Summertime 2018

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MAY

12 - Anais Mitchell - Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. 7:30-9 p.m. Box office: 442-8455. www.chocolatechurcharts.org

13 - Mother's Day - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Moms admitted free all day! 132 Botanical Gardens Rd., Boothbay. 633-4333. www.mainegardens.org

13 - Kevin Kiley & Friends – A Mother’s Day concert. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 3 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

18 - Schooner Fare - Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. 7:30-9 p.m. Box office: 442-8455. www.chocolatechurcharts.org

26 - Rodney Crowell Trio - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

26-28   - Maine Days- Free admission for all Maine residents at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Simply present your Maine driver's license or state ID. 132 Botanical Gardens Dr., Boothbay. 633-4333. www.mainegardens.org

JUNE

1 - The Kruger Brothers - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

1-3, 8-10  - “Macbeth” - Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Shows: Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Box office: 442-8455. www.chocolatechurcharts.org

2 - Spring Auto Tour - Classic, antique or special interest car and start the season with an epic excursion through Midcoast Maine. 9 a.m. start. Owl's Head Transportation Museum. 207-594-4418. 117 Museum St., Owl's Head. http://owlshead.org/events

3 - Rescue Day at the Railway – Boothbay Railway Village, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Activities designed specifically for families and opportunities to meet potential new companions. Games and activities just for kids: popular barrel train ride, fly ball and dog training demos, vendors of locally made pet products, adoptable dogs and puppies from many area rescue groups, and much more. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. http://railwayvillage.org. 633-4727.

6-23  - “Million Dollar Quartet” - Maine State Music Theater, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College Campus, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Box office: 207-725-8789

9 - Hops in the Hangar – New Craft Brewing event with aviation show. 3-6 p.m. Owl's Head Transportation Museum. 207-594-4418. 117 Museum St., Owl's Head. http://owlshead.org/events

9  - Ellis Paul - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

16  - Lobster Boat Races - The racing season kicks off in Boothbay Harbor. 10 a.m. No rain date. Best viewing on Atlantic Avenue – Boothbay Harbor Lobster Wharf, Brown's Wharf Inn, Fishermen’s Memorial Park – and Dept. of Marine Resources on McKown Point Road, W. Boothbay Harbor. 

23  - Pirate Rendezvous and Seafarers' Celebration - Events include a kid pirate crew taking over Damariscotta, other piratical activities; music, educational presentations focused on the Damariscotta River. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, June 24 at Schooner Landing Restaurant, 40 Main St. FMI: Greg Latimer, 207-380-9912 or greglatimer@yahoo.com

23  - Newberry & Verch - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

24-30  - 56th Annual Windjammer Days Festival- Visiting schooners, antique boat parade, waterfront concerts, children's activities, street parade, fireworks, tug across the harbor, art show with live demos, more! For more details: visit www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org.

24  - Blessing of the Fishing Fleet - 1:30 p.m. in the inner harbor, Fishermen's Memorial Park, Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor

25 - Windjammer’s Got Talent - 6 p.m. Talent show for up to 15 girls AND boys competing for the titles of Miss Windjammer and King of the Harbor! Boothbay Region YMCA, 261 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

26 - Author Talk with Bruce Robert Coffin – Retired police officer turned fiction author. Works include the Detective Byron mystery series, “Among the Shadows” and “Beneath the Depths.” 7 p.m. Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd., Southport. FMI: 633-2741.

June 26 - July 14   - Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” - Maine State Music Theater show, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College Campus, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Box office: 725-8789

27 - Windjammer Days Street Parade - 4 p.m. Parade route begins at the high school on Route 27/Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

27 - The Great Race Pit Stop – This year only: over 100 race teams competing in this nationally renowned antique road rally. Owl's Head Transportation Museum. 207-594-4418. 117 Museum St., Owl's Head. http://owlshead.org/events

27 - Windjammer Days FIREWORKS! - 9:15 p.m.

29 - July 4  -  Bath Heritage Days - Parades, music, craft show, road races, carnival, firemen's muster, kid craft day and antique car show. http://bathheritagedays.com

29 - Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Trio - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., 7:30 p.m. Box office: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

29, 30  - “Down Along the Cove” - An original Heartwood Theater Company production; Parker B. Poe Theater, 81 Academy Hill Rd., Newcastle. Box office: 207-563-1373. www.heartwoodtheater.org

30  - Rocky Coast 5k and 10k Road Races - Also a one-mile Bunny Run & Walk. 8 a.m. Boothbay Region YMCA, Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: the Y at 633-2855. www.windjammerdays.org

30  - 66th Strawberry Festival - at St. Philip’s Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Strawberry shortcakes withreal whipped cream; locally made ice cream, hot dogs, bake sale, noon pie auction; crafts, plants, entertainment, silent auction, Bargain basement. FMI: 882-7184

30 - Windjammer Days Tug of War Across the Harbor - 5 p.m. around the footbridge area.

