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Maine Events - October 2010

Featured Event
Maine's Sardine Industry, A Penobscot Marine Museum Conference
October 23 - 24, 2010: Searsport And Then There Were None – The Rise & Fall of Maine's Sardine Industry, A Penobscot Marine Museum Conference Within living memory, the sardine industry operated dozens of canneries in Maine and employed thousands catching, transporting, processing and selling the once-popular little herring. It's all gone now, and it's essential to understand the reasons for its growth and decline. Penobscot Marine Museum's 2010 History Conference will examine the history of the industry and its people. Of special importance, it will present valuable documentation and management-level reminiscences of the last days of the state's last cannery – the Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, which closed earlier this year. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
All Events September 30 - October 3, 2010: Camden, Rockport & 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. A full schedule of panels, films, and other events, visit www.camdenfilmfest.org.
Camden International Film Festival
through December 5, 2010: Rockport Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, 2000-2009 at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art The current exhibition is a follow-up to Photographing Maine: 1840-2000, held at CMCA in 2000. It includes work by 150 Maine photographers and represents a broad spectrum of stylistic and technical approaches. In addition to the 200-page catalogue, there will be an online exhibition at cmcanow.org featuring four images from each photographer, giving a broader view of each artist's work. On December 5, from 1 - 4 pm, photographers in the exhibition who have produced books will sign them for those who wish to purchase them or who already own them. www.cmcanow.org
Philip Michaelson at Haynes GalleriesBaseball 17
Acrylic on Panel
12 x 16 inches.
through October 29, 2010: Thomaston Contemporary Realism: The Work Of Philip Michelson at Haynes Galleries Haynes Galleries is pleased to present Contemporary Realism: The Work Of Philip Michelson, during the month of October. Californian artist and noted contemporary realist, Philip Michelson, breaths new life into the things often forgotten or discarded by presenting them as iconic portraits. Since the 1970s, Michelson has been fascinated with making paintings that look almost as real as photographs. His subjects, presented as portraits, are given personalities so that they transcend their previous lives as mere tin toys and worn out baseballs. His methodical and precise approach in his technique of applying acrylic paint to board is arduous and painstaking. Attention is given to every scratch, chip, peel, and scuff on the surfaces of each object, as if to capture the essence of every line or wrinkle in a face, so that the viewer will ‘feel’ the coolness of the tin or the smoothness of the leather. Not only do Philip Michelson’s paintings delight and awe, they change the way we look at things. www.haynesgalleries.com October 5, 19, 26 and November 2, 2010: Rockport Rockport Public Library 2010 Sea-faring Slideshow and Talk Series Volunteer, Tom Babbitt, of Camden has assembled a series of slide shows and talks about marine topics. A life-long sailor, Babbitt is a certified professional yacht broker who has organized presentations from Tom Armory (Oct 5), one of the most experienced sailors in New England, Peter Van Alstine (Oct 19) who sailed the Caribbean with his family, Chuck Paine (Oct 26), the renowned yacht designer, and finally John Gass, Nik Demaria, and Ben Ellison (Nov 2) who will discuss the latest in marine electronics. All presentations will be at the Rockport Opera House on Tuesdays at 7 pm, in the downstairs meeting room (entrance on the right side of the building). For more information, call the library at 236-3642. The Rockport Public Library is located at 1 Limerock St. in Rockport and is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 5:30, and Wednesdays from 11 to 8. www.rockport.lib.me.us
Toughcats at Frontier
October 7, 2010: Brunswick The Toughcats Perform at Frontier With their unusual sound, a blend of old timey bluegrass, thoughtful indie rock, and classic pop twitches a la early Beatles, they bring their audience a best of both worlds scenario: timeless music that is at once unquestionably danceable and haltingly listenable. The feverish beats from Greenlaw are engulfing, and his energy captivating and the whole band provides vocals and lyrics that are self reflexive and without pretense. Fort Andross. 7pm. $10 adv $12 day of show. www.explorefrontier.com/schedule/music October 8 - 9, 2010: Searsport Searsport's Fling Into Fall Celebration Searsport's annual "Fling into Fall" celebration features two days of fun and activities for everyone. In addition to a parade, fireworks, a public breakfast and supper, hayrides, a candy hunt and children's field games, this year's event introduces new activities including an antique car show, a demonstration of Cowboy Action Shooting, and a concert of sea chanteys. All events except the shadowbox workshop are free. For more information, call 207-548-2529 or go to www.PenobscotMarineMuseum.org. The complete schedule of Searsport's Fling Into Fall events is at http://www.searsportme.net/docs/fling2010.pdf.
