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Events - January 2008

Events

Featured January Events:
John Bisbee, Untitled, 2008
hand-forged, hammered nails.
January 24th - 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



January 1, 2008: East Boothbay 6th Annual Penguin Plunge What a way to begin the New Year - Dare the elements! Help the Boothbay Region YMCA Aquatics Department raise funds for equipment and program scholarships by taking a dip in the Atlantic Ocean! Held at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, at 10:30 am. Pledges and/or donations are warmly welcomed! 207-633-2855; www.boothbayregionymca.org January 1, 2008: Old Orchard Beach 20th Annual Lobster Dip for Maine Special Olympics New Years Day at noon, on the beach, by the Brunswick Hotel – be a volunteer dipper! You will be taking a dip in the Atlantic Ocean to raise $100 for Maine Special Olympics. Costumes encouraged. Chicken Dippers also wanted, simply raise $100 and dip your feet in a warm pool. All will be treated to a complimentary, post-dip, New Year’s Day bash at the Brunswick. This event includes food and lobster stew, several live bands, and TV viewing of the big game. For more info contact Jeanne Innes at the Chamber, 207-282-1567. January 3-6, 2008: Providence, RI 15th Annual Providence Boat Show This exciting, annual show attracts over 25,000 visitors from throughout New England, all looking to purchase everything from popular brand name power boats and sailboats to electronic navigational systems and fishing gear. The Rhode Island Convention Center will host one of the largest selections of boats and accessories ever displayed during the winter show season in New England. 1 Sabin Street. Tickets, $10 online, $12 at the gate. 401-458-6000; www.providenceboatshow.com January 5th, 2008: Boothbay Harbor Enter The Haggis High Energy Celtic Band This high energy, Celtic-based explosion of blues, funk and rock from Canada brought the Opera House crowd to their feet during the summer of 2006. Enter the Haggis' live show is a musical feast-viscerally dynamic, emotionally uplifting and intellectually stimulating. They dart effortlessly from the traditional strains of The Chieftains and the Pogues to the frenetic pop of early Elvis Costello and even to the Latin-tinged spirit of the Buena Vista Social Club and beyond. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., 8 pm. 207-633-5159; www.boothbayoperahouse.com January 12 -20, 2008: Boston, MA 51st Annual New England Boat Show One of the oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplaces in the Northeast, the New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). With more than twice the available space of any other exhibition hall in the state, this is truly an event that the boating enthusiast will not want to miss! See powerboats and fully rigged cruising sailboats to 50 feet. The show also has over 350 exhibits of marine accessories. 800-225-1577; http://naexpo.com/boatshow January 13, 2008: Camden BodyVox Based in the Pacific Northwest, BodyVox's work is characterized by a bold athleticism and inherent theatricality. It is dance with fluid movement, a lively blend of physicality and creative choreography. BodyVox is a dynamic ensemble that entertains with striking imagery, stage design and outrageous wit and whimsy coming together to form a breathtaking human theater experience. Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills RHS, 2:30 pm. (207) 236-2823 January 14-19, 2008: Camden Camden Harbour Inn Goes Thai! The inn and award-winning restaurant, Natalie’s, are spicing up the winter with a Thai culinary event. This exceptional dinner experience will feature a fusion of Thai and western dishes prepared by guest Chef Michael MacDonnell. During Thai week, the Camden Harbour Inn hopes to raise money to help 16 year-old Camden resident, Sam Fernald, in his effort to help build communities in the very poor and remote areas of Northern Thailand this summer. By working at Natalie’s every night during Thai week Sam hopes to raise $3,000 and he will be available to inform you about his trip. The week features an a la carte dinner menu, an extensive bar menu, specialty cocktails and Classic Thai music and a dance performance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Natalie’s