2010 Season Events Calendar
Dear Friends, Welcome to our new Local 2010 Events Calendar! We have compiled a list of local events both at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute on our inn property and at locations within five to fifteen minutes of the inn as a resource for our local community and our guests to enjoy! We are excited to share our good news with you – we are honored to have received the Gulf of Maine Council’s Visionary Award. Continuing with the goal of supporting and promoting the arts and sciences, we invite you to join us for this year line up of events on our beautiful Schoodic Peninsula. Please feel free to contribute to our local events listing by emailing Oceanside Meadows Inn at firstname.lastname@example.org with an event you would like us to add to our calendar. Thank you for your collaboration!
We wish to thank all of the patrons, friends, artists, musicians, scientists, actors and lecturers that have made these environmental and cultural activities possible in this magnificent part of the Maine coast. We hope that this new lineup of events will entertain, amuse, and enrich you this summer season. The Schoodic Peninsula area is a wonderful place to experience a collection of varied, engaging programs that are an important part of our community life and are right on our doorstep.
June 2010 Events
Friday, June 11th, 7:00Schoodic area events-Mainepm. Pianist Deiran Manning at Hammond Hall. Eighteen year old pianist, and Gouldsboro resident, Deiran Manning, will perform works by JS Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. Manning, a former student of Win Pusey in Brooklin, was recipient of the Ira Gershwin Prize and winner of the Bradshaw-Buono International Piano Competition in 2008 and 2009 and the La Arts Concerto Competition in 2010. Tickets are $15 for adults, and free for kids under 12. For more information contact email@example.com.
Thursday, June 17th, 7:30pm. A Journey Through the Moths of 3 National Parks with Brian Scholtens (College of Charleston) at the Humboldt Field Research Institute. As major herbivores in forest systems, moths are an important link in these ecosystems. Over the last decade surveys have been underway in several different national parks, including Great Smoky Mountains NP, Congaree NP and Acadia NP. These efforts are rewarding for the scientistsand park managers. They provide important distribution and phenological data and practical data for informing management decisions. We have found that these surveys always result in surprising and interesting discoveries.For descriptive flyers about each lecture, an updated schedule of upcoming lectures and other events at Eagle Hill, or directions for getting here, visit our website at www.eaglehill.us. For more information, you may also call us at 546-2821 or, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 19th, BENT by Martin Sherman (Adult)- Play readings presented by the Schoodic Arts Meetinghouse Theatre Lab.Noon – we start rehearsal. (Some may start earlier.) That evening – we perform for the audience at 7pm! All are welcome to participate. Join us! It is a good way to find out more about MHTL, what we do, learn about tech, etc. BENT- by Martin Sherman, Directed by Cynthia Thayer. This classic play was first produced in 1979, and was an important milestone in the public’s awareness of gay issues. It follows the story of a gay man in Nazi Germany – dealing first with social oppression and then with the cruelty of a concentration camp. Man’s inhumanity to man can go down some very dark roads. FMI email@example.com
Sunday, June 20th, 5:00pm. Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $18.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 7:30pm. The Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening. Admission: $12.
Darthia FarmThursday, June 24th, 10am-12:00pm. Cooking Greens Workshop. At Darthia Farm. Cynthia will give you a tour of our greens gardens followed by a cooking demonstration and workshop using kale, Swiss chard, spinach, radishes, bok choi, perhaps some wild greens, and others. Then we’ll have a fabulous lunch of all the greens with a glass of local Bartlett wine. $25.00 (all workshop prices include materials).
Chapter Two Gallery-Corea MaineTuesday, June 22nd & Wednesday, June 23rd , 10am-3pm. “Mastering Pastels and the Maine Landscape” at Chapter Two Gallery, Corea.This two day workshop will focus on techniques pioneered by Degas, Chardin and Cassat. Using chalk pastels, students will perfect layering techniques and application skills to create optical mixtures, achieve depth and realize brilliant effects. Special emphasis will be placed on exploring color in nature, focusing on the varied tones and hues that combine, contrast and compliment to give coastal Maine its distinct appearance. Students will create and critique pastel works on location, capturing the natural landscapes of Corea, Maine. Workshop is $160 and limited to 12 students.
Sunday, June 27th, 5:00pm. Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $18.
Thursday, June 24 & Friday, June 25, 10am -3pm. “Capturing the Color of Downeast Maine” at Chapter Two Gallery with Nina Weiss. In this intensive two day workshop, students will work plein-aire studying the inspirational landscapes around the peaceful harbor village of Corea. Emphasis will be on rendering the forms of the landscape, using line and gesture, and expanding the use of color in landscapes. Students will begin with compositional sketches and progress to works in the color medium of their choice. Workshop is $160 and limited to 12 students. Lunch will be on location and participants should plan accordingly. Light refreshment will be provided by Chapter Two at the beginning and end of each day. Recommended materials list are available. To register, or for further information on the workshops, local accommodations or other questions, contact Chapter Two.
