WERU Community Calendar On Air

Fri, January 18th

Bar Harbor (Story Slam)
Words Unleashed! Story Slam "Well THAT Worked" Tell your true, first person story. Friday, January 18th, 7:00, Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St, Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245 or jesuplibrary.org.
Belfast (Film, Teen Activity)
Teen Movie Event: movie and pizza for teens ages 11-17. It’s Wonder (PG) on Friday, January 18th, 3:30 - 5:30, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Free, for more information: belfastlibrary.org or 338-3895.
Ellsworth (Concert)
Midday Concert with violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and pianist Anastasia Antonacos: Friday, January 18th, 1:00, Ellsworth Community Music Institute, 125 State St, Ellsworth. FMI: ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.
Bar Harbor (Story Slam)
Words Unleashed! Story Slam: Did something happen as you intended or did it take an unexpected turn? Maybe you found yourself muttering “well THAT worked” or maybe even screaming it. We want to hear that true, first-person story. Friday, January 18th, 7:00, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245 or jesuplibrary.org.
Bucksport (Film)
Tea With Dames: What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts. At the Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Friday and Saturday, January 18th & 19th,  at 6:00 and 7:45. FMI: oldfilm.org. NOTE: Due to the predicted weather, both Sunday screenings of Tea With Dames are cancelled. Please come Friday or Saturday at 6:00 & 7:45pm.
Camden (Live Music)
Wayne DeLano, award-winning saxophonist, and David Clarke, guitarist, perform at the Camden Opera House Blue Café . Don’t miss your chance to see and hear these talented musicians up-close and personal! Friday, January 18, 7:30, 29 Elm St. FMI: camdenoperahouse.com.
Camden (Games)
Camden Chess Club: Game play and instruction for all levels. Every Friday, 4:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Camden (Adult Story Hour)
Grown-Up Story Hour, we never outgrow listening to stories read aloud! Settle in the comfy chairs by the CD collection for a different story each week. Read by a rotating group of librarians and community members, every Friday morning, 11:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Belfast (Farmers Market)
Belfast Farmers' Market at our indoor winter location, Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Ave (Route 1), Belfast, every Friday, 9:00 – 1:00. Selection of fruits, vegetables, preserved foods, ready to eat or heat and serve meals, meats, dairy including cheeses and yogurt, honey and maple syrup, and baked goods. FMI: belfastfarmersmarket.org.

Sat, January 19th

Stockton Springs (Hike)
Hike-the-Guide: Main Stream Preserve in Stockton Springs. The Preserve’s easy 1.6 mile round-trip trail meanders through riparian habitat, dense fir forests, black cherry flood plains, grassy fields, and hemlock groves. Open to all ages and abilities. Saturday morning, January 19, 7:00 - 9:00. Register in advance at: info@coastalmountains.org, you’ll be notified if the hike is cancelled due to inclement weather. Directions: From Belfast, take Route 1 north 9.5 miles to Stockton Springs. At the flashing yellow light on Route 1, take a left on Harris Road. Follow Harris Road to the end and take a left on Old County Road. Take your first right onto Sherer Road and continue to the end. Please park on the left side of the road leaving enough room for vehicles to turn around.
Eastport (Talk)
Eastport Arts Center presents New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (pronounced “DA-BLAH-ZEE-OH”) with an informal talk, “Fifty Years After MLK: the Path to Progressive Change Today.” Saturday, January 19th, 3:00, 36 Washington St, Eastport. FMI: eastportartscenter.org.
Bucksport (Talk)
Tea With Dames: What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts. At the Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Saturday, January 19th , at 6:00 and 7:45.  FMI: oldfilm.org. NOTE: Due to the predicted weather, both Sunday screenings of Tea With Dames are cancelled. Please come Friday or Saturday at 6:00 & 7:45pm.
Ellsworth (Concert)
The Rugged will bring their smokey, backwoods, dance, rock n roll concoction to Fogtown Brewing,  Saturday January 19th,  25 Pine St. in Ellsworth.  Starting at 7:00.  370-0845 or fogtownbrewing.com for more info.
Jefferson (Workshops)
DaPonte String Quartet High School String Quartet Workshop: a  weekend-long workshop to aspiring high school string players. A Summer 2019 workshop in Jefferson, Maine, dedicated to the study of chamber music, its preparation and performance.Underwritten by an endowment, the workshop is covered at no cost to the student. All lodging, food and tuition costs are covered. An application form is due by June 15, and available at www.daponte.org.

