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    January 5, 2010

    ‘Cloudy’ rains laughs

    CAPTION: Inventor Flint Lockwood and weather gal pal Sam Sparks talk before houses covered in scoops of ice cream in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Song, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG, 90 min.). Based on a popular children's book, this animated film is an appetizing treat for young and old as it tells the story of young inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader), who ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Saltwater Artists seek same

    Saltwater Artists Gallery, an artists' cooperative located across from the Bradley Inn at Pemaquid Point in New Harbor, is now accepting applications for membership. SWAG consists of a diverse group of artists and artisans currently working in a variety of media, including painting, pastel, graphics, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, stained glass, woodwork and jewelry. SWAG membership provides ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Crane in PMA’s ‘New Acquisitions’

    Work by Midcoast photographer Tillman Crane is included in "New Acquisitions 2009: In Black and White," which goes on view Saturday, Jan. 9 a the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. This winter's new acquisition exhibition is devoted to black-and-white photography, one of the strengths of the museum 's growing collection. "New Acquisitions 2009: In Black and White," on view through Feb. 21, will feature ...

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    January 4, 2010

    The art of accessorizing, 1890s-style

    The Farnsworth Art Museum will present the first gallery talk of the 2010 season in the Curator's Choice series Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. Janice Kasper, curator of the current "Elegantly Attired" exhibition, will discuss the accessories that were needed to complement a woman's dress in the late 19th century. Topics to be covered will include the language of fans, the proper etiquette for wearing jewelry, the ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Local artist in ‘A Matter of Perception’

    VSA arts of Maine has mounted the final showing of the 2009 "A Matter of Perception," an annual juried exhibition showcasing the work and creativity of Maine artists with disabilities. Waldoboro artist Jeannine Sparhawk is among the artists featured. The exhibit is on view through Feb. 27 at The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street. "A Matter of Perception 2009" demonstrates that physical, cognitive or other ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Shape note singing set

    A traditional shape note singing is held the second Monday of every month. This month's singing will run 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 in First Church Fellowship Hall, between Church and Court Streets with the entrance on Spring Street. All tunes are sung first with just the notes, then with words. Four-part unaccompanied singing dates from Colonial New England. Books ("Sacred Harp" and "Northern Harmony") are ...

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    January 4, 2010

    McNair to read at River Arts

    River Arts invites poetry lovers to its first poetry reading of 2010 Sunday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at 170 Main St. Featured will be Wesley McNair, author of nine poetry collections including 2009's "Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems." McNair has received fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright and Guggenheim Foundations; and received countless other honors including the Robert Frost Prize, the Jane ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Second Sunday contra dance

    The Rockland Contradance Second Sunday series, which began in October, continues Jan. 10 in the first-floor dance studio of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. It is presented on the second Sunday of each month at 3:30 p.m. The series is organized by Jim Birch and Hope Hoffman. They try to feature traditional music and dances presented in a relaxed format; in other words, the afternoon ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Trekkapalooza rescheduled

    Trekkers' fifth annual Trekkapalooza concert did not take place Jan. 2 due to the New Year's snowstorm. It has been rescheduled for May 29, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Ticketholders may use their tickets then or bring them to the Trekkers office for a refund. Trekkapalooza showcases a diverse and talented set of Maine-based acts in an energizing and fun Battle of ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Boar’s Head and Yule Log Fest caps season

    The fifth annual Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9 and 10, at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Performance times are 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each of the hour-long performances is preceded by Renaissance entertainment for the arriving audience, beginning 30 minutes before the show. The audience is invited to enjoy refreshments at the gala in the Fellowship ...

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