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Events - February 2008

Events

Featured February Events:
100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race
Greenville, Maine, Feb 9th
February 9, 2008: Greenville 100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race Mushers and their 12-dog teams race from Greenville to Brownville Junction and back through the famed 100-Mile Wilderness. Spectators gather to watch the 9 am start and view the race from other points along the trail during the day. The teams rest during a two-hour layover in Brownville before heading back on the trail. Come and watch these eager canine athletes run north on frozen Moosehead Lake and deep into the Maine Woods! Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Village Street 207- 695-3668; www.100milewildernessrace.org

This month: On display through March 23rd, 2007: Portland Bright Common Spikes:
The Sculpture of John Bisbee
The Portland Museum of Art will present an overview of the work of Brunswick, Maine, sculptor John Bisbee, best known for his inventive pieces made from brads, nails, and spikes. In addition to some of his earliest pieces, the exhibition will include several of his most recent “one ton” works—large-scale installation pieces that climb the walls, snake across the floor, or pile up in corners. The exhibition will also include a video documentary of Bisbee’s recent installation at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Taken together, the 25 works on view will cover his career over the past 20 years. Click here for more information February 1, 2008: Rockport Project: Tomorrow - Young Photographers Initiative Nine children from the Maine Children's Cancer Program were given cameras and the assignment: "Take a portrait of someone who is or will be important in your life...TOMORROW". This exhibition displays the results of their hard work. Opening reception on Friday, February 1, 5pm – 7pm. On display Until February 24th at Carver Hill Gallery, 264 Meadow Street. e-mail: info@carverhillgallery.com. 207-236-0745 www.carverhillgallery.com February 1, 2008: Portland Steve Forbert with Meg Hutchinson Nearly 28 years since breaking into pop consciousness with his second album Jackrabbit Slim and its infectious Top Ten single “Romeo’s Tune,” Steve Forbert remains a master of songs offering clear-eyed insight and plain-spoken, heartfelt eloquence. Meg Hutchinson describes her style as "lyric-based, folk-pop, with a love of poetry, a whole lot of small town hope and some manic depression thrown in for good measure." 8 pm, One Longfellow Square, Congress & State Streets. $15 adv/$18 door. 207-761-1757; www.onelongfellowsquare.com February 2, 2008: Rockland Farnsworth Museum Focus on Photography Lecture: Brenton Hamilton Photography experienced enormous change in the 19th century, both aesthetically and technically. Similar influences are at play currently in the medium. Brenton Hamilton will present these trends in an illustrated lecture considering 19th century photographic issues with 20th century eyes. Brenton Hamilton, MFA, is a photographer and educator from Maine Media Workshops. His lectures and interests pertain to darkroom printmaking, historic process and courses in early and modern photography history at the Workshops in Rockport. 16 Museum Street, 1 pm. Tickets free with museum admittance. For more information email dpstucky@farnsworthmuseum.org. 207-596-6457 ext. 115; www.farnsworthmuseum.org February 2, 2008: Bath David Mallett Join singer/songwriter, David Mallett, as he performs his works filled with passion, evocative imagery, and a sense of the inevitable passage of time. “He harks back to the earnest ambitions and heartfelt melodies of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, singing with the conviction that folk can still be heroic.” 7:30 pm, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington Street. $19-$23. 207-442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org February 2, 2008: Boothbay Harbor Novel Jazz Septet An evening of jazz featuring the works of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, including some of their lesser known works. Come hear this ensemble of some of Maine's very best jazz musicians. The bar will be open and coffee & dessert will be available. Doors open at 7 pm, show at 7:30. