2021 Summertime calendar

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 4:00pm

Summertime 2021

All events subject to change – particularly this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call the FMI numbers (Maine area code 207) included in the calendar listings, for current information.

Check the calendar of events on the Boothbay Register website Summertime tab and in the latest issue of the Boothbay Register/Wiscasset Newspaper while you are here.

Seating at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.: 50-person maximum. All seats reserved at tables, physically spaced. Tickets/reservations, box office: 633-5159. No tickets online.

JUNE

10 Andrew Sords Dueling Divas – Limited seating – Violinists Andrew Sords and Mari Sato, with pianist Daniel Overly at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Advance tickets $25 only through the Opera House box office or call 633-5159. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music at 7.

12 – Seth Warner – Limited seating. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music at 7.

13 – Ellis Paul, Seth Glier & Vance Gilbert Limited seating. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music at 7.

19 – First Commodore Cup Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. All sailboat classes welcome. Races begin at 1:30. FMI/registration: www.bhyc.net/racing-and-regattas

20 – Father’s Day Train – Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. Dads ride free with the kids! FMI: https://railwayvillage.org

22 – Gaelic Storm – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

25-27 - Tall Ships Festival - Deck tours. FMI: www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org

26 – Jim Brickman – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

27 – Fun Sail – Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. All sailboats less than 30 feet welcome! 1 p.m. start at the USCG buoy east of the BHYC mooring field and sail to Tumbler Island Buoy (R8), then to the inner harbor green buoy (G9) and back to CG buoy-3X. FMI: https://www.bhyc.net

27 – July 3 – Windjammer Days – FMI: www.boothbayharborwindjammersdays.org

JULY

1-3 – Windjammer Days – FMI: www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org

2 – Red, White & Blue Picnic – St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor.

3 – Classic Boat Race – For boats of all classes but special prizes for older classic boats. A pursuit start in the outer harbor. FMI: www.bhyc.net/racing-and-regattas

3, 4 –  Olde Village Days – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. Celebrating “the way it was” just in time for the Fourth! FMI: https://railwayvillage.org

4 - Southport Fourth of July ParadeTENTATIVE - Parade begins at 8 a.m. at Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Road. Includes a Carriage Parade for dolls and real live babies; kid carnival. Parade ends at Southport Central School (on Route 27), location of the carnival. FMI: Medea -350-9142.

8 – Susan Werner – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

10 – Books in Boothbay – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet Maine authors, buy new books and have them autographed. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. FMI: https://railwayvillage.org

11 – ’Round Southport Race – For boats of all sizes, often drawing 20 or more boats. Southport Yacht Club and Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club shared sailing event. Pursuit-style start 11 a.m. from Ebenecook to Tumbler Island. FMI: www.bhyc.net/racing-and-regattas

15 – Southport UMC Country Fair – At publication time, plans for the Country Fair were uncertain. The hope is to offer a modified version of the Fair. Times to be determined. Southport Methodist Church, 372 Hendricks Hill Road/Route 27. Southport Town Hall across the street! Watch for updates in the Boothbay Register.

15 – Matt Nakoa – Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

16 – Alison Brown – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

17 – Antique Auto Day: Sock Hop (with Murky Waters Band), Soda Pops & Whistle Stops – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. FMI: https://railwayvillage.org

18 – Jazz Church Service – 9:30 a.m. at Barrett’s Park, Lobster Cove Road. Boothbay Harbor Featuring Barney Balch & Friends. Annual gathering of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. If weather is uncooperative, service will be at the church, 125 Townsend Ave. - seating restrictions/masks. FMI: lincolnartsfestivalbbh@gmail.com or call the church at 633-4757.

24Summerfest – On the Wiscasset Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts; yard sale items; treasures, jewelry, plants, baked goods, and toys. Live music. Lunch from the Uncommon Cafe. Children's events/activities. Dog show. FMI: church office – 882-7544; fccw@myfairpoint.net, or visit uccwiscasset.org

24, 25 – 47th Annual Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta –  Combining the new Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge with the traditional large PHRF and One Design fleets will make for an exciting experience. July 24 – Racing starts at 11:30 a.m. in outer Boothbay; evening party and reception at Boothbay Shipyard. July 25: Racing begins at 12 p.m., outer Boothbay. Awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. or after the racing ends, at BHYC. Registration and more information at www.Regattaman.com

30 – Ramblin Jack Elliott7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

31 – Second Commodore Cup – Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club sailing event. All classes welcome. 1:30 p.m. start in the outer harbor. FMI: www.bhyc.net/racing-and-regattas

31- 9th annual Mutt ScrubTENTATIVE – Join in the fun with Two Salty Dog Pet Outfitters for mutt scrubbing, nail trimming, doggie musical chairs, and the talent show. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 22 McKown St., Boothbay Harbor. Rain date: Sunday, Aug. 1. FMI: 633-7387 and www.MuttScrub.org for updates.

