2012-01-18 / Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Wed/18

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Lego League, for ages 7 and older, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; ages 6 and older; bring own Legos and snack; led by Matt Boyle; 443-5141 x17.

Performances

  • Celebration of Scotland’s Poet Robert Burns — concert of music and lore featuring Castlebay, 8 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland; $8; concert followed by traditional Celtic session; 774-4111 or www.castlebay.net.

Public Meals

  • Breakfast cafe, noon-1 p.m., Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, 800 High St.; 3-course meal and beverage, $7; operated by culinary arts students; reservations 443-8257 or CulinaryCafe@RSU1.org.
  • Common Table, conversation and free meal, 5-6 p.m., Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Richmond; Jodi 737-4615.

Talks-Workshops

  • HIV AIDS: A Modern Plague, by Dr. James Carter, part of Midcoast Senior College Winter Wisdom Series, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; free.
  • Promote Global Worming, by “The Worm Wiz,” Brett Thompson, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x12 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Solar for the homeowner, presented by ReVision Energy, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive; www.FreeportLibrary.com.
  • The Art of Frank Vining Smith: Maritime Painting in the 20th Century, by James Craig, 7 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, Bath; $7, $5 members; 443-1316 x323.

Thu/19

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Guided Beaver Park Morning Walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.
  • Brunswick Downtown Association annual meeting, 7:15-9 a.m., Daggett Lounge, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; program: “Back to Business: Successful Strategies for the New Year”; 729-4439 or www.BrunswickDowntown.org.
  • Thursday hikers: Beaver Park, Lisbon Falls; meet 8:45 a.m. at Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham; snowshoe or cross-country ski, or hike; bring water and snack; 319-7355.
  • Laughing club for everyone, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $2; 729-0475.
  • Time for Twos, 10:30-11 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; short stories, songs and puppets; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free blood pressure clinic, sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-6782.
  • Home School Time, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

Performances

  • Noonday concerts, featuring Music’s Quill, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-3356.
  • Auditions for “Hello Dolly!” by Midcoast Youth Theater, 6-9 p.m., Brunswick High School room 108, Maquoit Road; come prepared to sing, dance, read from script; performances May 3-6; Henry Eichman 751-2619.
  • Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon; hosted by Charlie Wing and the band Tripolar; cwing9877@gmail.com.
  • The Portland Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $5 advance, students, seniors, $9 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website: www.myspace.com/pjomaine.

Public Meals

  • Region 10 Café, run by students, noon-1 p.m., Region 10 Technical High School, 68 Church Road, Brunswick; 3-course meal $7.50; reservations encouraged 729-6622.

Talks-Workshops

  • Introduction to Facebook, by Sarah Brown, 1:30 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; free; RSVP 729-0757.
  • College Goal Maine, free assistance with Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, sponsored by Finance Authority of Maine, 6 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham; FAME 1-800-228-3734 or www.CollegeGoalSundayMaine.com.
  • A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place,” by Michael Kolster, 6:30 p.m., Harlow gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell; by donation; cirehlan@gmail.com.
  • Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable: “The Cavalry Action at Fairfield, Pa. — July 3, 1863,” by Michael Nugent, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; Dan Cunningham 729-9520 or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

Fri/20

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; stories, songs, puppets and crafts for 3- to 5-year-olds; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Chess club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; ages 7-11; led by Nathaniel Rines; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Opening Reception for A Midwinter’s Night Dream, 5-7 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath; Karen Dominguez 653-9334 or Patricia Boissevain 615-4177, or www.ChocolateChurchGallery.blogspot.com.
  • Peaceworks’ 3rd annual Peace Studies Scholarship, 5 p.m., University College at bath/Brunswick, Midcoast Center for Higher Education. 9 Park St., Bath; snow date Jan. 27; 2011 winner Susanne Jones to speak; 2012 winner is Gwendolyn Shatto.
  • Bath Family Dance, music by Danceboat, 6:30-8 p.m., Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; bring nonstreet shoes to dance in; instruction offered; family dance $3, $12 family; Sharon Pyne 522-3900 or www.ChildrensMusicOfBathBrunswick.com.

Performances

  • Auditions for “25 Years of Rock: Billboard Hits ’55-’79, 6-8 p.m., Winter Street Church annex, Bath; email audition song and 2 others to markmcneil@cocast.net (songs from different years and artists); performance is April 21; 443-6581.
  • Auditions for “Hello Dolly!” by Midcoast Youth Theater, 6-9 p.m., Brunswick High School room 108, Maquoit Road; come prepared to sing, dance, read from script; performances May 3-6; Henry Eichman 751-2619.
  • Benefit Concert for Maine Academy of Modern Music, 6-9 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland; family show, featuring The Twisted Truth, Beware of pedestrians, Static and Phantom Companion; ages 21+ show from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., adding Trickle Down and LQH; $5; 899-3433. MaineAcademyOfModernMusic.org.
  • Side Door coffee house, open mic then featured act, Broadband, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 729-3578.
  • As it is in heaven, a production of Heartwood Theater, 7:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta; $18, $12 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.
  • The Coloradas CD Release, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $10 advance, $12 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Websites: www.thecoloradas.com and www.thiswayband.com.