Dale RobinFriday, June 25th, 7:30pm show, 6:30 door. Dale Robin Goodman at the Last Friday Coffee House- Hammond Hall. Dale Robin is familiar to Coffeehouse audiences as a member of Mom’s Home Cooking. Returning as a solo performer, she will showcase her repertoire of love songs, songs of work and hard times, old time blues, songs of optimism and thoughtful intent, and an occasional sing-a-long. Her optimism and warmth shine through her music and are present in her anecdotes about her life growing up in Brooklyn, living with comically ageing parents and raising hilariously offbeat children. Suggested donation $10.00
July 2010 Events
Thursday, July 1st, 10am to Noon – Darthia Farm: Working with Wool. An introduction to carding, spinning, and making felt. We’ll prepare wool grown on the farm, learn to make and spin on a CD drop spindle, and learn the principles of felting. You will leave with some yarn you have spun and the knowledge to develop your skills. $25.00
Thursday, July 1st , 7:30pm. Come and enjoy a benefit for Children of the Forest, Home and School for Children in Sangkhlaburi Thailand at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences. Local traveler Carl Johnson will be reflecting on his recent aid missions to Thailand and Wendilee Heath O’Brien will play the O koto, a Japanese harp. A debilitating auto accident in 1995 led to Carl’s being able to effectively touch the lives of many less fortunate. Beginning with the Indian Ocean tsunami on Christmas Eve of 2004 until current, he has provided assistance to many with a hands on approach. Come and learn about Thailand, you too will be touched as he was. Johnson is a formally trained chef with an extensive background in leadership roles. He moved to the Schoodic area with his family in 1989 to “retire.” Since retirement he has kept busy with developing a lodging facility, The Fisherman’s Inn restaurant in Winter Harbor, and most recently the rapidly expanding Grindstone Neck of Maine Smokehouse and Gourmet Food Distribution Company. Though Wendilee Heath O’Brien’s profession is in the visual arts, her first medium for creative exploration was music. While teaching in Japan, Wendilee studied O koto. O koto is a 13 stringed harp made from ‘kiri’ a wood good for neither building nor burning.
Consequently, the much treasured kimonos were stored inside this instrument. O is honorific, koto is the actual name of the instrument. Similar forms of this instrument can be found through out the far East. Its main tuning is closest to western aeolian minor. Wendilee’s instruction included classical lessons which required listening to then repeating the patterns her teacher would play. However, she was blessed to have landed in a school the head of which, the Gureato Teacha, allowed her instructor to teach her how to read music. Critical to an aesthetic performance is not only the quality of sound, but also the movements of the player. For example, there is one which must simulate the unfolding of a fan. The kimono and all its intricate accoutrement were given to Wendilee by her Japanese host family. It is from Tohoko, or Northern Japan an area very similar to the Schoodic Peninsula Admission is free with all donations going to support Children of the Forest, Home and School for Children in Sangkhlaburi Thailand. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel: (207) 963 5557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 4th 5:00pm. Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $18.
Monday, July 5th at 7:30pm Gouldsboro Historical Society Museum, Presentation: Memories and Life of Fred Ashe, Jones Pond and environs in 1930’s and 1940’s. Presented by Mary Lou Hodge. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 7th at 10:30am “Bugs” Laptime Story Hour with Mary Beth Dorsey! Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147) . Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 7th , 7:30pm. The Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening. Admission: $12.￼
Thursday, July 8th, Full Day Flute Making Workshop followed by 7:30 pm evening concert with Nipmuc Native Flute-Maker and Flute-player Hawk Henries. Experience original music from a variety of flutes, didgeridoo and Mbira. Hawk also enjoys sharing stories and humour that remind us of what Life has to offer. He has presented at venues such as ‘The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’; ‘Smithsonian’s National Meuseum of the American Indian’; and ’Harvard Medical School Graduation’. ” I believe all who experience his words, music and presence will feel his honesty and understand who he is while coming away with a sense that we each have something to offer. I highly recommend Hawk Henries to speak at any engagement that is looking for depth, humour, entertainment and a sense of beauty that can only come from the heart” -David J. Hanc MS.E.d.~ Presentations on Tolerance . Workshop reservations are required. For details please call or visit us online at www.oceaninn.com and see more details about the workshop at http://www.hawkhenries.com/content/public-work-workshops Concert reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the Innstitute at (207) 963-5557 or email email@example.com. Concert Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Friday, July 9th at 7pm, Pops, Pepin and Celeste at Hammond Hall! An enticing, enchanting, exciting blend of folk, blues, and world music. Carl Karush, Pepin Mittelhauser , and Celeste Mittelhauser present a wide range of musical styles including folk and world music, blues, a capella and more. Carl, an older and familiar face at Schoodic Arts musical and theater events, joined forces the last few years with the very talented Pepin and Celeste. All three have been singing and playing instruments (guitar, mandolin, accordion, percussion, drums etc.) for most of their respective lives. Tickets are $15 for adults, and free for kids under 12. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 10th at 7pm, Rockefeller Hall: Its Background and Its Future presentation by Rebecca Cole-Will.
