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Maine Events - June 2010

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Maine In America
June 26, 2010: Rockland Maine In America Celebration and Summer Gala at the Farnsworth The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine's role in American art with a Summer Gala honoring Alex Katz on June 26, for which S. Donald Sussman and Hon. Chellie Pingree has signed on as the lead sponsors. Cocktails and viewing of the exhibition "Alex Katz: New Work" and evening of dining and dancing on the grounds of the Farnsworth. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 207-596-6457 ext. 143 or email

Make Way for Ducklings CoverMake Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
June 1 - July 17, 2010: Boothbay Harbor Robert McCloskey: From the Drawing Board to the Page at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens In this exhibit of works on loan from the May Massee Collection at Emporia State University in Kansas, see how Robert McCloskey transformed his initial sketches for beloved children’s books – Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings, Burt Dow Deep-Water Man, One Day in Maine, and A Time of Wonder – into the final paintings and drawings for their covers and pages. This is the first time most of the work has been shown in public. You’ll be charmed and delighted as you explore the making of these wonderful books. Free admission. Kerr Hall, Visitor Center. June 5 - 6, 2010: Lincolnville Maine Home+Design Midcoast Show at Point Lookout
Maine Home Design Show
Come out in support of Maine's creative economy, as architects, builders, landscape designers, interior designers, kitchen suppliers, artists, food purveyors, and more will be represented in over 100 booths. This show is a must for people interested in any aspect of building, remodeling, and enjoying their homes. Sponsored by J.C. Stone, Inc; A.E. Sampson & Son; Cellardoor Vineyard; Solaris; Breakwater Design & Build; Landmarc; Kathadin Cedar Log Homes; Camden National Bank; The CRL Chamber of Commerce; The Maine Contractors & Builders Alliance; and the Union Area Chamber of Commerce.Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4. Adults $10, Children under 12 Free. June 5, 2010: Stonington World Ocean Day Festival 2010 at Old Quarry Ocean Day is celebrated around the world every year on June 8th. Old Quarry is proud to be the venue for a World Ocean Day celebration in Maine at their beautiful oceanfront facility and participate in a weekend, family-oriented, festival of outdoor activities, education and fun to honor our planet's oceans. Old Quarry is committed to helping protect the ocean in our own backyard and raise awareness of how critical a role the ocean plays in all of our lives. Saturday, 9:30 am - 7:30 pm. General admission is free.
Benefit for Animal Refuge
June 10, 2010: Portland The Refuge - Cocktail Party & Art Auction to benefit Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland The Refuge - Cocktail Party & Art Auction is the one event dedicated to raising money to provide quality medical care to the animals of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARL). Every year, the ARL takes in more than 4,000 stray, abandoned or owner surrendered pets from 15 communities, many of whom require medical treatment. Following last year’s inaugural event, this year is sure to be even better, featuring great music, fantastic food, amazing art and much more from local artists and businesses within our community. The Portland Company is home to the event - an open loft space where guests can mingle, enjoy cocktails and hors d’ouevres while perusing the silent auction – bidding to collect unique works of art and other items that will support animals in need. 5:30 - 9:00 pm. 58 Fore St. June 10, 2010: Rockland An Evening of Free Sailing and Boating in Rockland Harbor - Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop The Apprenticeshop opens its doors and shores to invite the public for an evening of free sailing and rowing on Rockland Harbor. Visitors will have the opportunity to try a variety of small boats and tour all three floors of the boatbuilding shop. Between boat rides, a campfire on the beach and toasting marshmallows for s’mores round out this fun-for-the-whole-family program. No prior experience required, life jackets will be available and visitors will be matched with experienced yachtsmen. Those interested should come dressed for the weather. The event is part of the monthly series, Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop with a special gathering time of 6:00 pm. The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship, is located at 643 Main Street in Rockland, and offers a variety of courses for both adults and children in boatbuilding and sailing. For more information, visit
Benefit for Animal Refuge
June 10 - 13, 2010: Mount Desert Island, SW Harbor & Bar Harbor The 11th Acadia Birding Festival Acadia's birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine while exploring Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons at an active breeding site in Acadia National Park. A combination of lectures, walks, and adventures will connect you to Downeast Maine’s many bird species, diverse habitats and local birding experts. June 12, 2010: Rockport Ned Kyle Annual Boat Auction to benefit The Penobscot Bay YMCA Do you have a boat, motor or trailer that is taking up space on your lawn or in your garage? Are you tired of paying winter storage fees for a boat you barely use anymore? Have you replaced an old boat with a newer model? If you have such a boat and would like to support the YMCA as a place that reaches out to teens, where children discover themselves, families gather and is a social center for seniors, consider donating it to the Penobscot Bay YMCA for their Annual Boat Auction. 9:00 am registration, 10:00 am auction begins. Contact: Becky Flanagan at the YMCA at 207-236-3375. June 12, 2010: Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous The "Pirate Rendezvous" features the Mystic Pirates of the Damariscotta taking over the town at noon and remaining until 5 p.m., when they will fade back into history, with the dual purpose of finding their lost treasure and helping to avoid the shortage of gifts and food experienced by Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes this past Christmas season. Events will include the pirates arriving by boat, "rampaging" through a Pirate Bazaar at Schooner Landing, and then "pillaging" the in-town area. Accompanying them will be musicians, re-enactors, story-tellers and other entertainers who will circulate throughout the in-town area. Children will be able to enjoy a variety of games at the Pirate Bazaar and other activities throughout the in-town area beginning at 10:00 am. Damariscotta Waterfront and Main Street. For more information, contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 or
