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Sat, January 21st - Fri, January 27th
Women's March on Maine: political theater "Humpty Trumpty sat on a wall..." Can’t make the Women's March in Washington DC? Consider joining in some political theater to emphasize Maine's beacon of welcome for immigrants, refugees and other women. Saturday, January 21st, 10:00 – 12:00, Cross Building, Maine State House, 111 Sewell St., Augusta. FMI: Lisa 399-7623.
Mon, January 23rd
Maine Farmers’ Market Convention at the Alfond Campus of Kennebec Valley Community College on Sunday, January 29th. Market vendors, managers, and volunteers from across the state will convene for the conference, the theme of which is “Taking the Lead.” Registration to the convention closes January 26th, FMI or to register: 487-7114 or mainefarmersmarkets.org.
Bean Supper at the Mount Desert Island High School on Monday, January 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00. Community bean bakers will present delicious versions of this classic New England staple, accompanied by brown bread, coleslaw, mustard pickles, rolls, meats and a selection of cookies. The Barn Family Band will provide the dinner music. After dinner, architectural historian Brad Emerson will examine shifting notions of place on Mount Desert Island in a slide show and lecture titled, "A Sense of Place: Changes and Constants." FMI: 276-9323 or mdihistory.org.
Trump Supporters and Non-Supporters Against Hate Crimes and Discrimination: a discussion/support group to find common ground for Trumpsupporters and non-supporters. Monday, January 23rd, 6:30 –8:00,Belfast Library, Abbot Room. Facilitated by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., FMI: email@example.com or 223-0052.
Tue, January 24th
Want to practice a foreign language? Several language tables meet every week on Tuesday at the Belfast Coop in the Café for an hour’s conversation over coffee. Spanish and Italian tables gather at 10:00, French table at 11:00, and German and Swedish tables 12:00. All are welcome.
Photographer Bob Thayer takes the audience on a visual journey of two dramatic countries down under, New Zealand and Australia. At the Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday, January 24, 5:30. FMI: 244-7065.
Wed, January 25th
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands has announced that campground reservations for the 2017 season will open for Sebago State Park on February 1 and for all state parks on February 6. For reservations and more info: 624-9950 9:00 – 4:00 business days or campwithme.com.
New Shades of Blue performing jazz, blues, reggae, original music, and classical guitar at MacLeod's in Bucksport Wednesdays in December and January, 5:00 - 7:30. FMI: MacLeod’s at 944-9349.
The Future of the Graham Lake Dam and the Union River: If you live, fish, hunt, or boat on Graham Lake and love the Upper Union River, your voice matters and you are encouraged to attend this public forum. Wednesday, January 25th, 6:00, at the Waltham Town Office, 1525 Waltham Road. FMI: 483-4336 or mainesalmonrivers.org.
Thu, January 26th
National Geographic Bee for 4th to 8th grade homeschoolers at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday January 26th, 10:30 - 12:30. The winner of the bee will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination that will determine who will compete at the state level. FMI: 374-5515.
Broadband Capacity on the Blue Hill Peninsula: discussion to be led by Butler Smythe. How internet service affects home values; working and recreating from home; and establishing scalable business opportunities in the area. At the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday January 26th, 7:00. FMI: 374-5515.
Je Suis Russiaa short documentary by independent filmmaker Regis Tremblay of Brunswick. Tremblay’s short film plays like a travel documentary and a 60 Minutes revelation. The film provides a window into a Russia that is far removed from the small, backward and weak country recently characterized by President Obama. At the Belfast Free Library Thursday, January 26th, 7:00 – 9:00. Sponsored by the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group, free and open to the public. FMI: 691-0322.
Fri, January 27th
This winter, the State of Maine is participating in a special weekend to provide enhanced opportunity for snowmobilers. Tri-State Snowmobile Weekend: January 27th – 29th,allows all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in those states. FMI: mesnow.com/.
The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is now accepting submissions for the 2nd annual juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. IMFF accepts documentary films on a broad range of maritime subjects. Submissions may be made online only, submission deadline is midnight, June 1, 2017. To submit or FMI:maritimefilmfestival.com.
It’s Fantastic Mr. Fox for the January Inklings Book and Movie Club at the Blue Hill Public Library. Inklings, for kids 8 years old and up, explore stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. They meet on the last Saturday-of-the-month, January 28th, at 2:00. There will be tasty snacks (NOT paté filled donuts!), fox worthy prizes, and THE most fantastic craft you have ever seen. Seriously. Copies of the book are available to be checked out now at the library. FMI: 374-5515.
Manchester by the Sea: An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. At The Alamo in downtown Bucksport, January 27-29, Friday & Saturday 6:00 & 8:40, and Sunday 2:00 with open captions & 6:00. FMI: oldfilm.org.