Events

Maine’s Popular “Open Lighthouse Day” Salutes the State’s Maritime Heritage on September 13, 2014

Complimentary Entry to 22 Iconic Light Stations

The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day.  The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually with the unique opportunity to climb and learn about Maine’s historic lights.

“As one of our largest industries, tourism provides an outstanding way for Maine to attract visitors, create jobs and provide new investment opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.  “My administration is committed to supporting events and activities that showcase our state as a terrific place to visit, study, and invest.”

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

Stonington Galleries and Studios will Hold its last First Friday Open Gallery Night for the Season

Stonington Galleries and Studios will hold its last First Friday open gallery night for the season on Friday, September 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The public is invited to sample exhibitions of fine art and crafts and refreshments at 9 sites on Main Street, Stonington and adjoining streets.

Brochures, maps and links to individual artists and galleries can be viewed online at http://www.stoningtongalleries.com/.

On Main Street, three galleries face the harbor.  Isalos Fine Art represents recent works by 20 artists.  Avery Falkner Gallery, a third-story studio situated behind the ice cream shop, shows abstract paintings, drawings and mixed media.  At the corner of Main Street, Jill Hoy Gallery offers plein air landscapes of Penobscot Bay.  And a little further, on Upper Sea Breeze Ave., Lorraine Lans shows landscapes in oil and portraits in her studio.

Flash in the Pans and The Ark set to Celebrate

Flash in the Pans and The Ark set to Celebrate

 

 

On Monday, August 25th, from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park, Flash In The Pans team up with The Ark Animal Shelter to celebrate The Ark’s 30th Birthday in style with and unforgettable night of steel pan Caribbean rhythms.

The Ark has been rescuing homeless pets with passion and persistence for over thirty years. A no-kill shelter servicing both Hancock and Washington counties, the Ark is not only committed to providing compassionate care and placement of homeless pets, but also provides one of the most successful spay-neuter programs in the State.

One of the largest community steel pan bands in the country, Flash!’s enormously popular Monday night concerts and street dances are fund raisers that benefit local non-profit organizations. The music is infectious and enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences of all ages, from infants to centenarians.

Traditional Jazz & Vintage Pop: the New Traditional Jazz Band in Concert at the Stonington Opera Hou

Traditional Jazz & Vintage Pop: the New Traditional Jazz Band in Concert at the Stonington Opera Hou

 

 

Area residents have become happily familiar with the great classic Dixieland jazz sounds of the New Trad Trio, featuring Chris Harris and Jack Moser, of Blue Hill and Deer Isle, on banjo, clarinet, saxes and vocals. On Saturday, August 30 at 7 p.m., Opera House Arts is proud to present an unusual, one night only appearance by the six-piece, nationally-based ensemble lead by Harris and Moser: the New Traditional Jazz Band (NTJB). Hailing from around the country, this ensemble, including horns, tuba, and piano, plays a unique mix of traditional jazz and vintage pop that is sure to delight Maine audiences.

David Mamet's “The Duck Variations” at Stonington Opera House

David Mamet's “The Duck Variations” at Stonington Opera House

Special tribute performance of staged community reading

features Judith Jerome, Cherie Mason

Opera House Arts (OHA) is proud to offer a special tribute performance of its staged community reading of David Mamet’s The Duck Variations at the Stonington Opera House Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The performance stars Opera House Arts’ founding Artistic Director Judith Jerome and board member Cherie Mason, and the evening will include a tribute to Jerome, who retires as Artistic Director at the end of the 2014 season, continuing only as a consultant for special projects.

NAMI Maine Bringing a Free Training Opportunity to Blue Hill!

NAMI Maine Bringing a Free Training Opportunity to Blue Hill!

Similar to Red Cross First Aid, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to respond to, and help, those experiencing mental health challenges.

NAMI Maine will be hosting a MHFA training on Friday September 12th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at The Blue Hill Library at 5 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill. The cost for this 8-hour training is $5, which includes a comprehensive training manual, lunch, customized resource guide, ongoing support from NAMI Maine and a 3-year certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

For more information, or to sign up for certified Mental Health First Aid Training, visit www.NAMIMaine.org or contact Christopher at 207 622 5767 ext. 320

About NAMI Maine:

NAMI Maine is a statewide, grassroots, non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy on behalf of all Mainers affected by mental health.