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June 12-13, Rockland Hunt Days at Trident Yacht Basin Come join the crew from Hunt Yachts and local Hunt agent Yachting Solutions at Trident Yacht Basin on the Rockland waterfront. The event runs Saturday and Sunday June 12-13, and focuses on sea trials of current models of Hunt Yachts. A good number of Hunts are scheduled to be available for sea trials (captains included if need be). There will be three Surfhunters present: a center-console 25, a soft-top 25, and a hard-top 33. The Harrier 25 and 29 will also be at the docks, as well as a selection of pre-owned Hunt vessels. All are welcome – Hunt fans old and new, current and prospective Hunt owners, plus owners of Hunt-built or Hunt-designed boats from the past 50-some years. So fire up your Surfhunter, Concordia, classic 1970s Hiliner, or even that 13-foot Boston Whaler, and cruise on over to Rockland Harbor to see what Hunt Yachts is up to these days. "It's a great opportunity to see and experience first-hand the Hunts you might have seen earlier at the boat shows," said Bill Morong of Yachting Solutions, "but this weekend you can actually get out on the ones you like." Event hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. RSVP to:, or call 207-236-8100 to register for the free event. June 17, 2010: Rockport Cellardoor Vineyard Presents The 3nd Annual Pop the Cork Celebration Join Cellardoor Winery for its 3rd annual Pop the Cork Celebration, as this multi-venue event benefits Bay Chamber Concerts while celebrating food, wine, music, and art. Enjoy live music by grammy-nomninated Oleta Adams along with performances by Secret Service and local sensations, Gruopo Esperanza and Line of Force. Savor food and wine pairings featuring Spanish tapas & a raw oyster bar created by Lani Temple of Megunticook Market in Camden and be dazzled by Performance art by Madgirl World Meredith Alex. There are sure to be plenty of extra surprises including the unveiling of Cellardoor Winery's latest Artist Series Release. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds benefit Bay Chamber Concerts. To purchase tickets please call 207-763-4478 or visit
Bjorn Runquist paintingBjörn Runquist painting,
Hayfields in South Thomaston, 2007
June 19, 2010: Thomaston A Celebration of the St. George River The Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) will raise funds for their efforts with A Celebration of the St. George River at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. This major fundraising event will support GRLT’s conservation projects from Montville near the river’s headwaters to its estuary in Port Clyde. The event will offer activities to highlight some of the main conservation themes for the St. George River. A tour of the Lyman-Morse facility led by Cabot Lyman will focus on the economic vitality along the river corridor. Dr. Arthur Spiess, state archaeologist, will discuss life along the river thousands of years ago as revealed in recently discovered artifacts. A boat tour narrated by Don Reimer will showcase the river’s natural habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and other wildlife. Guests at this gala event will be treated to a summer buffet of local foods, wine and beer, and music by Tom Judge, Susan Groce, and the Occasionals. Tickets for the celebration are $75 and must be purchased by June 10th. GRLT will raffle a Björn Runquist painting, Hayfields in South Thomaston, 2007. Only 35 tickets for $100 each will be sold for this beautiful original 25” x 25” oil on canvas painting. In addition, fifteen distinctive wooden waterfowl decoys from a private collection will be offered through silent auction to support conservation of farms, forests, and wildlife habitat. Please contact GRLT to purchase tickets for the event and the painting raffle at 594-5166 or online at
2010 Wooden Boat Show
June 25 - 27, 2010: Mystic, CT The 19th Annual WoodenBoat Show The three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for everyone, from wooden boat enthusiasts, and marine history buffs, to the dreamers who just want to look and listen vicariously to the adventures and experiences of others. One admission price gains access to all the boat show displays and activities of the WoodenBoat Show and Mystic Seaport. The Show presents traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats of every type: cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells, and racing boats of all kinds. Some represent centuries of evolution and traditional application while others have been developed to take advantage of today's technologies in adhesives and coatings. In addition to beautiful boats, this unique celebration of craftsmanship, ingenuity and beauty features more than 150 exhibitors showcasing products and services for all aspects of the marine industry. Additional activities include exhibitor demonstrations, workshops by industry experts, boat trials and interactive family activities. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue.
Maine In America Art Exhibition
June 26, 2010: Rockland Maine In America Celebration and Summer Gala at the Farnsworth The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine's role in American art with a Summer Gala honoring Alex Katz on June 26, for which S. Donald Sussman and Hon. Chellie Pingree has signed on as the lead sponsors. Cocktails and viewing of the exhibition "Alex Katz: New Work" and evening of dining and dancing on the grounds of the Farnsworth. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 207-596-6457 ext. 143 or email
Taste of the Nation
June 27, 2010: Portland Maine’s Taste of the Nation to benefit the children of Maine A hugely popular annual food and wine event in southern Maine, Taste of the Nation, presented by Share Our Strength Southern Maine, includes Maine’s best chefs and restaurants paired with dozens of wines, spirits and beers. Taste of the Nation is a gourmet grazing event organized by volunteers of Share Our Strength Southern Maine. This 5th Annual Taste of the Nation and will be held at the Leavitt & Parris Tent Pavilion on the grounds of Ocean Gateway International Marine Terminal. Dance under the stars along Portland’s waterfront.Prices are inclusive of food, beverages and dancing. Tickets are available online only at 100% of Taste of the Nation ticket revenue stays in Maine to fight childhood hunger. Ticket revenue, donations from guests and other funds raised are awarded to four organizations working with children in Maine. 3 - 8pm.

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