Veggies in the limelight: I moseyed on over to the Central Lincoln County YMCA last Friday, Nov. 16 to check out the art on the walls of its lobby area. I say mosey because it was snowing, and driving and walking slowly is what is called for in such circumstances. Plus I kind of like the word.
River Company at Skidompha Library, at 184 Main St. in Damariscotta, is delighted to announce the opening of the hilarious Christmas classic “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” by Barbara Robinson.
Visitors will be warmly welcomed at the new Tidemark Gallery & Cafe, at 902 Main St. in Waldoboro, on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hot drinks and free samples of tasty offerings, plus gift cards, pottery, and goodies, large and small, for gift-giving.
Elizabeth Flanagan, a senior at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, published her first novel in August after writing the book over the course of 2017 through work with Portland’s The Telling Room.
The art of restoration: As a columnist writing about the various arts in Lincoln County, I often get tips about people and places that I should check out. Recently, I got steered in the direction of Damarine Antiques, located at 263 Bristol Road, Damariscotta.
Barbara Applegate is exhibiting a collection of work titled “A Year on the Peninsula” at the Bristol Area Library through the holidays.
Quilting as fine art: One might ordinarily think of quilting as a craft, a practical endeavor requiring skill that results in a useful handmade item: a nice, warm quilt. An additional practical angle of quiltmaking is that one can make use of bits and pieces of leftover fabric.
People are invited to come to the contra dance on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Damariscotta Baptist Church’s fellowship hall, at the corner of Main Street and Bristol Road.
The Medomak Valley Players will present “Shrek the Musical,” a Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street production, in the Ronald E. Dolloff auditorium at Medomak Valley High School, on Manktown Road in Waldoboro.
The Heartwood Regional Theater Company/Lincoln Academy staging of “Man of La Mancha” at the Parker B. Poe Theater in Newcastle reviewed on page 14A (“Heartwood, LA deliver powerhouse staging of ‘Man of La Mancha’ at Poe”) is sold out for all remaining performances except Thursday, Nov. 1.
It takes a special kind of actor to perform musical theater, one that can both sing and act. In the case of “Man of La Mancha,” the Heartwood Regional Theater Company and Lincoln Academy youth-theater collaboration that opened at LA’s Parker B. Poe Theater on Oct. 26, it also requires an ability to deliver comedic lines when called for.
Immersion in abstraction: I went to see the new “Abstraction” exhibit at River Arts in Damariscotta on opening day, Thursday, Oct. 25. I wanted to immerse myself in abstract works of art – nothing figurative, nothing obviously representing something from real life.
Coastal Christian School’s annual craft fair this year will feature several talented students in addition to professional artisans. Among these young craftsmen is Luke Wood, a senior, who crafts wooden utensils.
“Colette” is a biographical drama based upon the life of the French novelist Colette.
River Company one-acts: Last Wednesday, Oct. 17, I attended the dress rehearsal for the one-act plays that River Company is currently in the midst of staging in the Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. “Trifles” and “Frankenstein,” directed by Ruth Monsell and Torie DeLisle, respectively, feature some well-known local names, such as Sumner Richards, Mitchell Wellman, and Joe Lugosch. Lugosch stars in both plays – as the county attorney in “Trifles” and as Victor Frankenstein in “Frankenstein.”