Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn - Prospect Harbor, Maine, 4669, United States

2012 Season Events

Dear Friends, Welcome to our new Local 2012 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 oceaninn@oceaninn.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.

June 2012 Events

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Sunday, June 24, 10 – 4 Direct Stone Sculpting, a Dennis Corso Workshop, and run by Chapter Two, Corea. (2 mins from the inn). Michelangelo once said, “direct stone sculpting was the only medium worthy of an artist’s endeavor.” This one day workshop will provide insight into the master’s point of view, introduce participants to direct stone sculpting and include hands-on carving experience. The workshop will cover the process used by most direct stone sculptors, from selecting the appropriate stone to mounting the finished piece of art. 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 participant would like to pursue in greater depth. Attendees should bring sand paper (50, 100 and 500 grit), a 10 inch rasp (can be a wood rasp), an 8 inch file and an exacto knife with assorted blades. Cost $85 For more information, visit www.chaptertwocorea.com Registrations are invited. To register contact Chapter Two: 207 963 7269, info@chaptertwocorea.com

Thursday, June 28th, 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Edmund Battersby, internationally celebrated pianist, will present a recital to benefit Harbor Music’s piano fund. Harbor Music 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.

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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. Reservations strongly recommended. Your generous donation will benefit the Silk Piano Fund of Harbor Music that has brought a full sized concert Steinway grand piano to its new home, our historic hall for your enjoyment. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

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Sunday, June 24th, 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, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: adults $20; Students/Children $5. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Wednesday, June 27th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by programme participants, are presented each Wednesday evening. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

July 2012 Events

Sunday, July 1st, 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. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Wednesday, July 4th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by programme participants, are presented each Wednesday evening in July. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Thursday, July 5th, 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Preacher Birds & Teacher Birds: the Secret Lives of Maine Birds Maybe you know the difference between a bluebird and a Blue Jay. You may recognize the songs of robins and chickadees. But do you know about “preacher birds,” “teacher birds,” and “flying cigars?” Jeff and Allison Wells, authors of the new book, Maine’s Favorite Birds, will reveal fascinating facts, mysteries, and stories about some of Maine’s favorite birds. They’ll also share stories of their birding adventures, like the one about birding in sub-zero temperatures in a VW Bug with no heat, about their role in the search for Ivory-billed Woodpeckers amid poisonous snakes, about the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s failed attempt to employ a “secret weapon” in the World Series of Birding, and more. Jeffrey V. Wells and Allison Childs Wells are native Mainers whose families in Maine go back hundreds of years. Both lifelong birders, they began birding together when they met in college. After graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington, they went on to graduate programs at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Both stayed on at Cornell, Allison as communications director for the world-renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Jeff, also at the Lab, as director of Bird Conservation for National Audubon. They have published hundreds of bird-related articles and have collaborated on many projects. Jeff is also author of Birder’s Conservation Handbook: 100 North American Birds at Risk and editor of Boreal Birds of North America. Allison was coeditor of Birder’s Life List and Diary (third edition) and contributed many bird family accounts to Scholastic’s New Book of Knowledge. Jeff is now senior scientist for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign and is a visiting fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Allison is senior director of public affairs for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. They live in Gardiner with their son and two bird-watching indoor cats. Admission is free with all donations going to the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

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Friday, July 6th – Schoodic Arts for all – Winter Harbor (5 mins from inn) Pianist Mike Levine is a man of many talents whose career is a blend of different aspects of music. He attended the University of Miami where he studied piano with Vince Maggio. Here at the UM, that Mike formed a group with Billy Ross. They released their first album “That Summer Something” in 1981, which featured Pat Metheny as a guest artist. Mike wrote the majority of the bands compositions. The recording earned national recognition for them and stayed on the top ten contemporary Jazz (AOR) charts for six weeks. Subsequently they recorded “Humidity” which also did well. The Ross-Levine Band was the opening act for Michael Franks, Gato Barberi, Dionne Warwick, and many others

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Sunday, July 8th, 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. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Monday, July 9th, 10:00 a.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents a FREE Children’s Concert – Peter and the Wolf. The concert will be performed by participants of the music school’s summer programme for orchestra musicians and conductors. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Wednesday, July 11th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by programme participants, are presented each Wednesday evening in July. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Thursday, July 12th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Eric Horschak who will be gracing our historic hall, showcasing some of his newest music. Eric has been playing the guitar for over 20 years and has developed a unique style. With influences such as Jerry Douglas and Leo Kottke, you can be sure he’ll play some mean slide guitar! Ric Pomilia host of the guitar-based show ‘Southern Wind’ says, “Eric is one of the finest finger style guitarists I have heard in years.” One fan said, “you know…. he is a technical player but with feeling.” His piece Picabia off the Album Guilding the Lily is the theme music for Common Health a program on the very popular community radio station WERU. One of Eric’s latest accomplishments was to created original music for videos produced by The Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Although being at home with instrumental music, Eric has a passion for singing too. Inspired by likes of Towns Van Zandt Bruce Springsteen and Nancy Griffith you’ll be in for some soulful folk singing and stories. You never know what to expect when Eric puts on a show. This year he may even have some special “guests” on tour with him. You will surely be entertained with his sense of humor and fine musicianship. Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door. Reservations strongly recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

