Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn
Rt. 195 Prospect Harbor Road
Prospect Harbor, Maine, 4669, United States
(207) 963-5557
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Innstitute and Schoodic Area 2015 Local Events Calendar:

Dear Friends, Welcome to our new local 2015 Events Calendar! Here you will find 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. We hope this will serve as a resource for our local community and our guests to enjoy!

We hope to continue with the goal of supporting and promoting the arts and sciences and we invite you to join us for this year? We hope this line-up of events on our beautiful Schoodic Peninsula. We wish to thanks all of our guests, 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 line-up of events will entertain, amuse, and enrich you this summer season. The Schoodic Peninsula area is a wonderful place to experience a collaboration of varied, engaging programs that are an important part of our community live and are right on our doorstep. Please feel free to contribute to our local events listing by emailing us at oceaninn@oceaninn.com with an event you would like us to add to our calendar. Enjoy!

May 2015 Events

May 1st- June 1st, all day, Hammond Hall, The Occasion! Dressings, Veils Rhythms of Our Age by Jenne' Heavrin (about 5 mins form the Inn)
Announcing a visual essay of women on the "Occasion" of dressing in wedding attire after many years. Experience moments of remembrance, a bit of sadness, joy, fun and laughter captured in portraiture.Photographing "The Occasion?" is about all the important women that gave me the opportunity to step into a moment of their lives. The courage, sharing, fun and playfulness are most inspiring.

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Monday, May 27th, 10:30 a.m. Winter Harbor Memorial Day Parade (about 5 mins form the inn)
The Acadian Community Women's Club is sponsoring a parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Winter Harbor Food Service on Main Street. The parade will end at the Veterans Memorial Park next door to the town office. Refreshments will be served at the Masonic Hall on School Street after the ceremony.

Monday, May 27th, 9:00 a.m. Gouldsboro Memorial Day Parade (about 5 mins form the inn)
A Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Fisher Field on West Bay Road. Skip Sprague, a U.S. Navy veteran, will speak at ceremonies at the Veterans' Memorial near the Prospect Harbor Women's Club. Refreshments will follow at the club.

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Wednesday May 29th, 7:00 pm, Terry Noyes & Dennis Washburn at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn)
Terry Noyes' smooth and satisfying vocals does justice to a wide range of material, from hymns to blues, broadway musicals to Eric Clapton. Dennis is a retired musician, and moved to the area two years ago from Los Angeles. This Winter Harbor musician's arrangements and guitar work of difficult sixties and seventies pop standards are executed with precision and taste. $12 suggested.

Friday, May 29th, 5:00 p.m. Public Supper at the Gouldsboro Historical Society (about 5 min form the inn)
Enjoy a social dinner at the Gouldsboro Historical Society.

June 2015 Events

Friday, June 5th, 7:00 p.m. at Hammond hall. Downeast Jazz Trio with Frank Fredenburgh (about 5 mins form the inn)
This benefit for Schoodic Arts for All presents a great mixture of jazz styles; Latin, blues, and other favorites. Musicians include Frank Fredenburgh on the piano, John Gallagher on base, and Andy Clifford on Percussion. This sterling rhythm trio of seasoned musicians has thrilled audiences all over the region. $15 suggested.

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Saturday, June 14th, 7:30 p.m. Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents 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, June 21st, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

Wednesday, June 24th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesday nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

Wednesday, June 24th, 7:00 p.m. Public Presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Bolster "The Mortal Sea, Overfishing in the Age of Sail" at Moore Auditorium, SERC (about 5 mins from the inn)
Renowned author and professional seafarer Jeffrey Bolster will share fascinating insights about the role of this part of Maine played in the history of fishing innovation and exploitation in the 1600s to the 1800s. It us a story with colorful characters, one that is both human and ecological, and it shows how humans were transforming the ocean long before modern fishing.

Thursday, June 25th, 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Inn. Join us for a night with marine scientist Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley to hear about efforts to resolve the conflict between commercial seaweed harvesting in Maine and coastal conservation for fish, wildlife and local fisheries. The talk is entitled “Sustainable seaweed harvesting? How we get there!”

