2013 Season Events
Dear Friends, Welcome to last seasons 2013 Events Calendar! We have just started to compile our 2014 very long 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 will be posting our 2014 calendar in the next few weeks so please check back for the new season listings. 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 email@example.com 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. We will continue to strive to maintain the environs of Maine in which we live and to bring you the kind of events and programming for which we were honored to have received the Gulf of Maine Council’s Visionary Award.
June 2013 Events
Monday June 3rd 7:30 p.m. at West Bay Church, 88 Old Route One, Gouldsboro . Tom and Leanne Allan will give family recollections of their relative Col. John Allan, who was appointed by George Washington as Superintendent of the Eastern Indians in 1777, in addition to securing Congress’ authorization for Massachusetts to raise an expedition to seize Fort Cumberland and to proceed to Halifax to destroy the Royal Navy’s dockyard.
Friday June 7th 2013 7:00 pm Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute: Land and conservation politics in Maine’s north woods: Traditions of property and territory with Eunice Blavascunas. This talk conveys collective cultural sentiment about land traditions in the north woods of Maine and pairs these with the realities of property ownership. Based on one year of ethnographic field research, anthropologist Eunice Blavascunas explores contradictions over property rights and obligations with Maine’s unorganized territories. Eunice is a cultural anthropologist and Switzer Fellow working for SERC Institute and affiliated with the University of Maine’s Anthropology Department. The lecture is at Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus. Free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door.
Friday June 14th 2013 7:00pm Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute: Living on the Wind – The Miracle of Bird Migration with Scott Weidensaul Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street. New research continually expands our understand of where birds travel, and their migratory feats. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple, effective ways we can preserve them, from what we plant in our gardens to what we pour into our morning mug of coffee. Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind, about bird migration, and Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul. His newest book, The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America, was published in February 2012. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds. Scott will speak in Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus. Free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door.
Friday June 14th 2013 7:00 p.m. Cherryfield Band will be playing at Hammond Hall organized in 1869 playing standard favorites admission is $15.
Saturday June 15 7:00 p.m. Out of the hat, theatre lab at Hammond Hall All welcome to read. Rehearsal starts at noon that day Donation only.
Monday June 17th 7:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Flash! In the Pans. The Flash in the Pans community steel pan band performs outdoor concerts on Monday nights in locations throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond. Most are donate-what-you-can benefits for local causes or nonprofits. The music is infectious, and everyone goes. Based in Blue Hill, Maine, FLASH! is one of the largest community steelbands in the United States. Formed in 1990, members of FLASH! find as much joy in playing the steel drum (known as pan) as they do in sharing their music with enthusiastic audiences of all ages, from infants to centenarians. In the summer, FLASH!’s enormously popular Monday night concerts and street dances are fund raisers that benefit local charitable and non-profit organizations and contribute to a sense of community spirit.
Friday June 21st 2013 5:00pm Summer Solstice Art Exhibition at SERC Institute- Opening and Reception with George Wardlaw SERC Special Event: Exhibition Opening and Meet the Artist Receptionn George Wardlaw presents Cycles: Time-Light-Life, eight paintings of the 24-hour summer solstice, painted in Ogunquit in three-hour intervals beginning at 3 am on the solstice. Times of day are indicated by the quality of light and the rotation of each painting. Join the artist from 5 – 7 pm at Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus to celebrate the solstice with art, music, poetry, and images. Open to the public and free of charge. The exhibition will be on display at Moore through Labor Day.