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. $10 in advance & $12 day of show. 207-633-5159; www.boothbayoperahouse.com February 2, 2008: Camden Winterfest The Camden Winterfest returns for its 6th annual community celebration of winter. This popular event is presented by The Camden Public Library and its Committee for Harbor Parks and Amphitheatre along with local sponsors. The centerpiece of Winterfest activity remains the Community Ice Carving Event. A dozen teams representing local nonprofit & community, transform ordinary blocks of ice into crystalline ice sculptures Music, hot food, cross country skiing, indoor crafts, street hockey, horse carriage rides, cross country ski race and winter fun. Noon – 4pm Camden Public Library. 207-236-9656; www.winterfest.mycamdenmaine.com February 2, 2008: Bangor Bangor Symphony Orchestra Classical Series Concert 3 Maestro Xiao-Lu Li conducts the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Elgar, Mozart, and Dvorak. Alexander Fitterstein, soloist. Peakes Auditorium, 885 Broadway, 7:30 pm. 207.942.5555; www.bangorsymphony.com February 3, 2008: Rockland Super Bowl XLII Live on the Big Screen What could be better than seeing the Super Bowl LIVE on a big screen, with Dolby-digital surround sound! Kick-off is at 6:18 PM, doors open at 6:00 pm, and entry is free. Bring your friends, and come for part of the game or the whole game… it’s up to you! Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street 207-594-0070; www.rocklandstrand.com February 7, 2008: Biddeford Old-Time Radio Gang The Old-Time Radio Gang is known for its rousing performances of vintage American country music from the 1930's and 40's, more often labeled Buegrass today. 7 pm, McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St. For more info email macmchale@adelphia.net. 207-284-4181 February 9, 2008: Caribou Andy Santerre 4th Annual Snowmobile Ride Join Maine’s own, Andy Santerre, 2002-2005 Busch East Series Champion, for the 4th annual Snowmobile Ride. Donation price is $55 for both the ride and dinner/auction, or $30 for the ride and $25 for the dinner. Register early – last two year’s events sold out. Proceeds from the event will support AMHC’s Sexual Assault Services in Aroostook County. 8:30 am-10 pm. Caribou Inn & Convention Center, 19 Main St. For more information or to register, contact Pam Wyman at pwyman@amhc.org or call 207- 498-6431.
100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race
Greenville, Maine, Feb 9th
February 9, 2008: Greenville 100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race Mushers and their 12-dog teams race from Greenville to Brownville Junction and back through the famed 100-Mile Wilderness. Spectators gather to watch the 9 am start and view the race from other points along the trail during the day. The teams rest during a two-hour layover in Brownville before heading back on the trail. Come and watch these eager canine athletes run north on frozen Moosehead Lake and deep into the Maine Woods! Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Village Street 207- 695-3668; www.100milewildernessrace.org February 9, 2008: Boothbay Harbor 2ND Annual Old Time Opry Last year's Old Time Opry fundraiser sold out, with Boothbay region residents streaming in to hear Mark Stover, Arthur Webster, Noel Arrington, members of the Arsenault and Spofford clans, Gabe Tonan, Paul D'Allesso, Chris and Liz Lannon, and dozens of others. This year's promises to be another sold out crowd. Come with your dancing shoes and be ready for a rousing evening's entertainment! Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave, 7:30 pm. 207-633-5159; www.boothbayoperahouse.com February 9, 2008: Damariscotta Seventh Annual Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction Join us for Healthy Kids' Seventh Annual Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction. Enjoy an elegant night of live music, champagne, gourmet chocolate, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction benefiting children and families of Lincoln County. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at Stars Fine Jewelry, Maine Coast Book Shop, Healthy Kids!, and Skidompha Library. All proceeds benefit Healthy Kids! A Family Resource Network. Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main Street 207-563-5513 or email hk@midcoast.com. February 10, 2008: Portland/Augusta/Auburn/Bangor Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fairs At Four Statewide Locations You don't have to wait for the farmers' market to reopen to buy your favorite local foods! Co-sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the Maine Council of Churches' Eat Local Foods Project, and Slow Food Portland, the CSA Fair will be a chance for families to learn about CSAs, become acquainted with local seasonal foods, buy a share in a farm's weekly harvest, and discover how they can grow a relationship with a Maine farm. Admission to this event is free for farms and the public. Light refreshments featuring local seasonal foods will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of local foods for low-income families. 