Roberta Goschke stands in front of an easel set up mere steps from her home and gallery on Bremen Road in Waldoboro. She is swathed in coat, boots, hat. Her black leather gloves are stained with a dull residue of paint.
The Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library are offering a free online presentation by Derek Volk, bestselling author of “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Performers from Damariscotta Open Mic rang in the new year by recording a collection of cleansing folk performances for a virtual Peaceful New Beginnings celebration, titled “It’s All About Community.”
The new book “Chickens, Gin, and a Maine Friendship: The Correspondence of E.B. White and Edmund Ware Smith” is now for sale at Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta.
Damariscotta’s historic Lincoln Theater is preparing for a change in leadership. At its most recent meeting, the Lincoln Theater Board of Directors voted to approve an executive leadership transition plan in which Andrew Fenniman will step down at the end of next year, on Dec. 31, 2021, and his replacement, Christina Belknap, will assume the role of executive director effective Jan. 1, 2022. The board is looking forward to 2021 being a year of transition and celebration.
Heartwood Regional Theater Company presents a free online event, celebrating the arts, winter, and Christmas, with 30 performers from both near and far. No tickets, no fees, no registration. Simply click “A Heartwood Christmas Letter” on heartwoodtheater.org anytime between Dec. 11 and Jan. 3.
The book world rarely sees a new book with such an unusual history as “Chickens, Gin, and a Maine Friendship: The Correspondence of E.B. White and E.W. Smith,” published by Down East Books in 2020.
The Damariscotta River Grill will celebrate art and the holidays with prix fixe dinner specials the week of Dec. 15-19. The new Pemaquid Group of Artists show will be on display just in time for holiday gift-giving.
The Oshima Brothers “grew up at the end of a very long dirt road in Whitefield in a house with many, many instruments and not so many neighbors. Childhood was running around in the woods and getting lost in music,” Sean Oshima said. Younger brother Jamie “started banging on a full drum kit at the age of 4 — every parent’s nightmare,” before picking up guitar when he was 7 or 8. “Music never felt forced,” Sean said, “it was always happy.”
The Friends of Westport Island History are excited to announce an inaugural series of Westport Island notecards based on local paintings just in time for holiday giving. The series of images highlights selected sites on the Westport Island History Trail and scenic images of the island’s iconic rock, all created by island and visiting artists.
Into these darkest days of the year, Heartwood Regional Theater Company and many performers are about to shine some light, presenting a warm evening of poetry, music, and short stories, available online at heartwoodtheater.org, free of charge, from Dec. 11 to Jan. 3.
On Nov. 14, eight students from the voice studio of Beth Preston participated in the Maine National Association of Teachers of Singing musical theater auditions. In the past, the auditions have been live in front of judges at Bates College. This year, the students submitted video recordings for judges to review.
Sylvan Gallery is proud to feature a selection of small works of art by contemporary masters from Nov. 27 through Jan. 10.
Artists from Mobius Inc.’s “Creative Opportunities” program opened an exhibit at the CLC YMCA on Oct. 15. The “Art from The Heart II” show will run until Dec. 15. This is the first time that Mobius’ artists will be displayed in the gallery.
The Waldo Theatre, which has been closed since 2014 and under renovations for the past three years, celebrates a virtual reopening Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. with a Palaver Strings concert live-streamed from the Waldo’s stage.