Thursday June 27th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents The Silver Duo in Concert with Deirdre McArdle. Noreen and Phillip Silver have an enviable international reputation for chamber music playing of the highest caliber. The Duo, founded when Noreen and Phillip were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, has received accolades and acclaim from appreciative audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. Noreen Silver was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She studied at the Royal College of Music in London, and later with the great cellist Pierre Fournier. She completed a Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory, where she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver. Noreen’s performing career is centered around the cello/piano duo that she and Phillip formed as students. The Silver Duo has given many broadcasts on BBC’s Radio 3, the Israel Broadcasting Authority, Swedish National Radio and NPR, as well as live performances on three continents. Recently released CDs of chamber music by Leone Sinigaglia and Bernhard Sekles on the Toccata Classics label in London have been met with critical acclaim. Since moving to Maine in 1999, Noreen has established a reputation as a fine teacher. She is currently principal cellist in the Bangor Symphony and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine, teaching cello and chamber music. The Glasgow Herald described Noreen Silver as “an extraordinarily soulful player” who “demonstrates an uncommon depth of feeling and imagination”. Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed performing artist. The Frankfurter Rundschau described his playing as “virtuosic,” the Boston Globe called him “an international collaborative pianist of the first rank,” and the Jerusalem Post described him as “a superb accompanist whose work is marked by sensitivity, felicity of style and an inborn musicianship which unerringly directs him to the most appropriate musical gesture.” Phillip studied with Katja Andy and Leonard Shure at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, earning the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Music cum laude. He received a doctorate from the University of Washington for research into the music of composer/pianist Ignaz Moscheles. Over the past decade Phillip has carried out research on music and musicians caught up in the Holocaust presenting the results in the form of commercial recordings, lectures and recitals. MusicWeb International’s review of Phillip’s most recent recording, Chamber Music of Bernhard Sekles, described it as “a really valuable discovery” marked by “flawless” playing. Phillip is a Professor of Music at the University of Maine in Orono. The Silver Duo will perform two piano pieces by James Simon, the Sonata for Violoncello and Piano Op. 40 by Dimitri Shostakovich and will be joined by flutist
Deirdre McArdle for the Serenata for Flute and Piano by Robert Dauber and the Trio in G Minor for Flute, Violoncello and Piano Op. 63 by Carl Maria Von Webber. Founder of the Winter Harbor Music festival, Deirdre McArdle was recognized by New York Times music critic Tim Page as “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually deep and lustrous tone.” She is the director of the Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and Festival and will premiere her Fall in Love with the Flute Seminar in Betchat, France this summer. Notable solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall in New York City and the South Bank Centre in London were critically acclaimed. As chamber musician, she has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the American Symphony. Drawing upon her extensive background in Theatre Arts she has a unique teaching approach and has served on the flute and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Bowdoin College. Composers Elliott Schwartz, David Loeb and Phillip Thomas, have honored her with dedications of new compositions for the flute. Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door with all funds going to the piano fund of the Winter Harbor Music Festival. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Friday June 28th Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. With this Friday brings Bill Staines. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960′s, and in 1971 The Phoenix stated that Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” Now in his fourth decade with an international reputation, there is scarcely a folksinger in America whose repertoire dosen’t include Bill’s songs, folks like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Mason Williams, The Highwaymen, Glen Yarborough and Jerry Jeff Walker. His wit and gentle humor draw his audiences right in, and he resonates such ease and comfort that you would be satisfied if he sand the phone book! www.acousticmusic.com/staines 12.00 suggested donation. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.
Sunday, June 30th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
July 2013 Events
Sunday, July 7th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 8th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. University of Maine-Machias Ukulele Club. “Machias Ukuleles” aka the University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club loves playing rock ‘n roll – both locally and afar.
Monday July 8th 7:00 p.m. at Old Town House Museum, 452 U.S. Route 1, Gouldsboro. Dr. William Horner, President of the Mt. Desert Island Historical Society, will speak about his relative, Capt. Daniel Deasy of Prospect Harbor, who was appointed Acting Commander in the U. S. Navy, March 14, 1862. After the Civil War, Capt. Deasy became a prosperous and respected merchant in the town of Gouldsboro.
11th 7:30 p.m.Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Dr. Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto who will present a slide illustrated program based around their new book “The New England Gardener’s Year ~ A Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York. Their comprehensive full-color what-to/when-to/how-to reference manual covers every garden and landscape planting including the most proven and popular as well as many native New England plants that deserve to be better known. Month-by-month guidance from March through October–with suggested dates for planting and tending adjusted for each zone–is augmented by advice on such topics as soil testing, composting, pruning, landscape design, and how to provide a season-long source of pollen and nectar for beneficial insects. In their book gardeners will find advice and photos for adapting to any microclimate or situation including shade; wet soil; coastal landscapes; container, raised-bed, and extended-season gardening; and much more. Gardeners and landscapers will treasure their book for its elegant writing and full-color photography, its photo-essay tours of outstanding owner-maintained gardens throughout New England, its focus on organic methods and native plants, and its guidance on integrating gardens of every variety into their surrounding landscapes. This program at the inn offers a wonderful opportunity for gardeners to get some first hand advice from the experts. Reeser Manley holds a Ph.D. in Horticultural Science and has gardened for many years in Massachusetts and Maine. His weekly gardening column appears in the Bangor Daily News and on-line. Marjorie Peronto, an Associate Extension Professor for the University of Maine, has taught courses in ornamental gardening, ecological landscaping, and home food production for 20 years. Admission is free with all donations going to support event programming. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Sunday, July 14th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 15th 10:00 a.m. at Chter Two in Corea Book Arts: a workshop with Margo Klass. In this workshop with Corea artist Margo Klass, participants will create an elegant book using an easy sewing technique and a clever wrap-around binding. Its cover will be embellished with twigs and stones, or objects of your choice found on beach or trail walks. The finished book is perfect for writing and sketching. We will have tools to share, but if you have any the following, please bring them with you: cutting mat, X-Acto knife, quilting rulers (clear plastic, any size), bone folder, awl, scissors. $100 (materials included)
Monday July 15th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Shades of Blue. The members of Shades of Blue began playing together 18 years ago when they met as students of the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jazz and Contemporary Music program. They continued to perform together in various groups until the band was formed in its present configuration in 2008. Since then, Shades of Blue has enjoyed an extensive playing schedule in mid-coast and down-East Maine, pleasing audiences with an eclectic mix of old time jazz favorites, blues, original compositions, and sometimes reggae. The core of Shades of Blue is Juliane Gardner – lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, Chris Poulin – lead guitar/vocals/flute, and Ezra Rugg – acoustic and electric bass. Depending on the occasion the band functions as a trio or a quartet adding Mark Macksoud on percussion. The band sometimes adds a piano, trumpet, or sax.
