For those with a passion for conservation, the Damariscotta River Association is offering a unique overview of natural-resource topics and stewardship-related activities along the Midcoast of Maine. Coordinated by the DRA and maintained through partnerships with many area conservation organizations and state agencies, the Midcoast Stewards program offers participants the opportunity to learn about natural and cultural history from a number of professionals in natural-resource management fields, as well as an invitation to serve local conservation organizations as a volunteer.
For those of us that have become tired from the constant negative and anxiety-driven social-media posts, the Damariscotta Baptist Church, located at 4 Bristol Road in Damariscotta, is hosting a peaceful celebration from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20.
The thousands of holiday lights have been packed up and stowed away for another year, but on Saturday, Jan. 28, the historic Opera House at Boothbay Harbor will pulse back to life for the 2017 season with the rockin’ sound of The Crown Vics. While the night will be a concert for some audience members, for others it will be a winter’s evening to get out on the dance floor and tear it up.
The Wells-Hussey American Legion Auxiliary on Upper Main Street in Damariscotta will hold a public benefit supper with live music at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The supper will benefit Jody Grindle Pickett. Following the supper, Larry Sidelinger and his group will play music from 7-10 p.m. for dancing and relaxing.
The Damariscotta River Association will host the touring Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta on Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 7 and 9. The event will run from 7-9 p.m. both evenings.
Many owls, especially some of the common owls in Maine, actually breed in the middle of winter, so now is prime time to go on an owl prowl. A full moon makes it even better.
Community luncheons co-sponsored by Waldoboro United Methodist Church and Broad Bay Congregational Church will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 16 at Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro.
St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, located at 72 Gardiner Road/Route 126 in Jefferson, will host the first of its free 2017 wintertime suppers for Midcoast Maine residents at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14.
We kick off the new year once again with our annual promotion in partnership with King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta. When one purchases a meal on Wednesdays throughout the winter, one can add on a movie-ticket voucher for just $2. Use the voucher that day or at any movie up until June 2017. Now how’s that for a deal?
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will play through New Year’s Day at The Harbor Theatre.
Members of the public are invited to join the Wiscasset Parks & Recreation Department and the Midcoast Conservancy for a fun morning of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during Family Days, which runs Jan. 15, 22, and 29, and Feb. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. at the Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset.
Members of the public are invited to share the Christmas spirit at S. Fernald’s Country Store’s 27th annual Christmas Eve party on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 1-5 p.m.
As we head into the holiday weekend, we hope you’ll join us for the “Wrap it Up” festivities from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22 to pick up the perfect stocking stuffer – a Lincoln Theater gift card! “Arrival” — featuring Amy Adams’ Golden Globe-nominated best actress performance — opens on Friday, Dec. 23. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 24 and 25, so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
The annual Spirit of Christmas carol sing sponsored by the Bunker Hill Baptist Church, the Bunker Hill Community Club, and the Bunker Hill Ladies Aid Society will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Bunker Hill Baptist Church, Route 213, Jefferson.