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Maine Events - October 2009

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Maine Lobster Harvest in OctoberMaine Lobster Harvest events are happening up and down the coast all month long.
Photo courtesy Maine Lobster Council


Throughout October 2009: throughout coastal Maine Maine Lobster Harvest Days Although people tend to associate Maine Lobster with summer, most Maine Lobster is actually harvested in the fall. It's a great time to eat Maine lobster because it is abundant, and the meat is at its most tasty and tender. To celebrate this fall harvest season, local communities are working with harvesters and dealers to bring you lobster at great prices, direct from the wharf to you. Each community event will be for one day only, so make sure to get your lobster while you can. All you have to do to support the Maine Lobster industry is to eat Maine Lobster – now that’s something to celebrate. For more information, what to bring, dates and locations, visit: www.lobsterfrommaine.com/caldetails.aspx?cid=401 All Events
Camden International Film Festival
October 1 – 4, 2009: Camden & Rockland Camden International Film Festival The Camden International Film Festival is a grass-roots community based organization created in 2004 to support and generate interest in independent documentary films through an annual film festival and screening series on the coast of Maine. The festival exists through community involvement and support and is dedicated to encompassing all that is independent. www.camdenfilmfest.org
Susan Tedeschi
October 8, 2009: Skowhegan Susan Tedeschi at the Skowhegan Opera House Tedeschi's knack for musical truth-telling has been apparent in the years since she first captured the public's musical imagination. Growing up in the Boston suburb of Norwell, Massachusetts, she began singing with local bands at the age of 13, and subsequently pursued her passion for music while studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and later establishing herself as one of New England’s top–drawing live acts. Visit the artist's website at www.susantedeschi.com. Tickets $37.50 balcony, $42.50 floor, all ages - available at www.sweetpeopleproductions.com through Paypal. Doors open at 7:30 pm. 225 Water Street. October 10, 2009: Searsport Call to Artists and Art Lovers & “Local Color” Art Event held by The Penobscot Marine Museum Join the Penobscot Marine Museum in its first “wet paint” art auction as part of Searsport’s Fling in to Fall celebration. Arts in all media are invited to create a Searsport scene on the day of the event. A public viewing of the artwork will be held from 4 to 6 pm. All artists, guests and the community are invited to join a reception and silent auction scheduled to be held in the Old Vestry on the Penobscot Marine Museum Campus. Registration is free and open to all artists age 14+ and we invite interested artists to pre-register by October 9th, 5 pm. Please stop by the Museum Store to register or call 548-0334 for more information or visit www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org . Registration is also available by email: kcurtis@pmm-maine.org. October 11, 2009: Rockport Chamber Music All Stars A Columbus Day weekend tradition: A chamber music all star group with members of the Muir String Quartet and friends. The program includes Korngold's Suite for Piano (left hand) and Strings, Op. 23; Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major; and the monumental Sextet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos by Dvořák. Most tickets $25. Prime seating $45, discounted up to $20 with subscription. 4:00 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. www.baychamberconcerts.org October 12- 14, 2009: Damariscotta Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Highlights of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest include a Giant Pumpkin Parade (10/10), The Pumpkin Regatta that entails racing giant pumpkin paddle boats and motorized giant pumpkin boats (10/11); 150 foot pumpkin drop (10/12), children's activities (10/10-11), and Pumpkin Fun Run (10/10). Pumpkinfest takes places on Main Street and other locales in Damariscotta. The Pumpkinfest also invites all chefs, bakers, and wannabe Food Network stars to enter the Pumpkin Dessert Contest. This yummy event is new for 2009, and will be held on Saturday the 10th at 3:30 p.m. on Water Street in Damariscotta. All types of desserts - pies, cakes, cookies - are eligible and must use fresh, frozen, or canned pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice alone does not count. Entries will be judged by an expert panel of three judges. Prizes of $50, $25, and $10, plus a trophy and ribbon are up for grabs. 207-563-5009; damariscottapumpkinfest.com October 15 - 17, 2009: Portland Camp Sunshine Maine Pumpkin Festival This year's gathering will feature thousands of lit jack-o-lanterns along with music, pumpkins for sale, games for the kids, the “Corporate Carving Challenge”, face painting, great food and a tower of pumpkins like nothing you've ever seen. All proceeds benefit Camp Sunshine, a Maine-based national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Monument Square. www.campsunshine.org/pumpkinfestival/portland_home.html Throughout October 2009: throughout coastal Maine Maine Lobster Harvest Days Although people tend to associate Maine Lobster with summer, most Maine Lobster is actually harvested in the fall. It's a great time to eat Maine lobster because it is abundant, and the meat is at its most tasty and tender. To celebrate this fall harvest season, local communities are working with harvesters and dealers to bring you lobster at great prices, direct from the wharf to you. Each community event will be for one day only, so make sure to get your lobster while you can. All you have to do to support the Maine Lobster industry is to eat Maine Lobster – now that’s something to celebrate. For more information, what to bring, dates and locations, visit: www.lobsterfrommaine.com/caldetails.aspx?cid=401 October 19 - November 20, 200: Rockland Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Auction Fundraiser Beginning on October 19, the chamber will be holding an online auction to raise money to support their programs. The online auction bidding will run from October 19 at 8am to November 16 at 9pm, with about 65 fun and unique items heading to a live auction on November 20 from 5-9 pm at the Samoset Resort in Rockport followed by a performance by the Pat Pepin Band. This auction is one of their most important fundraisers and supports the many community and business initiatives of the Chamber in making the Rockland area a great place to live and do business. www.therealmaine.com