Thursday July 18th 7:30 p.m Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Edmund Battersby, internationally celebrated pianist, will present a recital to benefit Winter Harbor Music Festival Piano Fund which maintain’s the beautiful Steinway Concert Grand D piano that presently resides in the hall at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute . This piano is utilized for many concerts during the summer and by Harbor Music which is a week-long program of Indiana University, the Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings, which offers talented young musicians from the Jacobs School of Music the opportunity to coach with renowned faculty. Throughout the course of his international career as pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber player and teacher, Edmund Battersby has earned the highest praise from audiences, critics and illustrious colleagues alike. American Record Guide claimed that his landmark recordings of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him, “in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel and Pollini.” His many CDs for Musical Heritage Society, Naxos, Koch, and others over the years have been noted impressively, the 1992 Grammy Short list for Goyescas of Granados among them. His current iTunes and MP3 re-issue of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words (complete) was a “Sleeper of the Year” for WNCN Magazine the artery for, what was then, the premiere Classical radio station of New York City. Battersby gained the admiration of Messiaen, Crumb,Rochberg, Schwartz and Bolcom in live and recorded performances directed by the composers. Battersby has played recitals worldwide, most notably in London, New York and Washington DC, and has performed with conductors such as McGegan, Schwarz and Schuller, with orchestras ranging from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh. A frequent guest at the Library of Congress in the nation’s capital, he has performed on their series with the Vermeer Quartet and elsewhere with the Tokyo Quartet and the Orion Quartet. Festivals featuring him in solo or ensemble capacity include Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Seattle and La Jolla. He has given master classes at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, the Hochschule fur Musik in Leipzig, Princeton, Rutgers, Duke as well as Indiana University Bloomington where he has been a member of the artist-faculty since 1995. Edmund Battersby is the artistic director of Harbor Music, the Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings. Battersby will be playing, Haydn’s Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI/20, Schumann’s Waldszenen, op. 82 and Novelette in D major, op. 21, no. 2 as well as Shubert’s Klavierstücke no. 1 & no. 2, D. 946 and Fantasy in C major, ‘Der Wanderer’, D.760 – op. 15. Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Friday July 19th Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. Lui Collins will be preforming this Friday. Please note that this concert is being held a week early so as not to conflict with the Schoodic Arts for All Summer Festival. A Coffeehouse Favorite Lui returns for an overdue visit. She established herself as a powerful presence in the folk community in the late seventies and early eighties with the release of her early Philo and Green Linnet recordings. With the release of her fourth CD, Moondancer in 1993, Collins found her own label: Molly Gamblin Music. Moondancer was followed by North of Mars, a collection of songs for children, in 1995. Lui now has 8 solo CD’s to her credit, the most recent, Closer, released in 2006 on the Waterbug Records label. Her collection of poetry, Moon of Ripe Berries, published in 2001, is now in its third printing. Setting contemporary themes to time-tested folk styles, Lui brings brightness and warmth to an intimate conversation with her audience. With her inspirational nature and her original songs, dynamic readings of her poetry, and traditional banjo tunes, she brings a compelling touch to enchantment and a vitality which expresses itself in live performance. See www.luicollins.com $12.00 suggested donation. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.
Sunday July 21st 2:00 p.m. at the Chapter Two in Corea Mmm…Let’s EAT: a Signing with Illustrator Betsy Thompson. Betsy Thompson is absolutely thrilled to be illustrating her very second children’s book, and we are absolutely thrilled to be hosting her very first Schoodic Peninsula signing. Join us to meet Betsy, and get your signed copy of Mmm…Let’s Eat. The book helps younger kids make a connection between great food and the colors they see in their everyday lives. Red trucks and toys at playtime? How about strawberries and squirty cherry tomatoes for a snack? An orange sunset leads into sweet potatoes for dinner and a tangy mango for dessert. With gatefolds that provide a guessing-game mode, it’s a fun gateway to better eating. Offering a non-didactic way to open a conversation about good nutrition with a young child – with art that looks good enough to eat! The book also includes a note by a leading nutritionist about helping kids choose and enjoy great, fresh foods. Mm-mm, good reading and good eating! Recommended for children 2 and up, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone else who loves to read to a youngster with an inquisitive mind. Reading and cake cutting at 2:30.
