The combined musical talents of The Boneheads and The Holy Mackerels will open up the 2018 season at the historic Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. On Saturday, Jan. 27, the music will start at 7 p.m. and the good times are promised to begin as soon as the doors swing open.
Repurposing with style: I recently checked out Union printmaker Kathy Felch’s “Upcycled and Repurposed” show in the Hall Gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus, 35 Miles St., Damariscotta.
Accomplished musician Helen Newell will perform her senior recital on violin on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The walls of the Damariscotta River Grill brighten the dreary days of winter, showcasing a variety of artists, subjects, styles, and mediums.The restaurant’s Art at the Grill series is currently hosting 16 members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists from Tuesday, Jan. 23 through Tuesday, March 13. An opening reception on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. to meet the artists while savoring Chef Rick Hirsch’s delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Celebrate the end of January on Thursday, Jan. 25, with a French feast at Harbor Theater, starting at 6:30 p.m. Local chefs will provide French cheese and pate, eclairs, macaroons, and other French delicacies, and Harbor Theater will serve free red wine and coffee to go with the feature film, “Paris Can Wait,” showing at 7 p.m.
For 40-plus years, Newcastle painter Helen Warner largely devoted herself to a nursing career. Retirement afforded her the time to focus on her watercolor and oil painting. Her nature-focused oils and watercolors were the subject of a summer 2016 exhibit at the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery in Damariscotta.
Joy Vaughan and the art of journaling: South Bristol artist Joy Vaughan currently has an intriguing show up in The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta consisting of 53 pages from her daily art journal. A number of them, as one might guess, have writing on them.
Lincoln County Community Theater, the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, will hold auditions for its annual winter musical on Monday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.
Members of the public are invited to come hear Kay Hardy Campbell discuss her first novel and sign books on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Public Library, located in the Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road, Jefferson.
Author Linda Greenlaw is coming to Waldoboro Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. to kick off the library’s speaker series of 2018. Greenlaw will discuss her newest mystery novel, “Shiver Hitch,” and her life as a lobster boat captain. She is the author of the bestsellers “The Hungry Ocean,” “All Fishermen are Liars,” “The Lobster Chronicles,” and “Recipes from a Small Island,” as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries, including “Slipknot” and “Fisherman’s Bend.”
Union artist Kathy Felch will present her “Upcycled and Repurposed” exhibition at the Hall Gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta from Saturday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Feb. 9. The exhibit features 20 wood and linoleum block prints on recycled papers surrounded by repurposed frames. A portion of the sale price for any art sold in this exhibit will go to benefit the Miles Memorial Hospital League.
Nature is art outside my window: My office window here at The Lincoln County News in Newcastle looks out onto the trailhead of the Great Salt Bay Preserve Heritage Trail. Every now and then, after an extended period of looking at a computer screen, I like to walk across Mills Road and down the trail a little way, through trees that are currently standing in fairly deep snow.
The music on Lena Rich’s engaging new full-length CD falls somewhere between indie rock and indie folk, as the 19-year-old Edgecomb singer-songwriter pointed out in a recent interview – hence the album’s title, “Something in Between.” “Something in Between” is also the name of the CD’s title track, a catchy, insistent rocker about an unsettled love relationship.
In the cold dark days of January, Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor is planning four Thursday night special evenings to brighten one’s spirits and keep one entertained.
On Thursday, Jan. 11, one can experience a film that one will likely never forget when “Human Flow” screens at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta for two shows only, at 2 and 7 p.m.