Sun, January 20th

Rockland (Live Music)
Whitehead/Dean Group returns to FOG Bar and Cafe  with Mike Whitehead on trumpet/flugelhorn, Jason Dean on drums, Glen DuBose on bass, Mitch Markowitz on guitar. Music is Jazzy, Funky, Soulful. Sunday January 20th, 7:00 pm, 328 Main St, Rockland. FMI: mikeww@midcoast.com.
Bar Harbor (CANCELLED, Concert)
CANCELLED    Schubert's Winterreise (“The Winter Journey”). Concert performed by baritone Jeffrey Heyl and pianist Daniel Pyle. Free and open to all! Sunday, January 20th, 4:00, at St. Saviour's, 41 Mt. Desert St, Bar Harbor. Handicap accessible from the parking lot. FMI: music@stsaviours.me. Rescheduled for Sunday, February 24th, at 4:00.
Blue Hill (Live Music)
Axiom Brass, a quintet of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba, has traveled across the U.S. and around the world bringing their energetic style and creative interpretations to appreciative audiences. This dynamic quintet performs on Sunday, January 20th, 3:00 – 5:00 at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill Rd. FMI: westsprucehaarbor@gmail.com.
Bucksport (CANCELLED, Film)
Due to the predicted weather, both Sunday screenings of Tea With Dames are cancelled. FMI: oldfilm.org.
Waldoboro (Live Music Jam)
Attention lovers of Old Time bluegrass, classic country, and sea shanties! Come out to play (or listen) at our jam session. We are lucky to have a wonderful community of musicians in the midcoast area and we would love to have you join us. Every Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00, Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro. FMI: info@oddalewives.com.

Mon, January 21st

Carmel (Community Support)
Computer Cartridge and Bottle Drop Off: two ways to support the Simpson Memorial Library. If using the book drop, place cartridges in a zip lock bag or closed plastic bag; donations earn the Library points for supplies. There’s a bottle drop for returnables. Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Rd, Carmel. FMI: simpsonmemorial.org.
Belfast (Gathering)
Martin Luther King Day Candlelite Walk and Community Gathering:  Kirsten Daley will be the keynote speaker. Join the Candlelite Walk honoring  MLK, Monday, January 21st, at 4:30. Meet at the Belfast Post Office and walk to the sanctuary of the First Church, 55 Spring St. FMI: dscampc321@gmail.com.
Camden (Closed)
Camden Public Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. FMI: librarycamden.org.

Tue, January 22nd

Bar Harbor (Live Interview)
David Mallett live on WERU’s Front Porch Folk with host Charlie Pugh! In advance of his show at the Criterion Theater on Saturday, David will talk with Charlie about his music, where it’s taken him and what he’s doing now. Tuesday morning, January 22nd, 9:00 – 10:00, on WERU, 89.9, 99.9, or streaming on weru.org. FMI: weru.org.
Camden (Workshop)
Jumpstart January: Sketching with Ink and Watercolor. Heather Davis teaches beginner watercolor techniques. Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 - 8:30, at the Camden Public Library; materials fee, registration required. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Camden (Spanish Conversation)
Leer y Charlar: Read and Chat – entirely in Spanish! We’ll chat in Spanish about what we’re reading (books, magazines, etc.) and decide how to proceed. Bring ideas for future recommendations. Fluent speakers welcome, this Spanish language reading and conversation group meets on second and fourth Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Winter Harbor (Birding)
Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips: spend 3 hours exploring the Schoodic Peninsula in search of wintering birds. Join Bird Ecology Director, Seth Benz; meet at Schooner Commons on the Institute campus at 8:45, on Tuesdays, January 22 and 29. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars; spotting scope provided, bring your own if you wish. Register in advance at 288-1356.