1 pm to 4 pm at the following locations: Portland: First Parish Church, Parish House, Congress St. Augusta area: St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 18 Union St, Hallowell. Auburn: St. Michael's Episcopal Parish, 78 Pleasant St (just off Court St.). Bangor: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 450 Essex St. For more information, contact MOFGA's Organic Marketing Coordinator Melissa White Pillsbury, 207-568-4142, melissa@mofga.org or 207-568-4142. February 10, 2008: Owls Head Winter Transportation Festival Exhibitors of antique and vintage snowmobiles, snowplows, snow blowers, sleighs, sleds and tobaggans welcome. No exhibitor fee. If it goes in the snow, it belongs at the show. Antique snow vehicle parade, children's activities, demonstrations and more. Museum exhibits open. Fun for the whole family. 9:30 am-4 pm, Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Rt. 73. info@ohtm.org. 207-594-4418; www.owlshead.org February 11, 2008: Rockport Another Land Made of Water/Thule Suite Maine premiere performance of Gordon Bok's, “Another Land Made of Water” and Bob Richardson's “Thule Suite” with Gordon, Bob, various artists and members of Camden Hills Regional High School choruses under the direction of choral director Kim Murphy. 7 pm Strom Auditorium, 25 Keelson Ave. $10/5 advance, $15/5 at the door. Email info@timberheadmusic.com. 207-236-7800 ext. 282 February 14-18, 2008: Miami, FL Miami International Boat Show The Miami International Boat Show sprawls across 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space and fills the 145 boat slips at the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center across Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami. Billed as one of the largest consumer boat shows in the world, the Miami venue draws more than 146,000 people, including representatives from more than 1,000 manufacturers of boats and marine accessories. www.miamiboatshow.com February 14, 2008: Portland Closing reception for “I LOVE Animals!” and Valentine’s extravaganza What better way to shake the winter blues than with a fantastic show about the critters we adore! Join the celebration looking at works that celebrate our favorite fuzzy, slimy, scaly, hairy, messy or fleshy animals. 4 pm – 7 pm, Drawing Room, 142 High Street. Email, aertime@verizon.net. 207-632-2391; www.drawingroomportlandmaine.com February 15, 2008: Brunswick Brunswick Contra Dance and Potluck A swinging contra dance to benefit Merrymeeting Community Shares with a live band, Frank Ferrel and friends and a caller. Please bring clean shoes for dancing. Potluck before the event is free and starts at 5:30 pm, beginner dance 7:00 pm, contras 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. People Plus Center, 6 Noble St. $8/$15 family max, 207-729-4718 February 16, 2008: Rockland Farnsworth Museum Focus on Photography Lecture: The Art of the Earth Roger Richmond is a professor of Architecture in the program he developed at UMA. Through the lens of a unique, close-up 3-D camera, the Art of the Earth reveals a reality that is normally beyond our everyday perceptions and enables us to see the “ordinary” in an extraordinary way. Mr. Richmond has been a 3-D photographer for over 25 years and has given shows throughout New England and by special invitation in Kenya, East Africa. His work has been viewed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the Science Museum in Boston, and the Portland Museum of Fine Art as part of their special Frank Lloyd Wright Program. 1 pm, 16 Museum Street. Tickets free with museum admittance. For more information email dpstucky@farnsworthmuseum.org. 207-596-6457 ext. 115; www.farnsworthmuseum.org January 31, 2008 - February 17, 2008: Portland The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company In an unnamed totalitarian state a writer of short stories is arrested and interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre incidents occurring in his town. Part Brothers Grimm, part Franz Kafka yet wholly original, The Pillowman, is a viciously funny, seriously disturbing mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday 8 pm, Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 7 pm. Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Avenue $16-$18. Email, madhorsetheatre@gmail.com. 207-729-6208; www.madhorse.com