Rebecca Cole-Will, cultural resources program manager at Acadia National Park, will present the July Second Saturday lecture at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Education and Resource Center. She will provide a historical background to the significance of the 1935 Rockefeller building based on recent research, describe how the NPS manages historic buildings, and outline the National Register of Historic Places documentation process. Rockefeller Hall, also known as the Apartment Building, and the associated power house, are two of three surviving historic buildings on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus from the original U.S. Naval Radio Station facility at Schoodic Point. The buildings have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for their unique architecture and historic association with John D. Rockefeller and his conservation work at Acadia National Park. The three-story Rockefeller building, designed by Grosvenor Atterbury, will be renovated in the coming year. Preliminary plans for the renovation include bringing the structure up to current fire and safety codes, a welcome center on the first floor of the building, staff offices, and living space for visiting researchers. The Second Saturday Lectures are open to the public and are sponsored by the Schoodic Committee of Friends of Acadia, Acadia National Park, and Acadia Partners for Science and Learning. For more information, please call 288-1339.
Sunday, July 11th 5:00pm. Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: A Memorial Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $18.
Tuesday, July 13th at 7pm The Milbridge Historical Society Night at the Museum series presents: Jean Holmes “Jaffa American Colony.” The 1866 transoceanic tale of 35 families and the resulting Maine Friendship House museum, “Jaffa American Colony,” is told by Jean Holmes on July 13. Built in 1866 by the Mark T. Wentworth family and restored in 2002 by Jean and Reed Holmes, this wooden house was brought from Maine on the sailing vessel the Nellie Chapin, along with 35 families and their wooden houses. They established the American Colony in Jaffa. Refreshments to follow and the lectures are, as always, free and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 14th at 10:30am, ‘Sea Creatures’ Laptime Story Hour with Mary Beth Dorsey! Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147) . Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 14th , 7:30pm. The Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening. Admission: $12.
Thursday July 15th 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Writing Jump-Start - Do you love to write but don’t know where to start? Cynthia will present some exercises to get your writing juices flowing. We’ll write about the gardens. We’ll try some fiction. And you should leave here with some great ideas and beginnings for future memoirs, essays, and stories. $25.00
Thursday, July 15th, 7:30pm. An evening with award-winning historian Neil Rolde at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences. Rolde will speak about his new book “Maine In the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who Went Away”. From its earliest beginnings, the land that became Maine produced adventurous inhabitants who went outside its boundaries to do interesting things that sometimes made them famous or even infamous. The inspiration for this book came from the tiny Pacific island of Kosrae in Micronesia, where Brewer native and Bangor Theological Seminary graduate the Reverend Galen Snow converted all of the natives to Christianity, and Portlander Harry Skillins left a record as a vicious pirate and who sired a line of descendants by native women. Others in these twenty chapters are far better known, such as poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna St. Vincent Millay, opera singer Lillian Nordica, and Hollywood movie director John Ford. But whether it is Woolwich’s Sir William Phips, the wilderness shepherd boy who went to sea and found a Spanish treasure and was knighted by the king of England, or Brunswick’s Asa Simpson, the forty-niner who built a lumber and shipping empire in Oregon, or John Frank Stevens of West Bath, the noted engineer who made the Panama Canal possible, or Franklin County’s Mark Walker, a 1930′s radical during the Great Depression, these stories, varied as they are, provide a continuous range of Mainers’ contributions to the world at large. Told chronologically from the time of pre-history Indians in Maine, they end in the present with a look at our current connections overseas and at several Maine women who have dedicated their lives to helping the poor in Central and South America. A former legislator and an award-winning historian, Neil Rolde is the author of Continental Liar from the State of Maine: James G. Blaine; Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians; The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands, and many other books. Admission is free with all donations going to support a charity of Rolde’s choice. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel: (207) 963 5557 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, July 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Leon Fleisher, conductor & piano soloist at the Pierre Monteux Music School. Renowned concert artist Leon Fleisher will return to Hancock after an absence of almost five decades to conduct and perform at the keyboard in an All-Mozart Concert to benefit The Pierre Monteux School. Program: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K. 621; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K.414; Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546; Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, Haffner. All tickets $50, available in advance by mail to: Benefit Concert, Pierre Monteux School, PO Box 457, Hancock, ME 04640. Checks payable to Pierre Monteux School. Contact Ron Schwizer, Executive Director for more information 207-422-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo courtesy of Joanne Savio.
