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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 ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    VSA arts calls for student plays

    VSA arts seeks submissions for the Playwright Discovery Program, which invites middle and high school students to write a one-act play about disability. The program encourages students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others and express their views through the art of playwriting. The selected play will be professionally produced at the ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Heartwood offers ‘Enemy of the People’

    Heartwood Regional Theater Company continues what has become a popular annual tradition of presenting a dramatic play during the month of January with a production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People." Sponsored by Cheney Insurance Agency and Newcastle Square Realty, this play will open Friday, Jan. 15 and will run for nine performances through Sunday, Jan. 31. Heartwood will once again transform the atrium ...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Camden Hills preps Winter Concert

    The Camden Hills Regional High School Band, directed by Nancy Rowe, will hold its annual Winter Concert Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of the school, Route 90. Groups to be featured include the Concert, Symphonic and Jazz bands. The ensembles will perform a wide variety of repertoire including holiday favorites such as "Auld Lang Syne," "I Saw Three Ships" and "Bashana Haba 'ah." The CHRHS ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Midcoast poets on ‘Writers Forum’

    Belfast poets Karin Spitfire and Barbara Maria will read from their own work before discussing writing in general on "Writers Forum," a monthly feature on Community Radio Station WERU, Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. Spitfire is the author of a full-length book of poetry, "Standing with Trees," and a chapbook, "Wild Caught." She is a past Poet Laureate of Belfast and has published poems in anthologies and journals,...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST Annual small works group show, Perimeter Gallery in Chase's Daily, 96 Main St. Through mid-January. "Cast and Found: the Art of Wooden Foundry Patterns, circa 1900" exhibit of industrial design, in Clifford Gallery (through Feb. 26); "Empty Walls and Windows," work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through ...

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