Sunday, July 21st, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 22nd 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Impartial Corwd. Impartial Crowd is all about letting the good times roll. Our mission is to make people dance, kick back at the end of a long day, and let loose once they’ve had a few drinks. The motivation we get for playing music does not come from an inner ego but a longing to see the happy faces of people who listen and enjoy our music. All we hope to do is play high energy shows to crowds of dancing people who are free to party and break free from the confines of daily life. If this lifestyle appeals to you then you should attend one of our shows and join the crowd.
Thursday July 25th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents “Protecting the Nature of Maine” with Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine. Maine is a special place, known and loved for peaceful lakes, rivers, and streams. For vast green forests, the rocky coast, and gorgeous sandy beaches. For spectacular wildlife—moose, dear, seal, eagles. Maine’s environment has offered solace and recreation to generations of Mainers and visitors to Maine. These resources are also the backbone of Maine’s economy. For more 54 years, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) has been the state’s most effective nonprofit organization protecting the nature of Maine. Started in 1959 by a handful of citizens wanting to protect the Allagash River, NRCM is the only “homegrown,” state-based organization working to protect Maine’s environment. NRCM harnesses the power of science, the law, and the voices of more than 16,000 people from across Maine and beyond to protect what’s special about Maine. Successes include protecting clean air in and around Acadia National Park by preventing a coal-fired power plant from being built upwind and by pushing for strong state federal air quality standards. NRCM helped pass, and many times defended, Maine’s returnable bottle law and billboard ban that keeps Maine’s roadways clean and scenic. NRCM is leading efforts for energy efficiency for Maine people and businesses. A founding member of the Penobscot River Restoration Trust, NRCM is making important strides in restoring Maine’s largest river, for the benefit of river species as well as Maine’s Gulf of Maine ground fisheries. And no group commands as much respect at the State House on issues relating to Maine’s environment as the Natural Resources Council of Maine does. Lisa Pohlmann as Executive Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, brings to her leadership role a deep passion for the environment and a strong history of advocacy for the people of Maine. Lisa first joined the NRCM team in 2000, as a member of the board of directors, later serving as president. In 2008, she accepted the position of deputy director and in 2011, she became executive director. Lisa previously served as associate director for the Maine Center for Economic Policy, working on sustainable economic development and environmental policy issues. A resident of Jefferson, Lisa has had a lifelong love of the outdoors, and kayaks, hikes, skis, and camps across Maine. Lisa’s presentation at the Inn will include stunning photographs of some of Maine’s most beautiful places—Acadia National Park; the great North Woods and Allagash Wilderness Waterway; spectacular lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests—and NRCM’s essential role in their protection. She will provide an “insider’s view” of current challenges facing Maine’s environment as well as opportunities, including steps audience members at the Innstitute can take to help keep Maine, Maine. She will welcome audience questions and comments. Admission is free with All donations will go to support the Natural Resources Council of Maine efforts protecting Maine’s environment. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel. (207) 963-5557.
Sunday, July 28th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 29th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Jazz Time 99.
July 29th – August 12th Schoodic Arts for All Festival offers daily lunchtime and evening concerts as well as many workshops, more details coming soon.
Monday July 29th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Summer Chorus – Simple Gift A Capella song to make you laugh, dance, and wonder, celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary. Inspired by the beloved Shaker song Simple Gifts, the Schoodic Summer Chorus offers a musical journey from complications to transformations to the gifts of everyday life, drawing on music from five continents and six centuries with a special focus this year on music from Maine. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Tuesday July 30th 7;00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Greetings from Winter Harbor: The Postcard View Historic views of Winter Harbor and the story of the company that took them. Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist, Kevin Johnson, will tell the story of the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company, a postcard company that photographed throughout New England in the first half of the 20th Century and show their views of Winter Harbor and surrounding area. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Wednesday July 31th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Betting The Farm – award winning film Betting The Farm is the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who–dropped by their national milk Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company, Maine’s Own Organic Milk. Wed, Jul 31, 2013 http://www.bettingthefarmfilm.com/ As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
August 2013 Events