Robin Hadlock Seeley, Ph.D. is an 8th generation Mainer and resident who is a Cornell University marine and conservation biologist, working on Appledore Island (ME). She is a Toyota TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and Co-Director of the Rockweed Coalition/Save Our Seaweed. She is author of a professional review article on rockweed harvesting in Maine and the Maritime Provinces of Canada (with Dr. W. Schlesinger of the Cary Institute), and the recipient of multiple conservation grant awards from National Audubon and Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative for her work. Partnering with videographer David Owen Brown, Robin has produced films to illuminate the role of rockweed as Maine’s underwater old-growth forest which supports 150 other species in Maine’s coastal ecosystem. Other films this partnership has produced illustrate the role of rockweed in the livelihoods of local Washington County fishermen, and their concerns about an expanding commercial seaweed harvest to produce agricultural products, including fertilizer, sold globally. Dr. Seeley received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her B.A. from Bowdoin College, and has received research awards from the National Science Foundation for work at Harvard, Cornell and Yale Universities. She currently serves as Senior Research Associate at Cornell.

Admission is free with all donations going to support the Rockweed Coalition

Save Our Seaweed. Seat reservations strongly recommended.

Tel. (207) 963-5557

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Friday, June 26th, 7:00 p.m. Bill Staines at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
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." His wit and gentle humor draw his audiences right into his performances. $15 suggested.

Saturday, June 26th, 9:00 am. Bike ride around Schoodic Point starting at Frasier's Point (about 5 mins form the inn)
Come join us on a beautiful 13 mile family bicycle ride around scenic Schoodic Peninsula to benefit Schoodic Arts for All. Registration is from 9am to 10am at Hammond Hall; 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor, Maine. Ride begins at 10:30am at Fraser's Point. Λ‡The Island Explorer bus is available if you only want to do a partial ride.
After the ride there will be a pot luck lunch at Hammond Hall at 12pm. Even if you don't ride, feel free to join us for the pot luck. Any donation to Schoodic Arts For All will be greatly appreciated.

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Sunday, June 28th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

July 2015 Events

Wednesday, July 1st, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesday nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

Wednesday, July 1st, 6:30 pm, Game night at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins form the inn)
Join locals for a night of board games for those 17 and up.

Thursday, July 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute. Join us for local Pianist Deiran Manning who will perform a program of works by Bach, Mozart, Schoenberg and Brahms. In addition to his performance Deiran will be giving insightful comments regarding each piece before the work is performed. The discussion will focus on the composers’ history as well as the structure of the piece. This informal concert atmosphere draws audiences into the music with a new understanding of the works.

Deiran has given performances in venues a local as Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor and as remote as the Weil Recital hall at Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall in Dublin. He is currently perusing his Masters of Music degree at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington Indiana where he recently graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelors of Arts in History.

Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

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Sunday, July 5th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

Wednesday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesday nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

Wednesday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m. Insects at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins from the inn)
At this event they will look at the forms and functions of different groups of arthropods and explore many fascinating adaptations essential for survival such as mimicry, camouflage, armor and venom.

Friday, July 10th, 12:00 pm. Schoodic Arts for All Luncheon at Hammond hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
Come enjoy a social occasion at Hammond hall. Call 207 963 2569 for more information.

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Saturday, July 11th, 10:00 am, Fishing net demonstration at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins form the inn)
Visiting Hawaii native 'Bully' will demonstrate methods of tying Hawaiian fishing nets. If you are interested in participating, please sign up at the Dorcas Library beforehand.

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Saturday, July 11th, 7:30 pm, Artur Balsam Ensemble Class for Piano and Strings presents Qian Zhou, Violin, Evangeline Benedetti, Cello and Edmund Battersby, Piano hosted at Acadia Oceanside Meadows Innstitute
Our innstitute is thrilled to host the third session of Harbor Music; The Artur Balsam class for Piano and Strings. In this first concert we will hear a thrilling program of chamber works performed by renowned the workshops faculty.

