Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Somerville, is encouraging Maine residents and visitors to participate in the state’s annual Open Lighthouse Day on Saturday, Sept. 10.
This week, Meryl Streep stars as an aspiring-but-painfully-untalented opera singer in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
As we move toward the fall months, our movie schedule broadens to include other live, or captured-live, performances from around the world. September marks the return of theater performances from London’s West End – including two Shakespeare classics, an American theater classic, and a classic musical, all of which can be seen at Lincoln Theater. And don’t miss “Captain Fantastic,” a family saga that is being talked about as one of the best films of the year.
Nobleboro Historical Society’s annual AppleFest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Nobleboro Central School, 194 Center St., and the historical center at 198 Center St., Nobleboro.
As it has for many years, the Second Congregational Church, UCC at 51 Main St. in Newcastle will hold its end-of-season service at Pemaquid Lighthouse Park in Bristol. The service will take place at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11. Weather permitting, the service will be held outside beside the lighthouse, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or one to share. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend to come along. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the park’s adjacent community center/museum.
A design showhouse will be the highlight of a Glimpse of Glidden Street, this year’s outreach fundraising event for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 11 Glidden St. in Newcastle. Scheduled for Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festivities will include tours of the Arts and Crafts-period architectural gem of the church itself, visits to select buildings and grounds on historic Glidden Street, a silent auction, concerts in the church, and a preview party.
An outdoor craft fair will take place at Supplies Unlimited in Damariscotta from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. Supplies Unlimited is at the intersection of Main Street and School Street in Damariscotta.
Thursday, Sept. 1 marks our last 3 p.m. matinee of the season and our final two showings of “Café Society.” Starting Friday, Sept. 2, we resume our fall/winter schedule, with screenings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. Please note that matinees are now one hour earlier than they were during the summer months. Our office hours also change back to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, when the holiday weekend is over.
Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” plays through Thursday, Sept. 1, followed by “Pete’s Dragon,” with Robert Redford, this week at The Harbor Theatre.
The Waldo Theatre Board of Directors will hold an ice cream social – the Waldo Theatre Sundae Social — from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 to meet with the public and discuss what’s going on with the theater and with volunteer opportunities. The event will be held at the Soule-Shuman Memorial VFW Post on Mill Street in Waldoboro. The Sundae Social is free, but donations will be accepted.
Penobscot Language School, an established learning institute in Rockland, will offer French and Italian classes in Damariscotta starting the week of Sept. 19. All classes will be held at the Damariscotta Baptist Church, at 4 Bristol Road, in the center of town.
“Bad Moms” plays through Thursday, Aug. 25, followed by Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society,” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
It is hard to believe we are coming up on the last film of August. It seems fitting that we end the month with the wry humor of Woody Allen. With “Cafe Society,” we end our summer schedule of daily shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. When “Jason Bourne” opens in September, we move back to our fall schedule (more on that next week). And soon the leaves will be changing colors…
The Summer of Praise under the tent at the top of the hill, across from Ralph’s Homes on Route One in Waldoboro, will have its final concert for the season with a return visit of the bluegrass style of the local band Northern Breeze at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26. Founded by Gene and Patty Fowler of the town of Washington, the group also features Josh Dyer and Mike Lash. Gene Fowler plays the banjo and guitar and sings backup to Patty Fowler’s voice. Patty also plays the mandolin. Dyer is a talented guitarist and backup and lead singer. Lash rounds out the sound with his bass-playing. The band’s purpose is to convey the love of God through its music and to lift up the name of Jesus in worship.