Monday, July 19th at 1:30pm, Author visit with L.A. Meyer of the “Bloody Jack” series. Join us for a hearty discussion of the adventures of Jackie Faber! (Books will be available for purchase and signing!) Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147) .
Wednesday, July 21st at 10:30am , Stories and activity ‘Bubble Factory.’ Laptime Story Hour with Mary Beth Dorsey! Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147) .
Wednesday, July 21st , 7:30pm. The Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening. Admission: $12.
Thursday July 22nd 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Specialty Knitting - This workshop is geared toward someone who knows the knitting basics. Erin will show you how to knit lace patterns and do cables and other fancy stitches. You will leave with the start of a dish cloth. $25.00
Thursday, July 22nd, 7:30pm. Join us for an evening with author and eco-educator Dr. Deacon “Beachcomb” Ritterbush at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ritterbush will present a lecture on “The Archaeology of Beachcombing” and sign copies of her award-winning book, A Beachcomber’s Odyssey, Vol. I: Treasures from a Collected Past. She will also display samples of a variety of beach treasures including sea glass, fossils, Native American and colonial artifacts, and vintage fishing floats at Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences in Prospect Harbor, ME. Visitors are encouraged to bring in samples of beach treasures for estimates of age and origin while meeting the Maryland-based author. Awarded Independent Publisher’s 2009 “Living Now Book Awards” gold medal, A Beachcomber’s Odyssey takes readers on beach expeditions across the globe, from Maryland to Nantucket, Hawai’i, Scotland, Jamaica, Tonga and more. Each chapter contains eye-catching photos of beach artifacts and fascinating science, history and artifacts that collectors can use to research their own collection of beach treasures. The book, which also contains inspirational life lessons, received an Eric Hoffer Awards Honorable Mention for Best Self-Help/Spiritual Book of 2009 and was short-listed for the 2009 Da Vinci Eye Medal for Cover of the Year. Dr. Ritterbush has lectured on the “Archaeology of Beachcombing” at the North American Sea Glass Festival and Delaware’s Coast Day, and at the International Beachcombing Conference in Annapolis. For more information on Dr. Beachcomb, or on beachcombing tips and techniques, festivals, beach sites or links to sea glass, shell, stone and fossil sites, visit www.drbeachcomb.com and look for Dr.Ritterbush on Facebook! Admission is free with all donations going to support a charity of Ritterbush’s choice. For more details about our event, contact Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel: (207) 963 5557 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, July 24th at 7pm, a very special event, Schoodic Idol! Kara DioGuardi, of the TV show, American Idol, and a seasonal resident of Gouldsboro, has kindly agreed to judge our own Schoodic Idol right here on the peninsula as a fundraiser for the Channing Chapel Preservation Society and Schoodic Arts for All. Open auditions for the first 200 contestants followed by two preliminary elimination rounds on July 15 and July 22 will precede the final competition on Saturday, July 24 at Schoodic Arts for All, Hammond Hall, in Winter Harbor. Singers 13 years and older from all over Maine will be competing for the title of “Schoodic Idol” and to sing in front of Kara DioGuardi. Two other judges as well as audience participation will also be factored into the final scores. Be prepared to listen to the best singers in the state and to vote with your dollars. All proceeds after expenses will be donated equally to these outstanding nonprofit organizations. As seating will be limited, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. $20 general admission – Call 207.963.2569 for tickets and more info.
Sunday, July 25th , 5:00pm. Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians presents: A Symphonic Concert, Pops. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $18.
Monday, July 26th at 1pm: All About Dragonflies with Jerry Schneider! Bring your own white cotton tee shirt for decorating (some will be available for small fee). Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147).