Sunday, July 12th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesday nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

Wednesday and Thursday, July 15th and 16th,6:30 and 7:30 pm respectively, Harbor Music: Artur Balsam Ensemble Class for Piano and Strings Participant concert at Acadia Oceanside Meadows Innstitute
Our innstitute is thrilled to host the third session of Harbor Music: The Artur Balsam class for Piano and Strings. In this concert we will hear a diverse program presented by participants in the Balsam Class.

Friday, July 17th, 8:00 p.m. Capturing the Night Photography Workshop with Brent Ander at Rockefeller Hall in SERC
Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting.

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Friday, July 17th, 5:30 p.m. Lobster Dinner at Tidal Falls (about 10 mins form the inn)
Reservations should be made with Frenchman?s Bay Conservancy by July 13th.

Saturday, July 18th, 8:00 a.m. The Annual Book/Bake sale at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins from the inn)
Incredible finds for book lovers of all types and delicious homemade baked goods.

Sunday, July 19th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesday nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Inn. Join us for a performance by Pianist Paul Sullivan. 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.

Thursday, July 23rd, 9:00 a.m. Winter Harbor Farmers Market Opening Day (about 5 min form the inn)
Enjoy fresh food on the first day of the farmers market.

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Sunday, July 26th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.
August 2015 Events

Monday, July 27th, 7:00 pm. Schoodic Summer Chorus at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
From John Dowland to Franz Shubert to Anne Dodson, Eastern Europe to Africa, the Schoodic Summer Chorus sings a cappella songs to make you laugh, cry, dance, and wonder at the human condition. $5.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 7:00 pm. Frogtown Puppets at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
From John Dowland to Franz Shubert to Anne Dodson, Eastern Europe to Africa, the Schoodic Summer Chorus sings a cappella songs to make you laugh, cry, dance, and wonder at the human condition. $5.

Wednesday, July 29th, 7:00 pm. Cape Brenton Kitchen Party at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
Cape Breton step dance and Celtic music will be provided by several accomplished musicians Chris Brin, accordion, Chuck Donnolly, guitar, Chuck Whitney, penny whistle and flutes, Bill Schubeck, fiddle, Ruth Grierson, fiddle, Jim & Chris Gray, pipes and percussion, Fred Benson, banjo. $5.

Thursday, July 30th, 7:00 pm. Schoodic Arts Program Night at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn) Come and sing along with the ongoing Schoodic Arts for All programs! STEEL PAN BAND  Dance your heart out to Caribbean Grooves performed by Pandemonium. UKULELE CLUB  Enjoy an eclectic performance by enthusiastic players. Singing is encouraged. $5.

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Friday, July 31st, 7:00 pm. Schoodic Arts Program Night at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
Nationally known guitarist and songwriter Joel Mabus makes a rare appearance in downeast Maine. Joel is in the Detroit Music Hall of Fame, and been awarded the West Michigan Legacy Award. $15 Suggested.

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August 2015 Events

Saturday, August 1st, 7:00 pm, Ameranouche Gypsy Flamenco Swing at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call Gypsy Flamenco Swing. They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club. Whether they're playing a musette waltz from 1930 or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche's Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century. http://ameranouche.com $5.

Sunday, August 2nd, 7:00 pm Delta Knights Blues at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
Like a fine wine, The Delta Knights Band, continue to improve. Now in their 19th year, the band is playing tighter and better than ever, showcasing the best of blues, R&B and swing music. Soulful vocals and a jazz-meets-blues take on classic songs will have you tapping your feet and maybe even dancing in the aisles. $5.

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Monday, August 3rd, 7:00 pm John Imbers Left Hand at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
A love story between two artists faced with one?s death and how art gives them the reason to live. Imber's switch to painting left handed and the black humor with which he dances with his dying is a celebration of life and community in the midst of tragedy. Boston Globe front page: "This beautiful...film takes the wind out of you". "A masterpiece, Maine Sunday Telegram." $5.