Thursday August 1st 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall “Step in Time” Cloggers Downeast Clogging “The Step in Time” Cloggers combine Scots-Irish style with historic and contemporary American folk dance in Downeast Maine. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Friday August 2nd 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Amazing Lou – Master Of Illusion. Magic Show Things vanish! Things appear! Flowers come from nowhere! His head Grows – his head shrinks! Bunnies, cards, rope tricks, manipulations, and illusions. Kid friendly. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Saturday August 3rd 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Pecha Kucha Downeast. Japanese for Chit Chat; Concise, rapid, exciting – each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds each to talk about them. Highlights of presenters include, Robin Alden, Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center presents Sea scallops, the fishery and fishermen’s involvement in their stewardship. Glassblowers, Linda and Ken Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass presents Blowing Bubbles. Bob Keteyian, author of Do You Know What I Mean?-Discovering Your Personal Communication Style, presents Do You Know What I Mean? Understanding Individual Communication Styles. And more. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Sunday August 4th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Ukulele Club UMM, An August Occasion. U Maine Machias Ukulele Club is back again for a stage full of fun. The UMM Ukulele Club – a purveyor of musical fun of all sorts. An energized, eclectic electric, acoustic, almost Aroostook – well – Washington County, stage full of Ukes. Call out a number from and encyclopedic song book of 1400 songs. With over 200 new songs added this year. – Another hoot is in store! As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Monday August 5th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Alice French and Frank Fredenburg. Hi, my name is Alice French, and I have been writing and playing music for most of my life. I perform over 500 songs at various local establishments and private parties in this area. I accompany myself when singing classic rock or rhythm and blues on the guitar and Jazz on the piano, but I am best known for my singing. While I like to sing and play the guitar/piano, as a solo artist, I also am the lead vocalist for the Sentimental Journey Big Band in Bangor Maine, a 17 piece band : 14 horns and 3 rhythm players. The band performs occasionally throughout the year playing traditional big band, swing and classic jazz music. The band was featured on the front page of the Bangor Daily News on January 01 2009. A good oman for the year to come I believe. In 2008 the band recorded a live DVD through Husson Colleges NESCOM program in Bangor Maine. I have recently started performing duets with Dan Lorey, a local guitarist/musician. Our focus together is Classic Rock and Roll as well as Rhythm and Blues We also perform in many local establishments. Some songs featured here are my renditions of classic tunes, with Dan providing the guitar work. Dan is one of my friends on this page and you can check out more of his stuff on his site link on this page. I love to spend as much time on my music as possible, but because of the circumstances of my life, I must work many part time jobs that eventually add up to a couple of full time jobs. My second love is the arts and crafts world, and I make a pretty good living as a manufacturer of stained glass. (Photos available in the photo gallery) I work many hours a week on designing and creating original stained glass windows, sun catchers and lamps. In 2007 my lamp named ‘Dragons Lair’ won third place in a state wide stained glass artisan contest in Waterville Maine.To this date I have made over 200 original pieces, some over 5 ft in diameter. In the summer months I add landscape artist/gardener to my list of accomplishments. I spend many hours a day in the beautiful private gardens of a wonderful summer family in Acadia National Park. The gardens inspire my creative abilities in the glass arena and give me many hours alone to sing and contemplate original compositions, as well as the nature of the Blues background, and life in general. I am also a single mother of four beautiful nearly grown children. They all inspire me in there own ways. Sarah my oldest, 15 is always the optimist, or trys to be. Her goal is to set good examples for others as well as give to, teach and take care of those who have less then her self. Simon strives for perfection. He has just been appointed Captian of the basketball team, he hit more home runs than any of his team mates last year in the Major league of little league baseball, and has earned the highest score possible in his Jazz band competitions at school, playing trombone and lead guitar. He is an inspiration to his little, big brother Jack. Jack and Jale’(Zha-lay) are 14 year old twins. They have taught me more about pure strength, good will, faith and charity then any one or any thing on this planet. They are faced with huge challenges every single day of there lives. They have been forgotten by most everyone who has ever known them, but they have forgiven those and would heartily accept any of those back into their lives at any time. I see them twice a day 5 days a week and spend the day walking with them on Saturdays. We walk 2 miles together every morning and then I spend an hour and a half with each of them separately at bedtime. They like to work beads on a loom and play a few games. Neither of them have more than a fist full of phrases and a few words to let the world know what they need. They are alone in there own worlds. They are beautiful. They also love art and music. I believe that it may one day save them. They both have autism and cannot live at home with their family. They live at a residential school that is luckily close to home. I miss them very much, but at least I know that they are safe and so am I. Because of the challenges that have faced myself and my family over the past 14 years, I have become a multi-faceted human being, doing anything and everything I can to survive. I thank God for giving me the gift of music and art. I believe that they have saved me from total despair and given me the will to continue on this ever challenging path called life. I hope that you will enjoy my music as much as I enjoy creating it, sometimes alone, sometimes with my friends.
Monday August 5th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Arts Show Choir and Show Choir Jr. Schoodic Arts Show Choir and Show Choir Jr. will dance and sing. Energetic and entertaining; heart, soul and fun. Middle and High School kids, will sing and dance to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim in their performance of Into the Woods. Kids grades Pre-K – 5 will perform to the lively and heartwarming music of The Muppets. Rehearse every week for the summer months, and put together a great show. The music is uplifting. The choreography is exciting. The kids are talented. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Monday August 5th 7:00 p.m. at Old Town Museum, 452 U.S. Route 1, Gouldsboro. Rev. Charles A Joy will enthrall us with details of the Cowhurst murder which took place in the building located across from the Museum when that building was a road-side eatery.
