroundtickets. FMI: saratrunzomusic@gmail.com.

Gospel concert

WALDOBORO — The North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, 3008 Washington Road, hosts gospel duo A New Beginning in concert Sunday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. There will be a potluck supper preceding at 5 p.m. Free to the public; a love offering will be taken. FMI: 207-790-0947.