Thursday, Aughts 6th, 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute. Join us at the Innstitute for the band River Whyless. Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, River Whyless puts a hauntingly sweet spin on traditional foundations. Their forthcoming EP, the bands first release since their 2012 debut album, marks a notable evolution in their collective voice. River Whyless elected to decamp to Louisville, Kentucky's La La Land Studio where they worked with Kevin Ratterman (Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee) on the new tracks. The result is an EP full of lush harmonies, wide sweeping arrangements driven by dark percussion and metaphors built of firewood and sap. Anderson's voice finds a mark between Sandy Denny's ethereal plea and Crystal Gayle's country swoon. English trad-folk sounds are some of the band's obvious touchstones, putting them in a category similar to contemporaries like Fleet Foxes and Stornoway. Since the January release of the EP, River Whyless has been featured on NPR's World Cafe, Paste Magazine, The Bluegrass Situation, SiriusXM's The Loft, and more.

Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557(207) 963 5557(207) 963 5557(207) 963 5557.

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Monday, August 3rd, 7:00 pm Crown Vics at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
The Crown Vics are New England's premier rockabilly dance band who appeal to revelers of all ages who fearlessly deliver a high octane mix of Americana, indie rock and vintage country and lively stage show. The act is rooted in American rock'n'roll, and The Vics have been described as hard-twang, slacker swing and honky punk. The Crown Vics fearlessly deliver a high octaine mix of American, indie rock and vintage country with a lively and interactive live show. $5.

Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00 pm The Galley Rats at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
The Galley Rats are one of Maine's hardest working pub-style bands, playing from one end of the state to the other. They are energetic instrumentalists and powerful vocalists. $5.

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Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30 pm, Game night at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins form the inn)
Join locals for a night of board games for those 17 and up.

Thursday, August 5th, 7:00 pm When Suzanne and I Ate Dinner by Jan Bukaloo: A comedy at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
This year, the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab will present a staged reading of the play, WHEN SUZANNE AND I ATE DINNER, by summer resident, Jan Buckaloo. This comedy, set in a posh upscale eatery, is sure to be hilarious and, if not, at least the food will be good! After a ten- year stint writing political columns for The Litchfield County Times and having opinions on everything from Margaret Thatcher's pearls to G.H.W. Bush's Read my Lips, she returned to playwriting. $5.

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Saturday, August 7th, 7:00 pm Bumbershoot at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
Bumbershoot 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 and tenor guitar, you will get a beautiful combination of spirited melody and driving rhythm. Pepin and Emma performed to a record-breaking crowd in 2013 and 2014, as one of the most popular performances of the Schoodic Arts Festival. $5.

Sunday, August 8th, 7:00 p.m. Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) 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!

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Sunday, August 8th, 7:00 p.m. Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
For almost four decades Claudia Schmidt has been exploring the nuances of acoustic music with her voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer with an exciting collection of original, traditional, and contemporary writing. From small clubs to large concert stages, her craft is at its height in live performance the stage is her natural habitat, and every member of her audience is made to feel welcome and energized by her presentation.

Monday, August 9th, 7:00 p.m. Final Showcase at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins form the inn)
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. African Percussion, Irish Step Dance, Ukulele, Pennywhistle, and more! Come and see what you might be interested in learning next year. $5.

Wednesday, August 12th, 7:00 p.m. Heading Home: New York Painter on the Main Coast, presentation by Carol Douglas at Moore Auditorium in SERC (about 5 mins form the inn)
New York was the unrivaled center of art in America, and the Hudson River painters were celebrities. Their paintings were travelogues for a nation hungry to learn about the vast, untamed wildernesses in their own country. These painters came to Maine in response to the clear bright light, the constant motion of the sea, the sighing winds and the bending pines.

Thursday, August 13th 8:00 p.m Oceanside Meadows Innstitute presents Gerald Reuter
Join us at the Innstitute for a program featuring Oboist Gerald Reuter.

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Friday, August 14th 8:00 p.m Capturing the Night Photography Workshop with Brent Ander at Rockefeller Hall in SERC (about 5 mins from the inn) Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting.

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Thursday, August 20th, 7;30 p.m. Winter Harbor Music Festival Gala Concert at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute
This concert will feture faculty of the Winter Harbor Music festival including Deirdre McArdle, Gena Raps, Carol Wincenc, Gerald Reuter, Peter Thoresen and many more. $12 suggested.