Wednesday, July 28th at 10:30am: “A is for Annabelle” with Anne Sleeper. A story, a doll and her trunk full of things. Bring your doll to join Annabelle! Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147)
Wednesday, July 28th at 7pm: Family Game Night Trial! Join us for family games, charades, board games, etc.. If this goes well, we will hold more!! Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147)
Thursday, July 29th at 7:30pm, Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents: Brittany Dunbar live in concert! Brittany Dunbar was born and raised in a small fishing village on the beautiful coast of Maine. As the years passed by Brittany realized more and more that although she loved her hometown, her dreams were going to lead her down a different path. That path was a 1,400 mile drive to Nashville. At age 18, Brittany was in touch with a management company on Music Row. They requested a sample of her music, and she sent the only recording she had, a video she obtained from her local news station of the coverage they had of her competing in Eastern Maine Idol, and placing at the top out of 100 plus contestants. The response was positive, and it did not take much persuasion on behalf of the manager to convince Brittany what she needed to do. Soon after, her bags were packed, car loaded up, and she was off to conquer Music City. Once arriving in Nashville, Brittany secured a job in the famous “Printer’s Alley” where she performed with the now famous Meghan Linsey of the duo Steel Magnolia, who won this past season of Can You Duet. There is no denying that Brittany is a country music artist- with her catching, emotional vocals, and her skillful songwriting and storytelling which grabs you immediately. She has had the pleasure of performing in Nashville at Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge, and other famous venues where so many stars have graced the stage before her. This singer/songwriter is shooting for the moon, even if she falls short she will surely land among the stars. For more information: www.brittanydunbar.com. Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door. Reservations strongly recommended. Tel (207) 963-5557 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 30th, 7:30pm show, 6:30 door – The Mainely Country Band with The Higgins Family, Last Friday Coffeehouse- Hammond Hall. This quartet plays hard-driving contemporary country with bass, drums, guitar, and pedal steel….the variety in the music is augmented by all the band members (Jeff, Lee, Sonny, & Patrick) taking turns on vocals. As if that weren’t enough, Sullivan’s Higgins Family will join with Mainely Country to add roots country tunes & soulful ballads from Lisa, Pard, and Katie! www.themainelycountryband.com $12.00 suggested donation. FMI email@example.com
Saturday, July 31st 7:30p.m. Benefit concert with Alice French and Frank Fredenbugh and silent auction to support the National Audubon Society and their efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Donated local and national artists work will be on display as well gifts from local businesses from Friday July 30th at 12 noon (until 7 pm, opening again for viewing and bidding
all day Saturday) for a silent auction (click here to see details of items), culminating with the concert and reception on Saturday with Sonja’s famous Triple Chocolate Decadence Cake and beverages. Auction bidding will be closed at the end of the concert intermission.
Frank Fredenburgh has played piano professionally for 50 years including 37 years in the Poughkeepsie New York area and now lives in Steuben, Maine. Frank’s extensive experience with a wide variety of music ensembles combined with his creative arrangements of the jazz classics make a solid foundation for the magnificent voice of Alice French. Alice French has been writing and playing music for most of her life, performing over 500 songs at various local establishments and private parties in the local area. Alice is known for singing classic rock or rhythm and blues on the guitar and Jazz on the piano. Singing and playing the guitar/piano, as a solo artist, Alice is also the lead vocalist for the Sentimental Journey Big Band 17 piece band in Bangor Maine with 14 horns and 3 rhythm players. The band performs occasionally throughout the year playing traditional big band, swing and classic jazz music to much critical acclaim. Concert: $25 recommended donation with 100% of all donations and auction proceeds going to support the relief efforts of the National Audubon Society. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel: (207) 963 5557For donations of items for the auction please contact the inn directly. Auction items and concert details can be viewed online at www.oceaninn.com.
August 2010 Events
THE SCHOODIC ARTS FESTIVAL!
The Schoodic Arts Festival is a 2 week event featuring 80+ workshops, 14 evening performances at Hammond Hall, 12 brown bag lunch performances, and a Silent Auction kick-off.
This year’s festival will be held from August 2nd through August 15th.FMI: www.schoodicartsforall.org.
August 2nd – 15th, 2010. Schoodic Arts Festival Workshop registrations will be accepted by email and regular mail – but don’t delay as they fill up quickly!
Stay tuned for info on our 2010 Brown Bag Lunch performance series. Held daily at noon during the Schoodic Arts Festival, August 2nd through 13th. Bring your own lunch or purchase one for a small fee! Located at the Prospect Harbor Community House.
~The Festival’s evening performances are listed below within the events calendar~
Monday, Auguest 2nd at 7pm, Schoodic Summer Chorus: Home is Where the Heart Is (Hammond Hall). The Schoodic Summer Chorus will explore the meaning of home and the spirit of place with a cappella music ranging from Renaissance composer, Heinrich Isaac, to seminal new-wave punk rockers, The Talking Heads, and traditions from Finland to Africa to American roots. 5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Monday August 2, 7:30pm, Gouldsboro Historical Society Presents: The Revolutionary War from Machias to Bagaduce River, presented by Rev Charles Austin Joy.
