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    January 7, 2010

    Vanden Brink shares ‘Ruin’

    The 2010 series of programs presented by Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library will begin Saturday, Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. with renowned architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink of Camden. Vanden Brink began his career in photography in Nebraska more than 30 years ago. He moved to Maine in 1978, at which time he began to specialize in architectural photography. With a large format view camera and using ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Page turns brush on Camden

    New paintings by Colin Page will be featured at the Camden Public Library from Saturday, Jan. 9 through Saturday, Jan. 30. The show, titled "Camden," is for three weeks only and will feature works Page has painted on site in Camden. The public is invited to a reception for the artist Saturday, Jan. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the downtown library. Page will open the reception with an art talk on his work. The show ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Rockport library offers ATC Club

    The Rockport Public Library will host a monthly ATC Club, open to all ages, beginning Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. ATCs — Artists Trading Cards - are small works of art meant to be swapped and shared, but not sold, and are the size of a baseball card. January's ATC technique will have participants discovering new ideas from old book pages. Other techniques will be demonstrated throughout the year by local ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Boege, Clarke play Novel Jazz

    This month marks the beginning of the sixth year of Novel Jazz Septet concerts at the downtown Skidompha Public Library. The next evening of live jazz will be Thursday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Skidompha's Novel Jazz evenings began with the observation that lovers of books often are lovers of jazz. Moreover, the superb acoustics of Skidompha's atrium, plus its in-the-round seating, make it a great place to ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Trekkapalooza ticket refunds

    Trekkapalooza, Trekkers' annual battle of the bands, was snowed out Jan. 2 and has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 29. Those holding tickets for the original event have two choices: hold on to them and use them Memorial Day weekend; or get  a refund at the Trekkers office. The Trekkers occupy space generously donated by the Strong Agency in the same building that houses the Department of Motor Vehicles on ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Free intro to children’s theater class

    The new children's acting class recently announced by Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., has been rescheduled and will start with a free introductory session Wednesday, Jan. 20. This first class, running from 3:30 to 5 p.m., will be free and parents are invited to sit in. To reserve a place, call 594-6490. The program will include acting basics and skills learned via theater exercises,...

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    January 7, 2010

    GVHS grad heads theater farm collaborative

    Thomaston native and Georges Valley High School graduate Jennie Hahn is leading a community-based theater project titled "Of Farms and Fables," which, is gearing up for the next growing season. The three-year project involves extensive collaboration between performers, farmers and farm workers and will culminate with an outdoor performance in summer 2011. Wm. H. Jordan Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Kay-Ben Farm in ...

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    January 7, 2010

    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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    January 6, 2010

    Celtic dance tunes at Billy’s

    The Napper Tandies featuring Randy Billings, Matt Smith and Chris Brinn will sing and playing traditional Irish songs and ballads, plus sea chanteys and the odd Cornish song, Saturday, Jan. 16 beginning 7:30 p.m. at Billy's Tavern, behind the business block. Portland's most popular Irish band promises to get people up and dancing. Its Midcoast component, Waldo County's Chris Brinn, has performed this music for ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Road warriors start up Monday blues

    The Monday Night Blues series re-starts in earnest Jan. 18 with the Zack Pomerleau Blues Band at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. The young band from Lewiston will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Later this month, the Zack Pomerleau Blues Band is headed to Tennessee to represent Maine in the International Blues Challenge, having won the Road to Memphis competition's band category. Admission is $5, which will benefit the ...

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