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  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    For the love of herring

    With the impending closure of the last sardine factory in Maine — and, in fact, the country — and lots of wrangling, finger-pointing and politics, poets Karin "My DNA can't imagine a world without sardines" Spitfire and Gary "We are all in the same can, arguing whether mustard sauce or olive oil is better" Lawless are calling for 2010 to be the Year of the Sardine, a year of celebrating our fishy roots and ...

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    February 20, 2010

    Air Force quartet offers free concert

    The Bay State Winds, one of the newer chamber ensembles of the United States Air Force Band of Liberty, will present a free concert Friday, March 5 at the Peoples United Methodist Church, 31 Depot St./Route 235, at 7 p.m. This clarinet ensemble, comprised of members of the Concert Band, provides musical support for a wide variety of military and civilian functions and presents concert tours across New England, ...

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    February 20, 2010

    A romantic classic on library screen

    The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for the Friday night movies in February is romance. The final film of the series, "It Happened One Night," will be screened Friday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is en route to the Big Apple to elope with a fortune-h...

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    February 20, 2010

    Bowdoin singing groups head for Midcoast

    A special treat for all ages is coming to Watts Hall Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Two a cappella  groups from Bowdoin College, the Meddiebempsters and the BellaMafia, will entertain everyone with a variety of song choices. The Meddiebempsters are the nation's third oldest a cappella group and the oldest student organization at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Since 1937, the men of the Meddiebempsters have been ...

  • Published
    February 19, 2010

    Rat Pack close to packing the house

    Only a few dozen tickets remain for a stage performance of The Rat Pack — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., as portrayed by talented impersonators — Friday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Lincoln Theatre, Theater and Elm streets. Proceeds from the Lincoln County Community Theater-hosted event will benefit the Community Energy Fund. More than 200 seats have already been sold for the show, ...

  • Published
    February 19, 2010

    Poet Laureate nominations sought

    Rockland Public Library has announced the opening of nominations for the inaugural Poet Laureate of Rockland. Nominations also are being taken for Maine Senior Poet Laureate. Rockland seeks city Poet Laureate In conjunction with poetry activities at the library and in various locations around the city during National Poetry Month in April, Rockland Public Library is accepting nominations are open for the ...

  • Published
    February 19, 2010

    Free Sunday Matinees begin at library

    The downtown Camden Public Library will host a free Sunday Matinee movie series beginning Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. with "The Goodbye Girl." The 1977 PG-rated romantic comedy is a perfect choice to introduce the series. Playwright Neil Simon ventures into the screenplay world and scripts an utterly charming and hilarious film based in part on the life of his then wife, Marsha Mason. The story centers on ...

  • Published
    February 19, 2010

    All-ages electronic music dance party

    R Space, the Midcoast's new all-ages music venue, will hold an all-ages electronic music dance party Saturday, Feb. 27 with Vistas and Kelly Hailey, both from Camden. The show will take place at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission at the door will be $3. Anyone younger than 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Vistas' music is electronic ...

  • Published
    February 18, 2010

    Tales from a Katahdin campfire

    Maine author John Neff will present a program titled Stories around a Katahdin Campfire Tuesday, March 2 at noon at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road. His talk is based on his book "Katahdin: An Historic Journey - Legends, Explorations, and Preservation of Maine's Highest Peak," published in 2006 by Appalachian Mountain Club Books. Neff will take his audience on a journey into the Katahdin region to ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Contra dancing at Simonton Corner

    Contra dance fans are invited to celebrate the last monthly dance of winter, astronomically speaking, anyway, Saturday, Feb. 27 at Simonton Corner Community Hall, Park and Main streets. The dancing will begin 8 p.m., and admission will be $8 at the door. Providing the tunes will be Neil Caudill and Friends, North Star Sisters and Curt Osgood. The night's caller will be Maggie Robinson. Beginners and singles ...


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