Tuesday August 3rd, 7pm at Hammond Hall: Negotiating Worthless Instruments with Gene Nichols. One of Washington County’s premier aural explorers returns from the fringe to share salubrious sonic solipsism on archaic found, recovered and non-profitable objects along with some foolish regular instruments.
Wednesday, August 4th at 7pm, Hammond Hall: Schoodic Steel Pans. Schoodic Arts for All’s three steel pan bands perform calypso and contemporary music. Pandemonium, our older kids’ band, LePandilla, our young children’s band, and Schoodic Steel, our adult band, perform tunes to listen to, dance to, and stomp your feet to. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Thursday August 5th 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Lacto Fermented Fun - Kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha are only the beginning. Lily and Emily will walk you through the gardens where we will harvest and discuss your unlimited pickling possibilities. You will leave with a jar of fermenting vegetables and a kombucha mother, if desired. $25.00
Thursday August 5th 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Lacto Fermented Fun – Kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha are only the beginning. Lily and Emily will walk you through the gardens where we will harvest and discuss your unlimited pickling possibilities. You will leave with a jar of fermenting vegetables and a kombucha mother, if desired. $25.00
Thursday, August 5th at 7pm: Gospel Jazz with Mehuman Jonson: Right as Rain. NYC Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Award Recipient, Best R&B Singer Detroit City Rock Awards, Best Rock and Roll Band Detroit City Rock Awards, Steve Madden Rock N’ Sole Songwriting Champion 2003 NYC, SXSW Featured Steamboat Performer 2003. Mehuman is one of the top 10 burgeoning songwriters to watch. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Friday, August 6th at 7pm at Hammond Hall: Delta Knights.The Delta Knights, based in Southern and Central Maine, are a diversemusical group, specializing in R&B, classic rock, swing, and blues. We are available to play weddings, anniversaries, corporate functions and clubs. We formed in 1996 and have played hundreds of shows, public and private. Book us and see why we are a unique Maine wedding and function band and one of the busiest bands in the state. Visit our website www.deltaknights.com for more information. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Saturday, August 7th at 7pm, John Marin: Let the Paint Be Paint! 217 Films’ new documentary “John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!” utilizes more than 70 of Marin’s paintings, drawings, and etchings, including works in the private collection of the Marin estate which have seldom been exhibited. Filmmaker Michael Maglaras will introduce his new documentary film about the American painter John Marin, one of the most important artistic figures of the first half of the 20th century. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Sunday, August 8th at 7pm: Hawaiian Hula Dance. Authentic Hawaiian Hula “Kahiko” (ancient) and “Allana” (traditional) danceperformance. Hui Na Kawaiuaili, Hawaiian dance troupe from Frankfort, Maine, performs only authentic hula as we strive to remain faithful to the true values and traditions of the people of the Islands of Hawai’i. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Monday, August 9th at 7pm: Celebrate Lughnasa
Castlebay will present a program of music and lore celebrating the Celtic harvest holiday of Lughnasa. Songs and tales with Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar & woodwinds will weave a colorful tapestry of Celtic tradition. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Tuesday, August 10th 7pm: Everybody Loves Pirates. “Everybody Loves Pirates” is the story of a young girl named Lucy and hergoofy friend, Little Chucky. While fishing one day, the kids discover a treasure map and decide to set out on a quest to find their fortune. Unfortunately, they run into a group of bumbling pirates who try to thwart their efforts by stealing the treasure. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Tuesday, August 10th 7pm Milbridge Historical Society Presents: Sandy Phippen, “Down East Stories.” A traditional pot luck supper is followed by a brief annual meeting and election of society officers. (Location to be determined.) Then author Sanford “Sandy” Phippen will delight us with “Down East Stories.” Mr. Phippen grew up in Hancock and graduated from Sumner Memorial High School and the University of Maine. He received his M.A. degree from Syracuse University. An English teacher for 46 years at both the high school and college levels, he now teaches at the University of Maine. He is the author of 12 books and he hosted two TV series for MPBN: RFD Maine and A Good Read. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday August 11th at 7pm: In Mustafa’s Garden. A reading of the play by Jan Buckaloo, which is set in Istanbul, Turkey in March 2003, on the eve of the American and coalition forces invasion of Iraq, brings unlikely strangers together in a strange world. Directed by Lisa Reilich of Meetinghouse Theatre Lab. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Thursday August 12th 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Flower Arranging - Lily, Darthia Farm’s manager, is our resident flower arranger. Come and learn how she creates bouquets for all occasions – informal, formal, weddings, etc. Everyone will leave with a big bouquet that they have arranged. $25.00
Thursday, August 12th at 7pm, TWO: High Energy Juggling and Physical Comedy! Matthew and Jason Tardy have created a show that incorporates tons ofcomedy with mind- bending choreography. All this is choreographed to cutting-edge, upbeat original music from their new CD “AudioBody.” 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Friday, August 13th at 7pm, Body Voice with Tawanda. A multi-media performance incorporating dance, video and spoken word. The artist explores the idea of personal artifact and home experience as key to discovering identity. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Saturday, August 14th at 7pm, Contradance. The Sheep Island Rovers have been delighting the ears and feet of visitors to Hammond Hall for 15 years. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Sunday, August 15th at 7pm, Final Festival Showcase. A fantastic farewell, this event is a showcase for all of the artistic endeavors produced during the entire festival. 7pm at Hammond Hall. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free. Buy a festival performance pass: 14 shows for $35 – that’s 7 shows free!