Ragged Mountain Festival
October 9 & 10, 2010: Camden 7th Annual Ragged Mountain Festival and Harvest Hootenanny Saturday, October 9th The Harvest Hootenanny will feature live bands, games and food all to benefit the West Bay Rotary Club and Five Town Communities that care. On October the 10th, the day will be filled with many activities for people of all ages including, a pancake breakfast, chairlift rides, pumpkin hunt, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, treasure hunt, fairy house building, off-road duathlon. Live entertainment from The Cause, a barbecue, races and more. 8 - 3 pm at the Camden Snow Bowl. For more information, visit: www.camdensnowbowl.com. October 9, 12, & 23, 2010: Wiscasset Celebrate Autumn all October at the Morris Farm Come celebrate the bounty of the season all October long at the Morris Farm. Start out with a delicious local foods breakfast featuring several varieties of apple on Saturday, October 9th from 8 - 10 am. Breakfast is just $8 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12 years old. Kids 4 and under eat free. Immediately following the breakfast, come on a guided tour of the Morris Farm barn, gardens and trails from 10 am - 12pm. The tour is free and suitable for all ages. We'll meet the barn animals and hike out to the yurt. The hike is moderate and takes an hour and a half. On Tuesday, October 12th, join gardener Sasha Kutsy for a lesson in Companion Planting and learn how to plan next year's garden to be its most efficient by planting complimentary varieties together to feed, nurture and ward off pests without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Finally, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 23rd, and start saving your apples now for our annual Cider Pressing and Harvest Supper. This all day event is the culmination of the hard work of the season. Cider pressing is free and folks can come by with their apples from 1 - 4 pm. Then at 5:30 join resident farmers Candee and Alan for a celebration of the harvest at our annual Harvest Supper. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited, please RSVP to 882-4080 or info@morrisfarm.org. Dinner will be sourced almost entirely from the Morris Farm with a few additions from other area farms. The Morris Farm is a nonprofit educational farm located at 156 Gardiner Rd. (Rt. 27 N.). The farm is open to the public 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. For more information about our October happenings or the farm in general, please visit us at www.morrisfarm.org or call 882-4080. October 10, 2010: Brunswick TEDx Dirigo With the same mission as the hugely successful and inspiring TED Conference held annually in Long Beach, CA, TEDx Dirigo is Maine's local TED-affiliated event. In spirit of the state motto, the event leads the way with ideas worth spreading from Maine’s brightest innovators and change-makers. As the event itself is the focus, the organizers see the true benefit evolving outside of the venue, sparking connections among idea shapers and resources. They hope this inaugural event will be a catalyst for positive change in the state, where new ideas are funded and supported for the greater good of all. www.tedxdirigo.com October 14, 2010: Owls Head Free Community Concert: Brett Moyer & Moxie Cove at the Owls Head Transportation Museum The Owls Head Transportation Museum will host its first Annual Community Celebration Concert featuring “The Global Cowboy”, internationally recognized singer-songwriter Brett Moyer of Nashville, Tennessee, and opening with The Moxie Cove Band, a traditional bluegrass band from Round Pond, Maine. This free event, open to all ages, includes door prizes, light refreshments, and an opportunity to view the Museum's exhibitions. 6 pm. www.owlshead.org October 14 - 17, 2010: Annapolis, MD United States Powerboat Show Now in its 39th year, the United States Powerboat Show, attracts more than 50,000 attendees. The show, the nation’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition, is just three days after the renowned United States Sailboat Show, October 7-11. Located in the quaint town of Annapolis, Maryland, the show features everything from luxurious motor yachts and trawlers to high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines. There are family cruisers, center consoles, inflatables and the world’s largest power catamaran section. Attendees will also find a wide selection of marine equipment, high-tech electronics, accessories, gear and related services such as boating lessons, rentals, insurance firms and lending institutions. www.usboat.com/us-powerboat-show/home
Son de Madera
October 16, 2010: Rockland Son de Madera Performs Live at the Rockland Strand Founded in1992 and endowed with an enormous talent for musical arrangements and tradition research, Son de Madera represents the leading success in the current Son Jarocho movement (a musical and dance genre from Veracruz, Mexico). Son de Madera's main objective is the diffusion of the Son Jarocho based on the research of the traditional music and the incorporation of new sounds that enrich this music. Tickets $15/advance, $18/day of show. 7:30 pm. http://rocklandstrand.com/detail.html?id=695 October 18, 2010: Falmouth Special Presentation: Mission Wolf at Maine Audobon's Gilsland Farm Do not miss this truly unique opportunity to meet live wolves. Mission Wolf is a remote sanctuary for wolves in the mountains of Colorado. Their rescue operation involves educating the public about the need for habitat protection and demystifying these often misunderstood animals. Two live gray wolves and a wolf/dog hybrid will be among us. Learn about the species through myths, folklore, and facts about their behavior, habitat, and restoration efforts. Children are encouraged to attend the earlier program. 2 programs: at 4 pm and 7 pm. $15/member; $20/non-member.20 Gilsland Farm Road. 207-781-2330; http://www.maineaudubon.org/explore/centers/gilsland.shtml
Maine's Sardine Industry, A Penobscot Marine Museum Conference
October 23 - 24, 2010: Searsport And Then There Were None – The Rise & Fall of Maine's Sardine Industry, A Penobscot Marine Museum Conference Within living memory, the sardine industry operated dozens of canneries in Maine and employed thousands catching, transporting, processing and selling the once-popular little herring. It's all gone now, and it's essential to understand the reasons for its growth and decline. Penobscot Marine Museum's 2010 History Conference will examine the history of the industry and its people. Of special importance, it will present valuable documentation and management-level reminiscences of the last days of the state's last cannery – the Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, which closed earlier this year. http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/archives/History-Conference-2010.html