Wed, January 23rd

Bar Harbor (Talk)
Intersectionality and Inclusion in Maine Politics and Policymaking with Marpheen Chann. Chann says that to make activism inclusive “is to recognize our blind spots and examine how privilege plays a role in how we look at both public policy and politics.” Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245 or jesuplibrary.org.
Bar Harbor (Pajama Story Time)
Come to Tea with Mr. Putter, Tabby and Me: A special Pajama Story Time Tea Party with Miss Mae. Come dressed in your pajamas and ready for a tea party! For kids four and older, Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:00, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: -288-4245.
Camden (Film)
CIFF Selects returns with festival favorite, Minding the Gap. The secret to growing up is that no one really knows what they’re doing. It's in the gap between childhood and adulthood that we find meaning for ourselves. Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00, Camden Opera House, Elm St, Camden. FMI: camdenoperahouse.com.
Southwest Harbor (Live Music Jam)
Wednesday Night Traditional Music Session: a traditional music session focusing on  Québécois and Celtic music. All acoustic instruments welcome. Every Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesday night, 6:30 - 9:00, Harbor House, Main St, Southwest Harbor. FMI: Ray, 244-8090 or Quebecabouche@gmail.com.
Blue Hill (Live Music)
Singer/Songwriter Tim Seely at the Barncastle Inn, 125 South St, Blue Hill, Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00. FMI: barn-castle.com.

Thu, January 24th

Bar Harbor (Talk)
Midwives and Safe Motherhood: Promoting Respectful Care of Women with certified nurse midwife Linda Robinson. Robinson spent two years living and working in Malawi, Africa teaching midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing, she’ll talk about her work to implement a model maternity ward. Thursday, January 24th, 7:00, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245 or jesuplibrary.org.
Palermo (Talk)
Brown-Tail Moth Talk with Eleanor Groden, Professor of Entomology. She’ll discuss the health hazards presented by brown-tail moths, and recommended management strategies of dealing with them. Thursday, January 24th, 6:30, at the Palermo Community Library, 2789 Route 3. FMI: palermo.lib.me.us.
Camden (Workshop)
Jumpstart January: Sketching with Ink and Watercolor. Sew Your Own Tote Bag. Amy Hand and Lindsay Pinchbeck lead this workshop on handmade tote bags, just in time for Camden’s bag ordinance to take effect! Materials provided, but feel free to bring favorite fabric if you wish. Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 – 8:00, at the Camden Public Library; materials fee, registration required. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Ellsworth (Open Mic)
Open Mic Night: Weekly Open Mic for folks age 21 and up. Full band setup provided, all music styles welcome. Thursday nights, 7:30 – close, Chummies in Ellsworth. FMI: chummies.me.

Fri, January 25th

Blue Hill (Film)
Killing Gaza, a documentary film on the 2014 Assault on Gaza. Focus on the effects of Israel's 2014 war against Hamas that cost over 2,200 lives. Friday, January 25th, 7:00 – 9:00, at Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill. FMI: 374-2357.
Bar Harbor (Talk and Slide Show)
Mongolian Adventure with Lois Maltais. Lois spent three weeks exploring the wild landscape of Mongolia, she’ll share stories of her adventures as well as pictures from her time in the country. Friday, January 25th, 7:00, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245 or jesuplibrary.org.
Camden (Games)
Camden Chess Club: Game play and instruction for all levels. Every Friday, 4:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Camden (Adult Story Hour)
Grown-Up Story Hour, we never outgrow listening to stories read aloud! Settle in the comfy chairs by the CD collection for a different story each week. Read by a rotating group of librarians and community members, every Friday morning, 11:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Belfast (Farmers Market)
Belfast Farmers' Market at our indoor winter location, Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Ave (Route 1), Belfast, every Friday, 9:00 – 1:00. Selection of fruits, vegetables, preserved foods, ready to eat or heat and serve meals, meats, dairy including cheeses and yogurt, honey and maple syrup, and baked goods. FMI: belfastfarmersmarket.org.
Jefferson (Workshops)
DaPonte String Quartet High School String Quartet Workshop: a  weekend-long workshop to aspiring high school string players. A Summer 2019 workshop in Jefferson, Maine, dedicated to the study of chamber music, its preparation and performance.Underwritten by an endowment, the workshop is covered at no cost to the student. All lodging, food and tuition costs are covered. An application form is due by June 15, and available at www.daponte.org.