Monday Aug. 16th at 1pm: Jamaica! Explore the wonderful fruits of the caribbean with Alva Lowe. Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147)
Thursday August 19th 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Canning – Lily has been canning here at Darthia Farm and will teach you the basic principles necessary to can your own food. This will be a hands-on workshop and everyone will leave with a jar of something yummy. $25.00
Thursday, August 19th at 7:30pm, come and enjoy a presentation by Allen J. Sockabasin (Nul-lem-kehw) oral historian, master musician, composerandstoryteller will recreate the old traditional stories of his people, the Passamaquoddy tribe. Mr. Sockabasin was born in 1944 in his village of Mud-doc-mig-goog, located in eastern Maine. Once governor of the Passamaquoddy tribe, he left politics to concentrate his efforts on rejuvenating traditional values among his people. For the past twenty-five years, he has been teaching and promoting the Passamaquoddy language and is president of Nee-Loon (We Together), an organization to preserve the culture and languages of the indigenous people of the Northeast through music, theater, lecture, art and other immersion cultural activities. Allan will speak about his book, An Upriver Passamaquoddy. Drawing on his memories and an oral tradition, Allen Sockabasin returns to his Passamaquoddy village of Mud-doc-mig-goog, near Princeton, Maine. When Allen was a child in the 1940s and 1950s, his village was isolated and depended largely on subsistence hunting and fishing, working in the woods, and seasonal harvesting work for its survival. Passamaquoddy was its first language, and the tribal traditions of sharing and helping one another ensured the survival of the group. Allen is the father of five grown children and a young son named Zoo Sap, the name given to the child in his critically acclaimed book “Thanks to the Animals” published by Tilbury House. Mr. Sockabasin will have his books and music available for sale at the presentation. Admission is free, with all donations going to support Nee-Loon. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel: (207) 963-5557.
Monday August 23rd at 1pm: Harry Potter! Celebrate the series with games, trivia and more. Summer Story Hour and Children’s Programs at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor (info: 963-4147)
Thursday August 26h 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Dyeing Wool from the Garden - Cynthia will show you how to grow, pick, and dye with both cultivated and wild plants including weld, madder, and introduction to indigo, growing in and around our gardens. At the end of the session, you’ll have some wool samples to bring home. $25.00
Thursday, August 26th at 7:30pm, Megan Light live in concert at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences! Nashville-based singer-songwriter and Winter Harbor native, Megan Light returns to perform selections from her latest recording efforts. Last year’s Black & White is a five-song vignette of simply crafted folk pop and ethereal soundscape, with Light’s delicate vocal quality the framework for each track. In addition, she plans to offer two new singles, still in production at this time. “Light writes dreamy indie-pop songs in which guitar and piano equally share the spotlight, featuring focused arrangements that never clutter the proceedings.” -Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene. Since her debut album in 2007, Light has received airplay on Nashville’s progressive WRLT-FM, continues to perform throughout the region, has garnered attention in various print media, as well as a growing number of digital downloads. Joining Megan for this show is guitarist, singer and collaborator, Nathan Spears, who also worked on the latest recordings. A young veteran of the Nashville music community, Spears has played with numerous recording artists, appeared on several network television programs, and licensed his own material to MTV, Showtime & CBS. On working with Megan, he says, “Her songs are genuine, motivated by melody and catharsis alone. That’s what appeals to me -not just her vocal command, but the honest spirit behind it.” For the new recordings, the pair recruited some of Nashville’s top players, including legendary American punk-rock & pop drummer, Steve Latanation (Agent Orange, Matthew Ryan), and bassist Dean Tomaseck, best known for his tenure with Bobby Bare, Jr. For this show, however, Light and Spears shall combine material, sharing songs from one another’s catalogue, and perhaps touching on a few of their favorite influences’ works. FMI: Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door. Reservations strongly recommended. Tel (207) 963-5557 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday August 27th at 7:30pm: Andy Cohen, Last Friday Coffeehouse- Hammond Hall. Andy’s blues & ragtime picking has been a favorite with Coffeehouse audiences. He also keeps alive the anachronistic miniature-piano, the dulceola, an instrument perhaps spawned by the mating of a harpsichord with a zither. His blues scholarship, acumen as a folklorist, and the gusto of his performing are singular. He brings with him fellow musician Katherine Rhoda – she plays the Lithuanian kankles, and she will open for him. www.andycohenmusic.net $12.00 suggested donation. FMI email@example.com.