30  - Lighted Boat Parade - The final event of the 56th Annual Windjammer Days Festival. 9 p.m. Inner harbor. Downtown Boothbay Harbor.

JULY

1-4  - Bath Heritage Days - Parades, music, craft show, road races, carnival, firemen's muster, kid craft day and antique car show. http://bathheritagedays.com.

6, 7  - “Down Along the Cove” - An original Heartwood Theater Company production; Parker B. Poe Theater, 81 Academy Hill Rd., Newcastle. Box office: 207-563-1373. www.heartwoodtheater.org

4  - Southport Fourth of July Parade - Parade begins at 8 a.m. at the Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd., Southport, FMI: Medea – 350-9142.

4  - Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Chicken BBQ - Boothbay Common, Route 27. Food, music, crafts and games organized by the Boothbay Civic Association. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4  - The Hallowell Community Band Concert - Celebrating the Fourth at the Waterfront Park, Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Get patriotic before the fireworks display!

4  - Fourth of July Fireworks - 9 p.m. Best viewing: the Footbridge, Waterfront Park, Fishermen's Memorial Park, Department of Marine Resources, and on the water!

6   - Book Signing  & Art Exhibit: Susan Schadler’s book, “Come Walk In The Fynbos With Me.” A beautiful visual stroll through the worlds tiniest and most prolific Floral Kingdom -the Fynbos; a sweet poetic story illustrated by Lynne and John M.T. Seitzer. Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. 4 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. 633-3112 or 633-7025.

7  - Antique Engine Meet - Boothbay Railway Village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antique engines – gas, steam, diesel - and other early mechanical devises. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org.

7  - 13th Annual Orne’s Candy Rock Skipping Contest - By the Footbridge. Registration begins at 10 a.m., “skipping” at 11. To pre-register and for more information: 633-2695; or pre-register at Orne's Candy Store, 11 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. This year’s event a benefit for The Community Center.

7  - Ice Cream Social - Steam train rides from Sheepscot station to Alna Center Station. Locally made ice cream. Music, kite flying, old-fashioned games. Noon to 3 p.m. Rain date July 8. Waterville, Wiscasset & Farmington Railway, 97 Cross Rd., Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org.

7  -  The Subdudes - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., 7:30 p.m. Box office: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com.

7, 8   - Wizard of Odds Open House – In historic Head Tide Village. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Antiques and collectibles 20 percent off; food; music at 1 p.m. harp one day, lute the next. 45 Head Tide Rd., Alna. FMI: 633-7423.

7, 8  - All American, Muscle & Custom Cruise In – 9: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owl's Head Transportation Museum. 207-594-4418. 117 Museum St., Owl's Head. http://owlshead.org/events

11 - Yes Darling - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

13 - Molly Tuttle - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

14 - Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair – The 14th annual, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 35-plus of Maine's best authors. Readings, author talks. Buy new titles! 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

14 - 13th Annual Rubber Ducky River Race – Start at high noon (depending on the tide). Best viewing from the Newcastle-Damariscotta bridge. Pemaquid Watershed Association: 207-563-2196.

14, 15  - North Atlantic Blues Festival - 275 Main St., Public Landing, Rockland. FMI/tickets: 207-691-2248 and www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

16  - Hendrick's Hill Museum 30th Anniversary Celebration! - A presentation at 7 p.m. will trace the museum's history from its earliest beginnings. Refreshments will be served. Southport Town Hall, 361 Hendricks Hill Rd, Southport. FMI on other celebration events: www.southportmainehistory.com or call Cathy Messmer at 1-201-323-3111.

17  - DaPonte String Quartet - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

18  - Country Fair & Lobster Roll Luncheon – Southport Methodist Church, 372 Hendricks Hill Rd./Route 27S. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Silent auction, cookie walk, books … and more! FMI: 633-5144

18  - Family Fun Day - Carriage Parade: for dolls and real live babies, kid carnival and more. Parade will end at Southport Central School (on Route 27), location of the carnival. Southport Island. For details, call Medea at 207-350-9142.