Friday, August 21st, 7:30 p.m. Winter Harbor Music Festival Summer Sing at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn)
Come to Hammond Hall to sing in the Choir for one of the great classical master works. $10 suggested.

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Saturday, August 22st, 7:30 p.m. Winter Harbor Music Festival Side by Side Concert at Hammond Hall (about 5 min form the inn)
Hear the faculty of the Winter Harbor Music Festival perform side by side with festival participants.

Sunday, August 23rd, 3:00 p.m. Sue Miller talk at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins from the inn)
Sue Miller, author of multiple best selling novels and professor at Smith College, will talk about her work.

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Thursday, August 27th, 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn for a night with author Douglas "Woody" Woodsum who will read from his book The Lawns of Lobstermen: Poems from the Maine Coast and Belgrade Lakes. The three part book is set in Corea Harbor, Casco Bay, and Smithfield, Maine. Many of the poems first appeared in Down East, Maine Times, and Friends of Acadia Journal. Doug Woodsum will collaborate with his wife, J. Donna Asmussen, whose watercolor painting is on the book cover and whose many watercolors and photographs complement the poems. 

Doug's writing was not embraced by publishers in his first years after college, but his father suggested a stint in their summer home in Corea, a couple of miles from Oceanside Meadows Inn. During the five winter months of 1987 and 1988 Doug read thousands of pages of poetry, wrote hundreds of pages of poetry, and published his first handful of poems. Corea had become his muse. 

A Down East magazine review of The Lawns of Lobstermen noted that “Woodsum portrays the essence of rural and coastal Maine life with wit and sensitivity and an ear for rhymes, rhythm and word play. The poems resonate with a thoughtful reverence of subject, often with warm humor: a rampant moose trailing a clothesline, the trials of picking blackberries, the simple act of greasing one’s boots, the joy of setting out to hunt ducks on a winter morning, or watching two sandhill cranes take flight.” 

In the “Take Heart” poetry column in the Maine Sunday Telegram, a reader wrote that Doug’s poetry “is the peculiarly American vein of practicality and earnestness –a rich vein found in much of our literature from Franklin to Thoreau to Frost, and even in our art. Thanks to Mr. Woodsum for giving these echoes new voice.” 

Doug has taught English, folklore and oral history in high schools and universities since 1982. His poems have been a staple in Maine magazines, and other poems have appeared in many of the oldest and most venerable national magazines. His readings at universities, public schools, libraries and other venues have delighted and uplifted his audiences. Woodsum's mix of narratives, lyrics and light verse include some of poetry's prime ingredients: richly imagined landscapes, modernist complexities, and word-play. Though professionally trained with an MFA from Michigan, his poetry is accessible to a wide readership.

Two decades of life on the Maine coast and twenty more years inland inform these poems. Whether writing about how to get a pig in a truck, blackberry picking, sea ducks, splitting wood, or what to do with a dead whale, Woodsum engages the wit and intellect of poetry readers at every level. 

Admission is free with all donations going to support Friends of Acadia. Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel. (207) 963-5557.

September 2015 Events

Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:30 pm, Game night at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins form the inn)
Join locals for a night of board games for those 17 and up.

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Tuesday, September 8th 7:00 p.m. Public Presentation: "Are Alewives key to rebuilding our costal cod stocks" at Moore Auditorium in SERC (about 5 mins form the inn)
In this public presentation co-sponsored by Schoodic Institute and Penobscot East Resource Center, MacArthur award winner Ted Ames will discuss the historical links between alewives and the coastal populations of cod.

Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th, 8:00 p.m Capturing the Night Photography Workshop with Brent Ander at Rockefeller Hall in SERC (about 5 mins from the inn)
Come join our capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting.

Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30 pm, Game night at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins form the inn)
Join locals for a night of board games for those 17 and up.

Saturday, October 10th, Attic Treasures sale at the Dorcas Library (about 5 mins from the inn)
Annual fall sale: fabulous Attic Treasures, Fantastic baked goods,

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