Teusday August 6th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Atonal – Pepin Mittlehauser & Emma Walsh. Fiddle and mandolin, playing traditional and contemporary Celtic and French-Canadian tunes. Atonal is a young up-and-coming duo from Hancock County, a lively mix of original and traditional fiddle music that will take you from the green hills of Ireland to the coast of Quebec. With Emma Walsh on fiddle and Pepin Mittelhauser on mandolin, you will get a beautiful combination of spirited melody and driving rhythm. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Wednesday August 7th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Shoestring Puppets – Punch And Judy. Shoestring Theater’s adaptation of the historic classic hand puppet show of Punch and Judy has been entertaining audiences in New England since 1982. This one woman show has been part of Maine Festivals and Fairs from the Farnsworth to Farmington to Fort Fairfield. Punch, the ageless, beguiling trickster will have audiences of all ages on their feet, shaking their heads and clapping their hands. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Thursady August 8th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Arts for All’s Meetinghouse Theatre Lab. Closer to Home, by Lamoine playwright Brent Hutchins. Put on your best plaid shirt. Schoodic Arts for All’s Meeting House Theatre Lab will perform Closer to Home, by Lamoine playwright Brent Hutchins. Closer to Home is a series of skits and scenes depicting Downeast Life in a generally humorous vein. AYUH. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Friday August 9th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Sense of Place Concert. Songs, stories and reflections to celebrate your ‘sense of place’ with award-winning folksinger and educator Join award-winning singer/songwriter, speaker and educator Erica Wheeler for an evening of songs, stories and reflections to enrich and celebrate your ‘sense of place.’ Erica will take you on an unforgettable musical journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there. www.ericawheeler.com As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Saturday, August 10th. Winter Harbor Lobster Festival. A day of family fun and good eating. The festival includes the annual George Schaefer Memorial Road Race, an all day craft fair with over 80 exhibitors, lobster boat races, a lobster dinner, live music and a parade on Main Street, Winter Harbor. For more information contact www.acadia-schoodic.org
Sarurday August 10th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Sunday August 11th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Arts Festival Final Showcase. The culmination of our 85 workshops a the Schoodic Arts Festival. We will display over 200 pieces of visual art that are she showcase of the workshops; clay, baskets, bread, jewelry, puppets, fiber, sculpture, and more. Come at 6:30 to view the art. Then at 7:00 our performance workshops will show their talent. Ukulele, Magic, Dance, and new media. Come and see what you might be interested in learning next year. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Monday August 12th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Audrey Ryan. Since releasing her debut record, “Passing Thru”, in 2004 Audrey’s been on the road touring in the US and Europe. She’s released her last four albums (“Dishes & Pills” (2007), “I Know, I Know” (2009), “Thick Skin” (2011), “Sirens” (2012) on Folkwit Records in the UK. She also wrote a book in 2011, entitled “The Need to Be Heard” about her experiences in the music business. Audrey’s music has evolved over the years into an eclectic form of singer-songwriter indie rock performed as a “one-man-band” multi-instrumentalist using loops on guitar as well as accordion, ukulele, banjo, drums, vibraphone and other unique instrumentation. Overall this music blends together her early influences of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Fahey, and Bob Dylan with contemporaries such as Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Radiohead, Dungen, Wilco, Steroelab, and Arcade Fire. She performs nationally and internationally and reside on the east coast. Audrey was nominated “Best Folk Act” at the Boston Music Awards in 2009, which adds to her nominations for “Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year” in 2008 at the BMA’s and “Best Female Vocalist” in 2009 and “Best Folk Act” in 2010 in the Boston Phoenix Music Poll. She also won the “Riving Rising Star 2009″ competition sponsored by WXRV 92.5FM the River. Audrey has shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, They Might be Giants, Grace Potter, Josh Ritter, Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Ra Ra Riot, among others.