31- David Bromberg Quartet - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

AUGUST

2 – Cecilia – Turmel & Leahy & Schryer - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only (beginning July 1): 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

7 – Boothbay Harbor One Design Regatta - Save the date for this new regatta in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, a one-day regatta featuring class races for J/80s, J/22s, our local Boothbay Harbor One Design fleet, and more. FMI and registration: https://www.bhyc.net

7 28th annual YMCA Rowgatta 8:30 a.m. launch at Knickercane Landing, Barters Island. 8:30 am launch at Knickercane Landing. Must register by 5 p.m. Aug. 1. FMI/registration: ajones@brymca.org

12 – Cecilia - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

13 - Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale from 8 to 11 a.m. At St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor.

13 – 15 - Art Show & Sale – at Hodgdon Yacht Services, 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport. Friday/Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. FMI/updates call 633-3913 or email lincolnartsfestivalbbh@gmail.com

14 – Second Classic Boat Race – For boats of all classes but special prizes for older classic boats. A pursuit start in the outer harbor. FMI: www.bhyc.net/racing-and-regattas

14, 15 - Southport Yacht Club Arts & Crafts Show - Crafts and other items in the Clubhouse and Junior Building at 38 Cosy Harbor Road, Southport. Both days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 633-2117.

14 – Sons of Serendip - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

18 – 22 – Wiscasset SchoonerFest new event! Wiscasset Town Pier (Water Street), Town Common and downtown (Route 1). In honor of our historic schooners, Hesper and Luther Little, we invite you to spend the week exploring our coastal village and the third deepest harbor in Maine. Events include live music, Schooners-on-the-Sheepscot, food trucks, triathlon, geocaching treasure hunt, and many kids’ activities. Times TBA. FMI: www.wiscassetschoonerfest.com or peter@berkshiredesign.com

20 – John Gorka – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

21 – Boothbay Harbor Offshore One Design races - For boats of all classes. Races start at 1:30 p.m., start is in the outer harbor. FMI: www.bhyc.net/racing-and-regattas

21 – Slocan Ramblers – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

21 – Southport Fireman's Auction – Southport Fire Station, Route 27, Southport. Flea market opens 6 a.m., miscellaneous items in the garden at 7 a.m., auction at 9 a.m.

28 – Novel Jazz Septet – 7:30 p.m. presenting the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 125 Townsend Ave. Limited seating/masks required. FMI/updates: 633-6546 and lincolnartsfestival.org

SEPTEMBER

10 – Maine Open Lighthouse Day - Visit Burnt Island! One trip. Tickets and departure Pier 8, the Balmy Days Cruises booth. Tickets/information: 1-800-298-2284 or 633-2284. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other participating lighthouses at www.lighthousefoundation.org

11 – Annual Poetry Workshop – via Zoom with Carol Bahofner. Details TBA. FMI/tickets: 633-3913 and lincolnartsfestivalbbh@gmail.com

11, 12 – Boothbay Harbor Fest Vintage Market – Street food, music, lawn games, vintage clothing dress-up … more! Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Rte. 27, Boothbay. FMI: https://railwayvillage.org

16 – Skerryvore - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

18 – The Music of Dominic Garvey Lives On –  7 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

25 – Family Harvest Days – Barrel train rides, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, sack races, kernel digs, haystack climbing; Artisans: blacksmith, cider press, looming. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Rte. 27, Boothbay. FMI: https://railwayvillage.org

25 – Beppe Gembetta – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

OCTOBER

8 – Rodney Crowell – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through the box office: 633-5159.

9, 10 – Fall Foliage Festival – Hours: 10/9 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10/10 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Large craft fair, live music, pumpkin carving contests, giant pumpkin carving, fair food, more than 100 artists and makers, children’s activity corner. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

9 – Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

16 – High Tea – St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor.

20 – Altan - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

30 – Dave Bromberg Quartet - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER

6 – Early Bird Sale! – In Damariscotta and Bath. Local businesses offer holiday discounts beginning in the early morning hours. Check the special pages in the Boothbay Register/Wiscasset Newspaper the week before for specifics.

13 Early Bird Sale! – In Wiscasset. Local businesses offer holiday discounts. Check the special pages in the Boothbay Register/Wiscasset Newspaper the week before for specifics.