18 – Aug. 4 - “Saturday Night Fever” - Maine State Music Theater show, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College Campus, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Box office: 207-725-8789.

19  - Bumper Jacksons - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

20  - “The Sea Around Us” - The annual Home and Garden Tour: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A self-guided tour of homes and gardens of distinction. There is a limited number of tickets, $30 in advance, $35 day of tour. Available at Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce (633-2353), 192 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor on May 15. FMI: Boothbay Region Garden Club members: Pat – 633-7405, Irene 633-5052 or visit www. boothbayregiongardenclub.org

20, 21   - Christmas in July Fair local Maine artisans share their wares for the very early bird shopper! Tables set up throughout the Southport Memorial Library showcasing one of a kind finds, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash, credit or checks accepted. 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd., Southport. FMI: 633-2741

20, 21   - “The Secret Garden” - Heartwood Theater Company production; Parker B. Poe Theater, 81 Academy Hill Rd., Newcastle. Box office: 207-563-1373. www.heartwoodtheater.org

21 - Chanticleer -Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

21  - Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Fest - Visit craft beer brewers' tables around the Village. Take a steam train ride. Outdoor car show. Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay. Noon – 4 p.m. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

21, 22   - 54th Annual Antique Auto Days - At Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay. Over 50 visiting antique cars are on display. Antique car parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor Sunday, July 16. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

21, 22   - Antique Truck & Tractor Show-  Owl's Head Transportation Museum. 117 Museum St., Owl's Head. 207-594-4418. http://owlshead.org/events

22 - Jazz Service – Featuring Barney Balch & Friends, 10 a.m. Congregational Church, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

22  - Maine Open Farm Day - Visit www. maine.gov for a list of participating farms. In Boothbay: Lyric Meadow Farm, 107 Dover Rd., Boothbay, 350-1969; on Southport Island: Cape Newagen Alpaca Farm, 1020 Hendricks Hill Rd., 633-0416.

24 - Author Talk with Kate Braestrup - A community minister, chaplain for law enforcement, and author of the New York Times memoir “Here If You Need Me.” 7 p.m. Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd., Southport. 633-2741

24-26 - American Folk Festival- Bangor waterfront – 85 Texas Ave. FMI & tickets: 207-262-7765. www.americanfolkfestival.com

25 - The Autumn Defense – John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., 7:30 p.m. Box office: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

25-28  - “The Secret Garden” - Heartwood Theater Company production; Parker B. Poe Theater, 81 Academy Hill Rd., Newcastle. Box office: 207-563-1373. www.heartwoodtheater.org

26 - Tim Sample - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., 7:30 p.m. Box office: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

28 - 9th Annual Lobster Roll 5K - Race time is 8 a.m. for adults. Children's Lobster Dash follows the 5K. Registration information and more at www.lobsterroll5k.weebly.com

28  - Two Salty Dog Pet Outfitters’ 6th Annual Mutt Scrub - Mutt scrubbing, nail trimming, doggie musical chairs, doggie talent show. $1,000's in great raffle prizes. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 22 McKown St., Boothbay Harbor. Lincoln County Animal Shelter benefit. Rain date: July 29. 633-7387. www.MuttScrub.org

28   - Summerfest - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Wiscasset Common. Music: a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air. Crafts and yard sale items, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products and toys for sale. The Uncommon Café serves burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Children’s events and the annual dog show and parade. Proceeds are distributed to local charities.

28 - Evening Concert Performer TBD. 6 p.m. Waterville, Wiscasset & Farmington Railway, 97 Cross Rd., Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

28 - Hot Club of Cowtown - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

AUGUST

2   - Arsentiy Kharitonov - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

3  - 91st Annual Book and Bake Sale - Gently used books in all genres: fiction, non fiction, mystery; and children’s selections. Maine baked goods to please the palate. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd., Southport. FMI: 633-2741.

3  - Lonely Heartstring Band - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

4  - Annual Rotary Auction - on the Boothbay Common, OR THE BRHS GYM Route 27, Boothbay, 8 a.m. The annual extravaganza features a silent and live auction with everything from teaspoons to boats.

4  - Railfan Day - Inspection car, railbus, and steam train rides. See rare demonstrations of our velocipede, speeder, hand car, more. A celebration of everything railroad at Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

4, 5 -  Southport Yacht Club Arts & Crafts Show - Crafts and other items in the Clubhouse and Junior Building at 38 Cosy Harbor Rd., Southport. Both days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 633-2117.

