Art skills, life skills: There is a lovely turquoise block print of a headshot of what appears to be a heron standing along the shore of a body of water in the current art show on the walls of the cafe at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta. It is an attention-getter – and it was created by a student in a fifth and sixth grade class at Chewonki Elementary and Middle School in Wiscasset as part of a printmaking unit focused on coastal Maine’s salt-marsh ecology.
As of the morning of Friday, March 13, The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor has decided that to adhere to Gov. Janet Mills’ request to avoid gatherings of 250 or more and in a general concern for the opera house community, shows coming up over the next month must be cancelled.
The Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro first and foremost cares about the community. In the interest of keeping people as safe as possible during the COVID-19 crisis, the theater is following Gov. Janet Mills’ recommendation to cancel gatherings of 250 or more people and calling off the Friday, March 13 screening of “Carousel.”
At present, the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, located at 86 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor, still plans to present all of the performances listed in the following calendar. Because of the coronavirus news and the fact that the response to it changes daily, some or all of the performances scheduled for the next month might end up being postponed or canceled, but as of Thursday, March 12, they are still on.
The “Sweet Laments” concert scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, featuring music by the Italian Baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi, has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It is the hope that it will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information, call 380-5360.
As many members of this community know, Hearts Ever Young was founded by Carol Teel, Carol Cirigliano, and Carol Schell. It has been a very successful endeavor and has fulfilled its mission for over 10 years. Hearts Ever Young provides an opportunity for older people to entertain the public by singing, dancing, and speaking on stage at Lincoln Theater.
Forest City and Friends is proud to announce the March 23 release of its debut self-titled album, as well as a CD release show on May 30 at Portland House of Music.
Singing in community: There is a lovely, no-cost event that takes place the fourth Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at Sheepscot General in Whitefield — a community singing circle. Led by singer-guitarist Dan Townsend, who is a member of local band Well Seasoned, the singing circle, as a recent press release put it, invites “anyone who enjoys singing with others.”
The Medomak Art Project is hosting monthly “Crafternoons.” Participants are invited to bring their own portable, creative projects to the gallery, located at 13 Friendship St. in Waldoboro.
Checking out Czech Republic: As some of you know, I was out of the country recently for nine days visiting my son, Benjamin, and his family in Germany. I returned to work this past Monday – somewhat jet-lagged, but happier for the opportunity to have gone on my trip.
This is the second year Skidompha Library and The Lincoln County News have collaborated on the Junior Journalists program for fifth- and sixth-grade students, and once again, the program was an absolute delight.
Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor is closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 27-29, for repairs to its projector. A sudden failure of a circuit board on Wednesday, Feb. 26 caused the closing.
A brand-new musical is coming to Midcoast Maine this summer. As part of Thomaston’s contribution to the Maine bicentennial celebration, The Watts Hall Community Players have chosen “Count Me In,” a musical about Gen. Henry Knox, an American patriot, as their summer production. The show will be performed in historic Watts Hall, Thomaston, June 26, 27, and 28, and July 2 and 3.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, hosted by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, is coming to Damariscotta at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at Lincoln Theater with a curated selection of nine short films.