Thursday August 15th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents The Winter Harbor Music Festival Faculty recital. An extraordinary lineup of internationally acclaimed artists and teachers that make up the faculty of the Winter Music Festival will perform for our delight in support of the Piano Fund which maintain’s the beautiful Steinway Concert Grand D piano that presently resides in our hall at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute. In celebration of the 5th anniversary of WHMF presents world-renowned flutist Carol Wincenc and Daniel Paget in a performance of his Neopolitan Love Songs, 100 Roses, Grammy award winning pianist Paul Sullivan, the US premiere of Elliott Schwartz’s Trio with Anatole Wieck, the Silver Duo with flutist Deirdre McArdle and performances by Gena Raps and more. Carol Wincenc, co-founder of WHMF is considered one of the international stars of the flute, Ms. Wincenc has appeared as soloist with major orchestras such as Chicago, London Symphony, and the BBC. Ms. Wincenc has recorded on the Musical Heritage, Decca, Nonesuch and Deutsche Grammophone labels. She is presently Professor of Flute at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where she is a member of the Juilliard Woodwind Quintet ” The New York Times wrote of her playing “…evokes poetry and passion. Daniel Paget Conductor and composer-arranger, Daniel Paget, is a professor emeritus of the City University of New York. He led the Westchester Chorale for twenty five years and conducted the Paget Chorale at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Mr. Paget also served as choral director at Manhattan School of Music and founded Columbia University’s Barnard-Columbia Chorus. The premiere of his Romania!, written for flutist Carol Wincenc, “raised the audience to heaven” (The New York Times). Gena Raps has performed internationally and across the United States. Her recordings include solo and chamber music by Dvorak and Mozart with artists such as Artur Balsam and Carol Wincenc. In addition she has made two CD’s for children. Ms. Raps has taught at the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music and juried competitions at the Juilliard School and for the Fulbright Fellowship. Paul Sullivan has enjoyed a richly varied and distinguished career as a composer and a pianist. As a soloist, with his trio, and as a member of the Paul Winter Consort, he has played concert tours in most of the United States and Europe, as well as Croatia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Japan. He has performed among the dunes of the Negev Desert, in Leonard Bernstein’s living room, and on the stages of many of the world’s finest concert halls. He has also performed with some legendary orchestras, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy, the Boston Pops under both Arthur Fiedler and Keith Lockhardt, and several regional orchestras around the US. Dr. Anatole Wieck teaches violin and viola and conducts the University of Maine Chamber Orchestra. Born in Latvia, Prof. Wieck received his early musical training in Riga and Moscow. In 1973 he came to the United States to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City where he earned his Bachelor, Master and Doctor degrees. For information on the extraordinary careers of the Silver Duo and Deirdre McArdle please see our June 27th program above. Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door with all funds going to the piano fund of the Winter Harbor Music Festival. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Saturday August 17th 10:00 a.m. at Chapter Two in Corea Wood Block Printing: a Workshop with Dan Miller. Corea artist Dan Miller, who teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, will lead participants through the process of creating a wood block print. Participants will design and carve a wood block, learn the printing process and create a print of the design they have carved. $100
Monday August 19th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Fletcher’s Landing Philharmonic Orchestra. Members: Michael Povich, Piano, Brian Booher, Trumpet, Lynette Woods, Drums, Janet Higgins, Trombone, Stu Marckoon, Tuba, Chuck Geyer, Clarinet, Dick Raymond, Sax, Cliff Casey, Sax/Clarinet, and Fredi Cahn, Cello
Thursday August 22nd 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Martha White and the new book ”E.B. White on Dogs” which she edited from the many writings her grandfather E. B. White compiling the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White’s various canine companions. When Martha White was editing a collection of quotations from her grandfather, E. B. White — “America’s Most Companionable of Writers” as the subtitle of the 2011 book proclaimed — she noticed something. There were a lot of quotations about dogs. She wondered at first if that was a reflection of her own fondness for the four-legged creatures. As she consulted the breadth of sources the material came from, however, she decided it was something else. “I realized he wrote about dogs a lot,” she said. “That kind of planted the seed of putting together a collection like that. I just thought, ‘We’ve got to do this.’” That idea has now come to fruition in the form of this new book which was recently released by our favorite Maine publisher Tilbury House. The book draws from E. B. White’s essays, poems, letters and other writings (such as his “Talk of the Town” entries in The New Yorker), and spans from 1929 to 1984, a year before his death.
E. B. White (1899–1985) is best known for his children’s books, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Columnist for The New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, White hit his stride as an American literary icon when he began publishing his “One Man’s Meat” columns from his saltwater farm on the coast of Maine.
Featured in the book are favorite essays such as “Two Letters, Both Open,” where White takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and also “Bedfellows,” with its “fraudulent reports” from White’s ignoble old dachshund, Fred. (“I just saw an eagle go by. It was carrying a baby.”) From The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” are some little-known Notes and Comment pieces covering dog shows, sled dog races, and the trials and tribulations of city canines, chief among them a Scotty called Daisy who was kicked out of Schrafft’s, arrested, and later run down by a Yellow Cab, prompting The New Yorker to run her “Obituary.” Some previously unpublished photographs from the E. B. White Estate show the family dogs, from the first collie, to various labs, Scotties, dachshunds, half-breeds, and mutts, all well-loved.
Martha White, granddaughter of E. B. White and manager of White Literary LLC, edited the updated Letters of E. B. White (HarperCollins, 2006), as well as In the Words of E.B. White: Quotations from America’s Most Companionable of Writers (Cornell University Press, 2011). As a contributing writer and editor to Yankee Magazine’s Old Farmer’s Almanac, White wrote two weekly syndicated columns and was the author of Traditional Home Remedies (Time-Life, 1997). Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Country Journal, Down East, Early American Life, Family Circle, Garden Design, and many other publications.