Sat, January 26th

Belfast (Workshop)
Intuitive Painting Mini Workshop: Get in touch with your Creative Self through an insightful, nonjudgmental painting process that requires NO previous painting experience.   ALL materials provided. Group limited to 5. Saturday, January 26, 2:00 - 5:00, Belfast Center, 9 Field St. To reserve your spot: Silverserpentstudio@gmail.com. or 323-3667.
Bar Harbor (Live Music)
An Evening with David Mallett. David hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, and his Garden Song has become an American folk classic. On Saturday, January 26th, at 7:30, he’ll be at the Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St, Bar Harbor. FMI: criteriontheatre.org or 288-0829.
Bar Harbor (Contradance)
Contra Dance with Big Moose Band and Chrissy Fowler calling. Saturday, January 26th, starting at 6:30; from 6:30 to 7:30 there will be a free family dance; and then starting at 7:30 it will be a regular contra dance. At the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245 or jesuplibrary.org.
Liberty (Community Meal, Live Music)
Potluck and Variety Show at Water Street Learning Center: Warm your toes, share some food, and enjoy some music. Potluck begins at 5:00, with live music by the Liberty/Montville Youth Fiddlers, Thorn & Shout, The Newell Ladies, Tanner Willow, and more! Bring a dish to share and an instrument if you like. Saturday, January 26th, 5:00 – 9:00, Water Street Learning Center, 20 Water St, Liberty. FMI: waterstreetlearningcenter.org.
Blue Hill (Live Music)
“One More Saturday Night”, spirited renditions of standards from the Grateful Dead catalog and beyond. Saturday, January 26th, 6:00 – 8:00, at the Barncastle Inn, 125 South St, Blue Hill. FMI: barn-castle.com.
Belfast (Celebration)
Celebrate Scotland's most famous son at the Maine Celtic Celebration's annual Robert Burns Night. The event starts with an optional Scotch whisky tasting, followed by traditional food (including haggis), music, and poetry. Burns poetry and Scottish attire contests included.  Saturday, January 26th, 4:00 - 9:00, 125 South St, Spring St, Belfast. Tickets / info: mainecelticcelebration.com or Left Bank Books in Belfast.
Ellsworth (Live Music)
Fogtown Brewing Company presents a night of gypsy jazz with Downeast-based Minor Characters on Saturday, January 26th, 7:00; 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth. For more information, visit fogtownbrewing.com.
Camden (Book Club)
Simply Books: The Library’s book club for book lovers. No set reading list, just come discuss a current favorite! Saturday, January 26, 2:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.

Sun, January 27th

Montville (Class)
The Birthday of the Trees: Using shamanic experiential practices, participants will learn about a centuries old holiday and connect to spirits of trees with Susan Bakaley and Chris Marshall. Sunday, January 27th, 10:00 - 5:00, at The Thirteenth Moon Center, Montville. FMI: thirteenthmooncenter.com or 589-3063.
Carmel (Community Support)
Computer Cartridge and Bottle Drop Off: two ways to support the Simpson Memorial Library. If using the book drop, place cartridges in a zip lock bag or closed plastic bag; donations earn the Library points for supplies. There’s a bottle drop for returnables. Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Rd, Carmel. FMI: simpsonmemorial.org.
Sullivan (Benefit, Community Meal)
Souper Chili: Share a good meal with friends and neighbors and benefit the Sorrento Library. There will be a wide variety of foods with soup or chili, mac and cheese, casseroles, salads, rolls, desserts and beverages. Sunday, January 27th, 12:30 – 2:30, at the Sullivan Sorrento Recreation Center, 1776 US  Highway 1, Sullivan. FMI or to donate towards the food table: 422-2307.
Waldoboro (Live Music Jam)
Attention lovers of Old Time bluegrass, classic country, and sea shanties! Come out to play (or listen) at our jam session. We are lucky to have a wonderful community of musicians in the midcoast area and we would love to have you join us. Every Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00, Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro. FMI: info@oddalewives.com.
Camden (Talk)
From Chinese Streets to American Homes. Pete Fitzgerald and Allyson McKenna report on their work rescuing Golden Retrievers from China. A canine ambassador will be present for admiration. A Camden Conference Community Event Sunday, January 27, 2:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.