will serve their regular Sunday Brunch. For more information contact Raymond Brunyanszki at the Camden Harbour Inn. 207-236-4200; www.camdenharbourinn.com January 14, 2008: Rockport Moonlight Cross-country Ski Tours Skiing and snowshoeing during the full moon on the trails at Aldermere Farm. By registration only. 207-236-2739 January 20, 2008: Belfast Ave Maris Stella – Musike for the Nywe Yeare This early music group performs mainly Medieval and Renaissance works "a cappella" (without accompaniment). The name translates to "Hail Star of the Sea," fitting for a group based in midcoast Maine. The group strives to bring unusual works to Maine audiences. More familiar works by such renowned composers as Palestrina, Josquin Des Prez, and William Byrd are also a large part of the group's repertoire. In addition, Ave Maris Stella sings Sephardic songs and English madrigals, and has recently delved into music from Corsica and the republic of Georgia. 3:00 pm, First Church in Belfast, 8 Court Street. Suggested donation of $10 per adult. www.avemarisstella.org January 20, 2008: Rockport Odeon Winter Concert presented by Bay Chamber Concerts Join their resident youth ensemble as they perform live – a culmination of their hard work throughout the fall. Free. 2:30 PM at the Rockport Opera House. 207-236-2823; www.baychamberconcerts.org January 21, 2008: Southport Souper Bowl Luncheon Twenty or more varieties of homemade soups & chowders with hot rolls, beverage & desserts to eat at the hall or take home from the Southport Town Hall, Route 27, starting at noon. $5. 207-633-3546 January 24 - 26, 2008: Rangeley Rangeley Snowmobile “Snodeo” Snowmobile displays, games, radar run, kid's events, parade, fireworks, food, entertainment in a beautiful winter setting! Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Parking on-site, free. Russell Cove. 207-864-5364; www.rangeleymaine.com January 25, 2008: Camden Ave Maris Stella – Musike for the Nywe Yeare This early music group performs mainly Medieval and Renaissance works "a cappella" (without accompaniment). The name translates to "Hail Star of the Sea," fitting for a group based in midcoast Maine. The group strives to bring unusual works to Maine audiences. More familiar works by such renowned composers as Palestrina, Josquin Des Prez, and William Byrd are also a large part of the group's repertoire. In addition, Ave Maris Stella sings Sephardic songs and English madrigals, and has recently delved into music from Corsica and the republic of Georgia. 7:00 pm, Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street. Suggested donation of $10 per adult. www.avemarisstella.org January 26, 2008: Blue Hill Ave Maris Stella – Musike for the Nywe Yeare This early music group performs mainly Medieval and Renaissance works "a cappella" (without accompaniment). The name translates to "Hail Star of the Sea," fitting for a group based in midcoast Maine. The group strives to bring unusual works to Maine audiences. More familiar works by such renowned composers as Palestrina, Josquin Des Prez, and William Byrd are also a large part of the group's repertoire. In addition, Ave Maris Stella sings Sephardic songs and English madrigals, and has recently delved into music from Corsica and the republic of Georgia. 4:00 pm, Saturday, Blue Hill Congregational Church, 6 East Blue Hill Rd, $15 at the door. www.avemarisstella.org January 29, 2008: Camden Winter Horticultural Series sponsored by Camden Garden Club This is the first in a series of 5 Winter Horticultural lectures sponsored by Camden Garden Club. The Public is invited to attend the Tuesday morning talks at 9:30 am in the Jean Picker Room at Camden Public Library. Deb Soule, an herbalist, organic gardener, teacher, author, and founder of Avena Botanicals Herbal Apothecary in Rockport, will speak on "Herbs for Your Garden and Your Life”. Her talk will explore incorporating herbs into home gardens and harvesting them for a variety of good uses. January 24-26, 2008: Bethel 2008 Lenny Clarke Celebrity Ski Classic Comedian Lenny Clarke returns to Sunday River for the 2008 Lenny Clarke Celebrity Ski Classic to benefit The Genesis Fund. With over 250 previous participants, they’re looking forward to another great year and weekend! 800-282-0139; www.SundayRiver.com