Talks-Workshops

  • Coffee tasting and educational workshop, by Erika Despres of Moses Dyer Coffee Co., 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $3; 729-0475.

Sat/21

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • WMPG Power Up! Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 92 Bedford St., University of Southern Maine, Portland; “transmitter warming party”; refreshments, free lunch, giveaways, raffle, tours, meet on-air personalities; 780-4151 or WMPG.org.
  • Winter tree identification walk, with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Chris Cabot, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sewall Woods, Whiskeag Road, Bath; free; reservations info@KennebecEstuary.org. Will be postponed if poor weather.
  • Saturday night at the movies: “The Wizard of Oz,” (1939, G) 6 p.m., Long Branch School and General Store, 30 Main St., Bowdoinham; free; 666-8900 or www.LongBranchSchool.com.
  • Contradance, featuring Scrod Pudding with Bill Olson calling, 7:30-11 p.m., Bowdoinham Town Hall, School St.; all dances taught; beginner’s session 7:30-8 p.m., contras 8-11 p.m.; no partner needed; refreshments; bring clean, soft-soled shoes; $9 or equivalent barter; 666-3709.

Performances

  • Auditions for “25 Years of Rock: Billboard Hits ’55-’79, 2-5 p.m., Winter Street Church annex, Bath; email audition song and 2 others to markmcneil@cocast.net (songs from different years and artists); performance is April 21; 443-6581.
  • Tap, Tap, Jazz, 4 and 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet, 348 Route 1, Falmouth; $15; 781-3587 or www.MaineStateBallet.org.
  • Women in Harmony, 60-voice women’s chorus, presenting “Still I Rise,” 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland; $15, $10 students/seniors.
  • As it is in heaven, a production of Heartwood Theater, 7:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta; $18, $12 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Funky Divas of Gospel, 7:30 p.m., Franco Center Heritage Hall, Lewiston; $16 adult, $14 students/seniors, $18 at door; 689-2000 or www.FrancoCenter.org/box-office-info; www.FunkyDivasOfGospel.com.
  • Holy Mackerels, Cattle Call and The mcCarthys, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; $8 advance, $10 at door; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Winter Cabaret, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; adults-only night of sketch comedy, music, desserts; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • Arborea, folk concert, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick; $6, $8 at door; 725-5222 or www.explorefrontier.com.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.

Public Meals

  • Baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Exhibition Hall, Topsham Fairgrounds; 3 kidns of beans, coleslaw, American chop suey, mac and cheese, brown bread, corn bread, various desserts; benefits Topsham Trailriders and Topsham Fair Association; $7, $3 children; Dale Giles 725-6015.
  • Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Phippsburg Sportsman’s Association, 272 Maine Road; $7, ages 12 and under free; 443-9426 or 386-1063.
  • Spaghetti/Lasagna supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 oak Grove Ave.; also garlic bread and homemade cakes; $7.50, 12 and under $3.50; takeouts available; 443-4707.

Talks-Workshops

  • Masters Workshop: Playing in a Bluegrass Band, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth; $75, includes lunch; for intermediate to advanced players, focus on mandolin, guitar, bass, najo; register 846-9559 or www.317MainSt.org.
  • History of the Patten Free LIbrary, by Peter Goodwin and Robin Haynes, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Basic writing tools, by E. Ben Thomas, noon, Freeport Public Library; sponsored by Maine Chapter of Romance Writers of America; author@luannanau.com.
  • A Viking Voyage, by Hodding Carter, 1:30 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum; free; retracing Leif Erickson’s voyage from Greenland to North America; part of museum’s Winter Education Series; 594-4418 or www.OwlsHead.org.

Sun/22

Miscellaneous

  • Nature program, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport; meet by bench at second parking lot; wheel-chair accessible; park entry $1 ages 5-11, $3 ages 12-64, free under 5 and over 65; 865-4465.
  • Film: “Not Just a Game — Power, Politics and Anerican Sports,” by sports commentator David Zirin, 3:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3375.

Performances

  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2:30 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.
  • As it is in heaven, a production of Heartwood Theater, 3 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta; $18, $12 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Women in Harmony, 60-voice women’s chorus, presenting “Still I Rise,” 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland; $15, $10 students/seniors.

Talks-Workshops

  • Furniture Treasures in Maine, by Jon Brandon of East Point Conservation Studio, 4 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath; free; sponsored by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.; 443-2174.
  • Politics of Sports, by commentator David Zirin, 7:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3375.

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