14 – The Small Glories – 7 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 6:30.

15-ish - Gardens Aglow – The holiday lights light up for another season. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Last year’s driving experience, held due to COVID-19, was very successful! Goes through Dec. 31. Open Thursday-Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Tickets, info: www.mainegardens.org

20 – Early Bird Sale & Pajama Party - Local business owners of the Boothbay region offer super discounts – some just in the early morning hours 6-9; others offer a flat percentage of savings all day. Check out the ads in the Boothbay Register’s Nov. 14 edition.

27 – Fire Truck Parade – Featuring decorated area trucks. Parade starts at Boothbay Common.

TBA – Christmas Tree Trains WW&F Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna. Pick a tree at the farm – it will be delivered to your car by train. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

DECEMBER

1-31 – Hike the Holiday Story Trail – Follow the illustrated signs that tell a tale along the trail at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s (BRLT) Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor. Easy one-mile loop. Suitable for children of all ages. Free. FMI: Environmental Educator Tracey Hall at thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.

1-31 – Gardens Aglow – At Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, transformed into a magical winter wonderland with 600,000 lights – through Dec. 31. Tickets, info: www.mainegardens.org

TBA – Festival of Trees The magical holiday forest returns! Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

4 – Harbor Lights Festival – Santa, Mrs. Claus and their North Pole entourage come to town. Wagon rides, lighted boat parade, visit with The Clauses, live Nativity, craft show, Festival of Trees and more. Events around downtown Boothbay Harbor. Call Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce for more info: 633-2353.

10 – A Cherish the Ladies Christmas – 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Tickets through box office only: 633-5159. Doors open at 7 p.m.

TBA – Christmas Tree Trains WW&F Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna. Pick a tree at the farm - it will be delivered to your car by train. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

TBA – Victorian Christmas Free trains, horse-drawn wagon rides (sleigh if there’s snow), visit from Santa, cookies! 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WW& F Railway, 97 Cross Road, Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

15 -- Men's Night – Local merchants offer super discounts to finish those Christmas lists – and some will even be cooking up burgers and other tasty treats on the sidewalks to keep up your strength.

1820 – Gingerbread Spectacular - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. See Gingerbreads! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Music. Bake sale. Free admittance. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

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Boothbay Region Land Trust Hikes and Programs

Call 633-4818 or visit www.bbrlt.org for event details and directions to the preserves.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Subject to change due to COVID-19. Masks required. Social distancing observed.

Boothbay Region Arts & Crafts Boothbay Common, Route 27, Boothbay. All shows Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 29 and 30, June 12 and 13, June 26 and 27, July 3 and 4, July 24 and 25, August 28 and 29, Sept. 4 and 5. Always dog-friendly! 

Harbor Arts & Crafts Guild – Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library – on the lawn, 4 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. All shows 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Wednesday, June 30 - Sept. 9. No rain dates

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Barters Island Road, Boothbay * 633-4333

Visit www.mainegardens.org for COVID-19 protocol during your visit.

                                  What’s blooming: mainegardens.org/blog/category/horticulture/whats-in-bloom

                 Weekends May through October: Town of Boothbay residents enjoy free admittance with photo ID/license 

     The first Wednesday of each month: May – October, Lincoln County residents admitted free with photo ID/license

Farmer's Markets

 FMI: www.mainefarmersmarkets.org

Boothbay – Boothbay Common, Route 27: Thursdays - 9 a.m. to noon, May 20 - Oct. 7

Damariscotta – At Round Top Farm - Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon, May 21 - Oct. 29

                                              Wiscasset – Waterfront; Wednesdays - 3-6 p.m. June - October

Year Round Club Meetings

Rotary Club – 66 Montgomery Road, Boothbay Harbor: every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Masons Seaside Lodge #144 – Route 96/Ocean Point Road, East Boothbay, 1st Monday at 6:30 p.m. (Oct. - June)

Masons Bayview Lodge #196 – Route 96/Ocean Point Road, East Boothbay, 2nd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (Aug. - May)

Lions Club – 12 Lakeview Road, Boothbay Harbor: 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - June)

American Legion breakfast

25 Industrial Park Road (off Route 27), Boothbay

June 13 & 27;  July 11 & 25;

Aug. 8 & 22;  Sept. 5 & 19;  Oct. 10 & 24;  Nov. 7

All you can eat from 7 to 9 a.m.  Blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs (or any style requested), corned beef hash, sausage, bacon, Belgian waffles, French toast, home fries, baked beans, cereal, toast, orange juice, coffee, tea, milk. $8/adults; school-age youth/$3; children 5 and under eat free. FMI: 633-0617 and Facebook