4, 5   - Wings & Wheels Spectacular - Owl's Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head. 207-594-4418. www.owlshead.org

8  - Frollein Sax - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

8-25  - “Singin’ in the Rain” - Maine State Music Theater show, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College Campus, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Box office: 207-725-8789

9  - The Weight Band - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

10-12  - Arts & Yachts Exhibition & Sale - Hodgdon Yacht Services, 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport Island. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: 633-3913

11 - YMCA RowgattaStart time: 8:30 a.m. for this 9-12-mile trip for canoes, kayaks or rowboats. Launch location TBA. FMI: Abby Jones: ajones@brymca.org or 633-2855

11 - Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail - The inaugural celebration of this new year-round exhibit, 5-8 p.m. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. FMI: Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce: 633-2353

11  -  Boothbay Sea and Science Center Jazz Concert – Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m., concert 6:30-10 p.m,, The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor (formerly Boothbay Harbor Shipyard), in Yellow Shed #5, 120 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: Pauline: 207-350-5357. boothbayseaandsciencecenter.org.

11 - Kevin Kiley & Friends - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

11, 12  - Maine Stone Workers Weekend – Maine Stone Workers Guild members demonstrate techniques working on personal projects, showing finished sculptures and talking with visitors about this amazing part of Maine’s heritage. Some works for sale. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

11  - Annual Blueberry Festival - St. Columba's Episcopal Church featuring a blueberry pancake breakfast and food sale (8-10 a.m. - or until the food runs out), and silent auction (8-11 a.m.). 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor. Contact: Leslie at 207-441-2512

11, 12  - Olde Bristol Days - Jazz, BBQ’s, games, lobster boat races, a parade and fireworks at Colonial Pemaquid/Fort William Henry, Pemaquid Beach and other locations. Most of the events occur on the these dates. Full schuedule at: www.oldebristoldays.org

14  - Della Mae – Nashville-based string band. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

14-26  - “Nunsense” - Maine State Music Theater/Portland Stage Company production; 25A Forest Ave., Portland. Tickets/info: boxoffice@portlandstage.org and 207-774-0465

15  - Evening Social at Hendricks Head Light – A benefit for the Burnt Island Lighthouse Restoration Fund. 4-7 p.m. Historical presentation, tour of keeper’s dwelling and lighthouse, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Lighthouse memorabilia sale, raffle, door prizes. Reservations required, visit www. keepersofburntislandlight.com

15  -  The DaPonte String Quartet - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

16 - Thornetta Davis - “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues.” Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

17 - Rob Torres - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

17 - Lincoln Arts Festival Chorus concert – Conducted by Linda Blanchard, accompanist Sean Fleming. 7:30 p.m. Congregational Church, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI & tickets: 633-3913.

17, 18 - 41st Annual New England Auto Auction - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owl's Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head. 207-594-4418. www.owlshead.org 

18 - Southport Fireman's Auction - Southport Fire Station, Route 27, Southport. Saturday, Aug. 22. Flea market opens 6 a.m., miscellaneous items in the garden at 7 a.m., auction at 9 a.m.

19  - Lincoln Arts Festival Chorus concert – Conducted by Linda Blanchard, accompanist Sean Fleming. 7:30 p.m. Congregational Church, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI and tickets: 633-3913

21  - Author Talk with Lea Wait - Edgecomb-based author of historical novels and mysteries, many set in Maine. Wait’s “Antique Print Mystery Series” and “Mainely Needlepoint Series” are written for adults. She also writes historical and contemporary books for children 7 and up. 7 p.m. Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd. Southport. FMI: 633-2741

23 - Bob Milne - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 and www.boothbayoperahouse.com

25  - Ice Cream Social - Steam train rides from Sheepscot station to Alna Center Station. Locally made ice cream. Music, kite flying, old-fashioned games. Noon to 3 p.m. Rain date July 8. Waterville, Wiscasset & Farmington Railway, 97 Cross Rd., Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

25 -  Seth Glier - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

25  - Evening Concert – Performer TBD. 6 p.m. Waterville, Wiscasset & Farmington Railway, 97 Cross Rd., Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

31  - 6th Annual Harbor Fest - This 10-day festival features unique and vibrant events that celebrate our local lifestyle and heritage. New this year: The East Side Vibe; Live music, all genres; 5k & Half Marathon, wellness retreat, A Stroke of Art, Photographer's Retreat, Ware It's At, Fishin' For Fashion, Restaurant Week. For details/full schedule: www.boothbayharborfest.com, Lori: 207-671-7676 or bbharborfest@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 

Claw Down Date to be announced. 7th Annual Chef’s Lobster Bite Competition. Attendees taste and compare entries to determine which is the “People's Choice.” 6-9 p.m., Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport.