Tue, January 29th

Camden (Workshop)
Jumpstart January: The Art of the Handwritten Decorated Letter. Learn how to create beautiful and creative correspondence. Basic materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring favorite art-making and writing tools, and treasures such as photos, quotations, poems, stories and collage materials. Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 – 8:00, at the Camden Public Library; materials fee, registration required. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Camden (Talk)
Winter Horticulture Series Houseplants: Not Just the Usual Suspects. The Camden Garden Club hosts Dennis Milliken of Green Thumb Nursery; Tuesday, January 29, 10:00  at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Winter Harbor (Birding)
Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips: spend 3 hours exploring the Schoodic Peninsula in search of wintering birds. Join Bird Ecology Director, Seth Benz; meet at Schooner Commons on the Institute campus at 8:45, on Tuesday, January 29. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars; spotting scope provided, bring your own if you wish. Register in advance at 288-1356.

Wed, January 30th

Southwest Harbor (Discussion, Talk)
Maine AllCare: talk and panel discussion on universal health care for Maine. Learn more about Maine AllCare's efforts, progress, and how you can get involved. Wednesday, January 30th, 5:30 – 7:00, Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main St, Southwest Harbor. FMI: swhplibrary.org.
Southwest Harbor (Live Music Jam)
Wednesday Night Traditional Music Session: a traditional music session focusing on  Québécois and Celtic music. All acoustic instruments welcome. Every Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesday night, 6:30 - 9:00, Harbor House, Main St, Southwest Harbor. FMI: Ray, 244-8090 or Quebecabouche@gmail.com.
Blue Hill (Live Music)
Crosswinds, Kevin Campbell and Geoff Neal, perform folk, jazz stylings, classics, originals, and standards featuring vocal and instrumental music. Wednesday, January 30th, 6:00 – 8:00, at the Barncastle Inn, 125 South St, Blue Hill. FMI: barn-castle.com.

Thu, January 31st

Camden (Dance, Workshop)
Jumpstart January: Introduction to Social Partner Dance. Chris Sprague teaches basic steps to various dances. Thursday, January 31, 7:00 – 8:30, at the Camden Public Library; registration required. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Ellsworth (Open Mic)
Open Mic Night: Weekly Open Mic for folks age 21 and up. Full band setup provided, all music styles welcome. Thursday nights, 7:30 – close, Chummies in Ellsworth. FMI: chummies.me.
Jefferson (Workshops)
DaPonte String Quartet High School String Quartet Workshop: a  weekend-long workshop to aspiring high school string players. A Summer 2019 workshop in Jefferson, Maine, dedicated to the study of chamber music, its preparation and performance.Underwritten by an endowment, the workshop is covered at no cost to the student. All lodging, food and tuition costs are covered. An application form is due by June 15, and available at www.daponte.org.

Fri, February 1st

Camden (Games)
Camden Chess Club: Game play and instruction for all levels. Every Friday, 4:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Camden (Adult Story Hour)
Grown-Up Story Hour, we never outgrow listening to stories read aloud! Settle in the comfy chairs by the CD collection for a different story each week. Read by a rotating group of librarians and community members, every Friday morning, 11:00, at the Camden Public Library. FMI: librarycamden.org.
Belfast (Contradance)
Belfast Flying Shoes dances are every first Friday at the American Legion in Belfast. At 6:30pm, the Community Dance features Chrissy Fowler leading simple dances with the All Comers Band (open to all musicians.) At 8:00pm, the Contra Dance features Chrissy Fowler calling with music by the Gawler Family from Maine. Friday, February 1st, American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. Info: belfastflyingshoes.org, 338-0979, belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com.
Belfast (Farmers Market)
Belfast Farmers' Market at our indoor winter location, Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Ave (Route 1), Belfast, every Friday, 9:00 – 1:00. Selection of fruits, vegetables, preserved foods, ready to eat or heat and serve meals, meats, dairy including cheeses and yogurt, honey and maple syrup, and baked goods. FMI: belfastfarmersmarket.org.