The Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro has been awarded $5,000, the largest amount possible, from the Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. This grant will help defray the cost of extensive technology upgrades and improvements needed at the theater to both enhance audience experience and reduce energy consumption.
This weekend in the Parker B. Poe Theater, a month of rehearsals will culminate with three public performances as 25 students in grades three through eight, present their work in Heartwood Regional Theater Company’s seventh annual winter drama adventure.
Art with heart: Last month, I wrote in this column about spending time in the River Arts art studio with the artists from Mobius Inc.’s Creative Expressions program, watching them work and chatting with them about their then-upcoming exhibit at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus.
On Friday, Jan. 31, Maine Farmland Trust and POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series, will host a screening of “Farmsteaders,” a film by Sheena Mallett, at Sheepscot General in Whitefield.
The Bristol Area Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It,” a free reading and discussion group, with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book, in cooperation with the Maine State Library.
Impact in black and white: Petrea Noyes’ large, black-and-white mixed media piece called “String of Pearls” is one of the first pieces that greets visitors to the “Black and White” show currently on the walls of the main gallery at Damariscotta’s River Arts gallery.
A group of talented Maine musicians had Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater a-rocking and a-rolling during a reenactment of the “The Last Waltz” that doubled as a benefit concert for Lincoln County Television at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12.
“The Women of the Boothbay Region,” the newest exhibit at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, by Edgecomb photographer Bob Crink, features 20 double-pane framed photos fit for a magazine profile.
Looking forward: It’s a new year, with new things just around the corner at local arts and entertainment venues.
Seventeen artists of the Pemaquid Group of Artists will exhibit their diverse styles, mediums, and viewpoints at Damariscotta River Grill Jan. 13 to Feb. 24. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4-5 p.m., which will include the option of staying for a prix fixe dinner at 5 p.m. for $22, with a trio of wine pairings for $8.
Members of the public are encouraged to join Erica Qualey for an exciting class in watercolor at River Arts in Damariscotta starting in January.
Registration has begun for a winter art program at the Waldoboro Public Library, located at 958 Main St. in Waldoboro. Art Club will be held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for five weeks beginning Thursday, Jan. 16 through Feb. 13, for students going into grades four through six. Whether budding artists or those just wanting to have some creative fun with materials, all abilities are welcome.
The art of decorating the White House for Christmas: Of the 8,000-plus people from 50 U.S. states who applied for the job of volunteer decorator at the White House this past Christmas season, only 225 people (from all 50 states) were chosen. Among them was Shirley McLaren, a retired nurse from Waldoboro, who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the period of Nov. 25-27 to help decorate dozens of Christmas trees with more than 2,500 strings of lights, among other things that she did.
The Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library and the Waldoboro Public Library are pleased to present astrophotographer Mike Taylor to start the 2020 speaker series. The presentation will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waldoboro Public Library. Taylor’s slide show and presentation includes stunning photographs of the night sky, and he will be discussing his work in detail.