Admission is free with all donations going to support event programming. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Thursday August 29th 7:30 p.m Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences welcome back Deirdre McArdle-Manning and Gerald Wheeler who will present the complete Handel’s Sonatas for flute and Harpsichord. Following their extraordinary performance last year in our hall of the complete Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach we know we are going to be treated to another wonderful evening of music. Gerald Wheeler was born in 1929 in England. In 1953 he was appointed sub-organist of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and was in charge of all music during the cathedral choir’s post-coronation tour of the U.S.A. and Canada. In 1956 he accepted the position of organist at St. Matthew’s, a large Anglican parish church in Ottawa, Ontario and was a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the McGill Chamber Orchestra for more than 20 years. In 1996 he accepted the position of Director of Music at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill, Maine, where he directed a choir of 15 singers and oversaw the installation in 2001 of a new 2-manual tracker organ built by Karl Wilhelm, Inc. of St Hilaire, Quebec, and Canada. Dr. Wheeler served as interim organist at St. Paul’s Church ‘K’ Street, in Washington, D.C and is currently Music Director of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Maine. Founder of the Winter Harbor Music festival, Deirdre was recognized by New York Times music critic Tim Page as “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually deep and lustrous tone.” She is the director of the Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and Festival and will premiere her Fall in Love with the Flute Seminar in Betchat, France this summer. Notable solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall in New York City and the South Bank Centre in London were critically acclaimed. As chamber musician, she has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the American Symphony. Drawing upon her extensive background in Theatre Arts she has a unique teaching approach and has served on the flute and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Bowdoin College. Composers Elliott Schwartz, David Loeb and Phillip Thomas, have honored her with dedications of new compositions for the flute. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Reservations strongly recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Friday August 30th Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. This Friday Claudia and her friend Sally will preform. After Claudia’s performance last summer, she suggested that she would like to come back and bring her friend Sally Rogers. Sally agreed, and the rest will be history. This will be, for Hammond Hall, a stellar collaboration and a can’t miss event! For more information than we can set forth here, see these websites: claudiaschmidt.com & sallyrogers.com Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.
September 2013 Events
Saturday September 7th 10:00 a.m. at Chapter Two in Corea Stone Sculpting: a Workshop with Dennis Corso. The workshop will cover the process used by most direct stone sculptors from selecting the appropriate stone to mounting the finished piece of art and include a unique hands on experience. Each participant will work with a small chunk of carving stone, experiment with basic sculpting tools and learn basic carving techniques. The workshop is an ideal opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the art of direct stone sculpting and determine if stone sculpting is an art form the participants would like to pursue in greater depth. $100
Monday September 9th 7:00 p.m. at Old Town House Museum, 452 U.S. Route 1, Gouldsboro. Ben Walter, owner/inn keeper of Oceanside Meadows, Prospect Harbor, will tell us the tale of the H.M.S. Victoria’s bell and how it came to be in Prospect Harbor, then of the diplomacy involved avoiding ill feelings with our Canadian neighbors in helping them commemorate a navel event.
Saturday September 14th 10:00 a.m. at Chapter Two in Corea Architecture of Memory, a Workshop with Pat Wheeler. Deer Isle artist Pat Wheeler will lead this one day workshop detailing the painting process she developed after a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she was struck by the continually patched and then stained or painted walls. The build up of textures over the years spoke to Pat of history and the ancient memories of a people. This is a theme reflected in her work and technique, which involves painting wood substrates with high quality house paint (bright saturated colors or flat black) to seal the boards before applying limestone clay in successive layers with industrial trowels and spatulas, incising, impressing or tooling textures and designs into the surface. High quality acrylic paint, which does not fade, is applied as a wash, allowing it to seep into the surface. Additional texture and design is then created by sanding and repainting in successive layers, prior to sealing the finished piece with wax. Students in the workshop will create three small paintings. $100 + materials fee of $25
Sunday September 15th 10:00 a.m at Chapter Two in Corea Art By Accident: a Workshop with J. Fred Woell. Deer Isle artist and Maine Master J. Fred Woell, winner of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Society of North American Goldsmiths, is teaching a one day workshop in which students will create several pieces of jewelry from found objects, photos, soda cans and small tin boxes. The workshop is an investigation into the notion that chance and serendipity are major influences in creation, an understanding which can have a profound impact on one’s personal and artistic pursuits. Students will also learn a variety of cold connection techniques important in creating mixed media work of all forms. Participants should bring Altoid or other small hinged-lid tins, soda cans, an assortment of small found objects that will fit in or on the tin or can, photos or pictures and small hand tools. $100
Friday September 27th Every month all year ’round, Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.
October 2013 Events
Wednesday October 16th 6:oo p.m. at West Bay Church, 88 Old Route One, Gouldsboro. C. Scott Planting, Executive Director of the Sea Coast Mission, Bar Harbor, Will Talk to us about the Maine Sea Coast Mission over the years. Before Scott’s presentation, area historical societies will gather for a pot luck supper in the fellowship hall and share brief reports of how their season went.
Friday October 25th Every month all year ’round, Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.