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Wed, February 22nd
"Ballot Questions in Maine: Whose Initiatives Are They?" A public conversation sponsored by the League of Women Voters – Downeast: at Pat's Pizza in Ellsworth on Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 - 7:00. Former Sen. Jill Goldthwaite, Sen. Brian Langley, and Rep. Louie Luchini will attend. Light snacks will be served; beverages will be available for purchase. FMI: lwvme.org.
Great Decisions: a foreign policy discussion series at the Blue Hill Public Library. Each meeting begins with a short topical documentary followed by a lively group discussion. Participants receive a briefing book with background information and thought-provoking topical questions. Wednesdays, February 22nd to April 12th, 6:00 – 8:00. Free but registration is required and limited: bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Beaver Ecology Talk: Beaver expert, inventor and entrepreneur Skip Lisle of Beaver Deceivers International will speak on how to install deceivers and other devices designed to protect human infrastructure, wetlands and beavers. At Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Wednesday, February 22th, 6:00 – 8:00. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org or 389-5150.
Thu, February 23rd
“The Myths and Realities of Authoritarianism and Economic Development: Stories From East Asia,” Kristin Vekasi, Professor of Political Science.Thursday, February 23rd, 12:30-1:45, in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono. FMI: 581-3860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help with Medicare or Social Security? Join Grady Stephenson, Volunteer Community Service Specialist from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, for individual consultations on MaineCare, Social Security and Medicare. Thursday, February 23, 1:00 - 3:30, on the first floor of the Sussman Building at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. FMI: 374-3257.
First Degree: nationally-acclaimed documentary showcasing true stories of the triumphs that education brings to prisoners. Q & A to follow. Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00, Bates College, Room G52 , Pettengill Hall on Alumni Walk off College St, Lewiston. FMI: 729.0043.
Want to reduce kitchen waste and save money? Join the discussion based on the book, The Waste Free Kitchen Handbook: a guide to eating well and saving money by wasting less food, by Dana Gunders. The discussion, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast (UUCB), is on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 at the Common House of the Eco-Village, 25 Village Drive off the Edgecomb Road. FMI: uubelfast.org/.
Fri, February 24th
Concert for Contemplation in solidarity with Anoush Moazzeni. Friday, February 24th, 4:00, IMRC Center, Stewart Commons, UMaine, Orono. Free, FMI: nbaldrich.com.
Trolls Movie at the Stockton Springs Community Library! Wear your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed animal and pillow. Movie snacks will be served , the event is free and all are welcome. Friday, February 24th at 6:30. FMI: 567-4147 or stocktonspringslibrary.org.
Last Friday Coffee House at Hammond Hall with Chris Gray and Friends: an evening Celtic music and song featuring the timeless sounds of uilleann bagpipes, Irish whistles, and harp. Friday, February 24th, 7:00, at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St, Winter Harbor. FMI: schoodicartsforall.com or 963-2569.
Take a glimpse into a future where the past is whatever you want it to be. Marjorie Prime ushers us into the mid-twenty-first century where 85-year-old Marjorie lives out the last stage of her life both haunted and charmed by the past. At the Stonington Opera House, Friday, February 24th at 7:00 and Sunday, February 26th at 2:00. FMI: operahousearts.org or 367-2788.
Shooting Star by Steven Dietz: to be performed by the Midcoast Actor's Studio. February 24th – 26th, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, and Sunday at 4:00, at the Capt. Albert Stevens Elementary School, 31 Elementary Ave, Belfast. FMI: MidcoastActors.org, or call 370-7592.
Sat, February 25th
Roast Turkey Dinner with all the fixings - mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Caesar salad, roll, and homemade pies. The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, Saturday, February 25th, 5:00 to 6:30. The church, located across from the Ellsworth police department on Church Street, is handicap accessible from the State Street entrance. FMI: 669-2028.
Blake Rosso Band at the Southwest Harbor American Legion Hall on Saturday, February 25th, 5:00 – 7:00. FMI: 266-2733.
Music@Dusk: Jazz Trio Peter and Will Anderson and guitarist Alex Wintz, at Union Hall in Rockport on Saturday, February 25th, 6:00. FMI: baychamberconcerts.org.
Sun, February 26th
Resistance Corner: Local groups, bring your signs of RESISTance to the corner of High and Main Streets, Belfast. Every Sunday, 12:00 – 1:00.