The Olde Bristol Days committee is excited to announce, once again, that Portland’s finest reggae band, Stream, will be returning on Saturday, June 11 to rock the harbor at The Contented Sole restaurant in New Harbor, overlooking the Pemaquid River and John’s Bay. The Rock the Harbor event will begin at 4 p.m. on that day.
Dependable, likable guy-next-door Tom Hanks follows up his performance in “Bridge of Spies” with a new comedy/drama, “A Hologram for the King.” See the film as part of our summer schedule of two shows daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the exception of a brief musical interlude this week with our friends from Hearts Ever Young.
The Maine-made movie “The Congressman” plays Thursday, May 19 followed by Tom Hanks in “A Hologram for the King,” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
Shot on Monhegan Island and with the State House in Augusta doubling for the U.S. Capitol building, “The Congressman” brings our neighborhood to the big screen. Having premiered while a work-in-progress at the Maine International Film Festival, the Maine-based drama has now gone into wide release and opens on Friday, May 20 at Lincoln Theater.
From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, and Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, both of Union, are teaming up to offer a memorable day of Maine wine, spirits, gifts, and treats.
The first summer supper of the season will be held at Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb on Saturday, May 21. Guests are encouraged to start arriving at 4 p.m.; the supper will start at 5 p.m. People are invited to gather, browse in the thrift shop, check out the items on the free table, pick up a book for summer reading, or simply share summer experiences. Homemade baked beans, casseroles, salads, and desserts will be on offer for supper.
As Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail put it, “Although the likes of Blythe Danner and Lily Tomlin have recently headlined films, it’s rare to find a woman over the age of 50 (or, really, 35) top-lining her own movie – and even more unlikely for that film to center on said woman’s sexual desires. Yet against all odds, here is ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris,’ a sharp dramedy focusing on the romantic stirrings of a lonely office worker, played with considerable wit and verve by the 69-year-old Sally Field.” She’s come a long way since “The Flying Nun.” Don’t miss her.
“Zootopia” will play Wednesday and Thursday and Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book” will open Friday, this week at The Harbor Theatre.
This weekend, more than 50 kids from the Boothbay Region and CLC YMCAs will stage the world premiere of a new musical, which will even include some surprise guests.
The new “foodie” film (and Sundance Festival favorite) “City of Gold” will play at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, followed by Walt Disney Pictures’ “Zootopia” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
The Shamrocks, of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, is a group of women who have come together from different backgrounds and experiences who strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which they live. They have decided to be a part of Ryan’s Case for Smiles, a nationwide nonprofit group dedicated to creating beautiful, colorful pillowcases that are donated to local hospitals for children with serious illnesses.
The American Red Cross community blood drive will be held from 1-6 p.m., Friday, April 22 at the VFW Post 4525 hall on Mill Street in Waldoboro (with plenty of parking). Call the Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.
There is still time for volunteers who would like to participate in the Bremen Cleanup on Saturday, April 23. The Patriotic Club will have coffee and snacks available for those who come by the Bremen Fire Department to get their trash bags. At about noon, volunteers will pick up the trash bags, along with any other large items left at the roadside. Anyone wishing to volunteer should call Juanita at 529-2355.
Sally Field stars in “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” Thursday, April 21, followed by a new “foodie” film (and Sundance Film Festival favorite), “City of Gold,” starting Friday at The Harbor Theatre.