1-9 - 6th Annual Harbor Fest - 10-day festival features unique and vibrant events that celebrate our local lifestyle and heritage. Full details at boothbayharborfest.com or contact Lori: 207-671-7676 and at bbharborfest@gmail.com

1, 2 - Vintage Motorcycle Festival - Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Indian, Ducati ... more! Owl's Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head. 207-594-4418. www.owlshead.org

3 - John Doyle - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com.

8 - Annual Poetry Workshop - Guest poet TBA. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor. Sponsored by Lincoln Arts. FMI: 633-3913.

8 - 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. Full list of participating lighthouse destinations at www.lighthousefoundation.org

8 - Evening Concert - Performer TBD. 6 p.m. Waterville, Wiscasset & Farmington Railway, 97 Cross Rd., Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

14 - Peppino D’Agostino - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com.

15, 16  - Foreign Auto Festival - Owl's Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head. 207-594-4418. www.owlshead.org.

21-23 - 27th Annual Boothbay Charities Classic - A golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics Maine. Golf with sports celebrities at Boothbay Harbor Country Club; lobster bake, auctions of sports memoribilia: Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay. FMI: Brenda - 633-5149.

22  - Coig - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

29  - WW&F Railway Museum Fall FestivalTake the train to our Alna Center stop and you and your family will discover a world filled with kids’ games, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, Model AA truck hayride. Bluegrass music.Handcar rides. Model T rail car rides.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids 3 and under - free. Evening Moonlight Train at 6 p.m.

29  - The Contenders - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com

29, 30  - Family Harvest Days – Boothbay Railway Village. An old-fashioned, family-friendly festival. Traditional cooking demonstrations and tastings, farm animals, butter churning, antique tractors, a pumpkin hayride and more. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

30 - Pemaquid Oyster Festival - From noon to dusk: music, educational exhibits, boat rides, and lots of oysters harvested fresh from the Damariscotta River that morning. (There is also a menu with lots of choices other than oysters!) Free event. On the shore of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina, 40 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912

OCTOBER

1-7 - Pumpkinfest - for full schedule of events: www.mainepumpkinfest.com

6 - Eileen Ivers - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

6-8 - 51st Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Boothbay Railway Village. Large craft fair, live music, pumpkin carving contests, giant pumpkin carving, fair food, more than 100 artists and makers, children’s activity corner. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Rte. 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

13 - Oktoberfest – Wiscasset’s First Congregational Church. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The best German bratwurst and sauerkraut are on the menu as well as hot dogs, chips and soda. Bake sale table with breads to pies. Pumpkin decorating for the kids; yard sale items; crafts, mittens, hats; and the church cookbook, more.

20-31 - Hike the Halloween Story Trail. Follow the illustrated signs along the trail as they tell a tale to get you in the Halloween spirit. This easy 1 mile walk can be completed at your own pace and on your own time. Suitable for children of all ages. Starts at trail head and you will see the start of the Halloween Story Trail. Free. No advance registration. Find out where the trail is and other info by contact ing Environmental Educator Tracey Hall at thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.

26, 27  - Ghost Train- BOOthbay Railway Village. Ride the steam train under magical moonlight … and creepy candlelight illuminating witches, ghouls, vampires and more ... 633-4727. 586 Wiscasset Rd./Rte 27. http://railwayvillage.org

Oct. 31 – Nightmare on Federal Street – Halloween parade, costume party, live music. Federal Street, Wiscasset. 

NOVEMBER

3 - Devonsquare -  Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

10  - Suzy Bogguss - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159. www.boothbayoperahouse.com

24-30 - Gardens Aglow - The holiday lights of the season. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is transformed into a magical winter wonderland through through Dec. 31, Thursday – Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Tickets available online: www.mainegardens.org

30  - Festival of Trees – The magical holiday forest returns! Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Holiday shops, silent auction (of the trees!), raffle. A BRGC event. www.boothbayregiongardenclub.org

DECEMBER 

1 - Harbor Lights Festival - Santa, Mrs. Claus & 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 the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce for more info: 633-2353.