August 28th at 7pm, An Evening of Maine Humor with Tim Sample. Maine’s favorite native born humorist presents a “family friendly” evening of his famous Downeast songs and stories. Tim Sample has earned his reputation as Maine’s master storyteller. Born and raised in Maine, Tim has performed across the country and sold over a million books, CDs, and DVDs. For 11 years Tim was a network correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2010 Events
Thursday September 2nd 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – The Zen of Tomatoes - Tomatoes, our most popular new world vegetable, is also one of the most versatile. Learn how to grow, dry, can, and eat tomatoes. We grow about twenty varieties, each with its own integrity. You won’t find these in any grocery store. We’ll wrap up the session by eating the best and easiest tomato sauce you’ve ever tasted served over homemade pasta. $25.00
Thursday September 9th 10am to Noon at Darthia Farm – Working with Draft Horses - Bill will introduce you to our four draft horses; two Haflingers and two Fjords. He’ll show you how to harness and care for the horses, how to ground drive, and demonstrate the myriad ways a draft horse can be useful and fun on a farm or a homestead. The session will end with a horse drawn wagon ride. $25.00 For further information or to reserve your space, please call 963-7771 or email email@example.com.
Friday September 10th at 7pm, Thunderstruck: Champion Bagpiper Ursa Beckford with Keyboardist Brian Stewart. Bagpipes like you’ve never heard them! In this powerfully fun collaboration, traditional Celtic music mixes with exiting modern sounds – from blues to the Beatles to the flashiest ceilidh tunes. Ursa Beckford, 16, of Clifton, Maine, has been playing the pipes since age seven. He has reached an exceptional level of highland bagpipe playing, as a soloist and a pipe band member. In August of 2009 he performed in the prestigious MacGregor Memorial under twenty-two bagpipe contest in Oban, Scotland. At the age of 13 Ursa became a grade 1 piper, the highest amateur rank in piping, and within two months had taken a prize in a high level contest. That year he also joined the Oran Mor Pipe Band, one of three Grade 1 bands in the United States. He also performs traditional and contemporary music with keyboardist Brian Stewart. They’ve played pipe music, as well as blues and Beatle’s tunes. Concert begins at 7pm at Hammond Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, and free for kids under 12. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 24th at 7:30pm: Evergreen at Hammond Hall. This four-piece group’s eclectic style melds elements of bluegrass, folk, blues, old-time, country,andswing into a seamless mix of upbeat, energizing acoustic music that appeals to a wide range of listeners. Smooth, tight harmonies, solid instrumentation, original interpretations and strong songwriting make for worthwhile listening. Instruments (with exception of Joe’s great harmonica!) get swapped off while Joe & Nellie Kennedy share vocals with Chris Prickitt & Steve Chiasson. $12.00 suggested donation.
October 2010 Events
Monday, October 4th 7:30pm- The Gouldsboro Historical Society Presents: Historic Photos of Gouldsboro, Presented by George ‘Chipper’ Daley.
Friday, October 8th at 7pm Ragtime to Classics with Masanobu Ikemiya at Hammond Hall. Masanobu returns with his unique program of toe-tapping ragtime (Joplin, Eubie Blake), familiar classics (Chopin, Tchaikovski) and slide show with heart-warming commentaries.
Friday October 29th at 6:30pm: Dave Rowe Trio, Last Friday Coffeehouse- Hammond Hall. $12.00 suggested donation. FMI email@example.com.
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The painting on this page is by Deane Folsom, an award winning painter whose work we are glad to feature here and in our inn. Absolutely all proceeds from the sale of Deane’s work go directly to support the artist and his work.