1, 2 - Festival of Trees – The magical holiday forest returns! Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. See Nov. 30 listing for details.

1-31 - Gardens Aglow - The holiday lights highlight of the season. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is transformed into a magical winter wonderland lit by 350,000 lights – through Dec. 31. www.mainegardens.org

8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23  - The North Pole Express - Boothbay Railway Village fires up the steam train for a holiday ride, the North Pole Express. Great family outing! Treats! 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay. Departure times/details: https://railwayvillage.org

 8, 15 and 22 - Candlelight & Cocktails on the Rails – Refreshments, a 15-minute steam train ride, a short Model T ride (weather permitting) and visits to the Museum exhibits. Follow a guide to our exhibits - enjoy pairings of vintage cocktails and tastings. Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd./Route 27, Boothbay.

14  - The Dough Ball Preview Party - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. The preview party for the Gingerbread Spectacular. Gingerbread winners announced! 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159 www.boothbayoperahouse.com.

15, 16  - Gingerbread Spectacular - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. See gingerbreads! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Music. Bake sale. Free admittance. www.boothbayoperahouse.com.

Men's NightDate to be announced. 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!

22 - Victorian Christmas - Free train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides (sleigh if there’s snow), visit from Santa, cookies! 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Friday Night Outdoor Movies

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library - At 8 p.m. on Fridays in July and Aug. (1st four weeks only) watch family-friendly films on the library lawn, 4 Oak St. Free popcorn and lemonade. Bring blankets, pillows and chairs. Weather permitting! FMI: 633-3112

Year Round Club Meetings

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

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

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

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

American Legion Breakfast

Industrial Park Road, Boothbay

FMI: 633-0617

All you can eat every other Sunday, 7-9 a.m. ~ $8/adults, $3/youth grades K-12, kids under age 5 eat free!

On the menu:

Blueberry and plain pancakes, eggs – scrambled and any style requested, sausage, bacon, Belgian waffles, French toast, home fries, baked beans, toast, orange juice, coffee, tea, milk. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Boothbay Region Land Trust Hikes and Programs

Call 633-4818  for directions to preserves and further information or visit the website ...

Babes in the Woods (10-11 a.m.), Wednesday – May 2, June 6, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5

Parents and caregivers: bring your babies, toddlers and older siblings (ages 2-5) on a hike with the Boothbay Region Land Trust. This slow-paced, short distance walk focuses on discovery and observation of the natural world. Special emphasis is made on sensory exploration of ecological themes. Free event that includes a healthy snack. Bring water and sun protection. Wear clothing that can get muddy. Group meets in the trail-head parking lot.

~ ARTS & CRAFTS SHOWS ~

 

 Boothbay Region Arts & Crafts

Boothbay Common / Route 27, Boothbay

 Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Always dog friendly!

Dates: Memorial Day – May 26 & 27; June: 23 & 24; July: 1-4, 21 & 22; August: 11 & 12, 25 & 26; Labor Day: Sept. 1-3; Fall show: Sept. 22 & 23; Harbor Lights show: Dec. 1 (at the Boothbay Harbor Fire Station, 11 Howard St.)

Boothbay Region Crafters

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

4 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor

Tuesdays & Saturdays

June: 16, 27, 30; July: 3, 7,1 0, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31; August: 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28; September: 1, 4, 8, 15, 22, 29. 

Harbor Arts Crafts Guild

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

4 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor

Wednesdays: June: 27; July: 4, 11, 18, 25; August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September: 4, and Friday, the 14th.

132 Botanical Gardens Drive (off Barters Island Road), Boothbay

Call * 633-4333  for more information or visit the website for more programming details!

Fairy Fridays: In July and August in the Children’s Garden. Free with admission. Fairy dancing, fairy yoga, arts and crafts and more fairy fun. Fairy attire encourged! 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Butterfly House: New for 2018! Every day beginning June 1. See butterflies in all stages of life in this 2,100 square foot building. 

Farmer's Markets!!

Boothbay

Boothbay Common, Route 27: Thursdays - 9 a.m. to noon, May 10 - Oct. 4

Damariscotta

At DRA, Belvedere Road: Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon, May 11 - Oct. 5

AND

At Rising Tide, 323 Main St.: June through Sept., Mondays, 3 to 6 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon.

Fourth of July concert

Whale Park, Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor

Throughout the summer ...

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library lawn

4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor

10 weeks on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m, - July 5 through Sept. 6

45 minute concerts

Bring lawn chairs  and/or blankets!

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