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Wednesday, July 18, 9 a.m Nature Walk at Indian Point with Nancy Patterson. Meet at Indian Point parking lot at 9 a.m. 3/4 mile walk on wooded trails focusing on trees, plants and native American history Walking sticks may be handy here. Allow an hour for a leisurely walk. Call or e-mail to register no later than July 16; 207 422-2328 or joyce@frenchmanbay.org For directions go to www.frenchmanbay.org

Sunday, July 15th, 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. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

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Thursday, July 19th – Friday, July 27th each evening (except concert night of July 26) at 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents coaching sessions of Harbor Music, The Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings are open to the public free of charge. The Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes began in 1999 at the request and beneficence of Ruth Balsam, the pianist’s widow. The foundation, which was formed to support this and other projects to memorialize this great musician and ensemble player, was eventually disbanded in favor of giving specific support through recognized institutions. In the case of the ensemble classes, Indiana University accepted this gift to continue ABEC in perpetuity with the ideals exemplified by Artur Balsam throughout his distinguished career. Balsam was noted for his performances with Menuhin, Oistrakh, Milstein, Fuchs, Rostropovich, the Budapest String Quartet and countless others. He became a legend in his time for his extraordinary ensemble playing, a rarity because his pianism was of virtuoso caliber. Many of today’s finest players were trained by Balsam, including Emanuel Ax, Murray Perahia, Edmund Battersby, Walter Ponce, Alan Feinberg, and a host of others. Tax deductible contributions in support ofArtur Balsam Ensemble Classes are welcome through Indiana University Foundation. Please join us for these informal evenings that offer a wonderful window of behind the scenes preparation for great concerts which may also join us on Thursday, July 26th and Saturday, July 28th 7:30 p.m. Harbor Music Chamber Music Concerts at the Innstitute.

Sunday, July 22nd, 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. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Wednesday, July 25th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Chamber Music. Chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by programme participants, are presented each Wednesday evening in July. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Thursday, July 26th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents the Harbor Music Chamber Music Concert (the first of two) as a culmination of the weeks effort of the master classes with musicians to include pianists Justin Bartlett and Daniel Louro, students of Arnaldo Cohen, Jooeun Pak, student of Menahem Pressler, Alex Nelson, student of Edmund Battersby and cellist Nora Kosztolanyi. All participants are from the Jacobs School of Music and will be coached by the Artistic Director of Harbor Music, Edmund Battersby, Evelyne Brancart, artist faculty JSOM and Archie Chien. The concert programs will be different each evening and will include the Arensky Piano Trio, No.1, Op.32 in D minor, Beethoven Piano Trio No. 6 in Eb Major, Op. 70 #2 and many more fine works. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Reservations strongly recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

Saturday, July 28th, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Dorcas Benefit Book Sale with Bake Sale and Lunch Grill at Gouldsboro Women’s Club, Main Street, Prospect Harbor. All proceeds from this sale benefit Dorcas Library. If you wish to donate any books please speak to anyone at the Dorcas desk. 963 4027

Saturday, July 28th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents the Harbor Music Chamber Music Concert (the second of two) as a culmination of the weeks effort of the master classes with musicians to include pianists Justin Bartlett and Daniel Louro, students of Arnaldo Cohen, Jooeun Pak, student of Menahem Pressler, Alex Nelson, student of Edmund Battersby and cellist Nora Kosztolanyi. All participants are from the Jacobs School of Music and will be coached by the Artistic Director of Harbor Music, Edmund Battersby, Evelyne Brancart, artist faculty JSOM and Archie Chien. The concert programs will be different each evening and will include the Arensky Piano Trio, No.1, Op.32 in D minor, Beethoven Piano Trio No. 6 in Eb Major, Op. 70 #2 and many more fine works. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Reservations strongly recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

Sunday, July 29th, 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. For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org

Sunday, July 29th, 3:00 p.m-6;00 p.m. Schoodic Arts for all; Silent Auction at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, (5 mins from the inn). The Schoodic Arts for All biggest fund-raising event of the year, this silent auction showcases art, fine crafts ,jewelry, art to wear, decorative items, and services such as food and lodging donated by local artists, artisans, businesses and supporters. For further information got to www.schoodicartsforall.org

August 2012 Events

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Thursday, August 16th 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Author James L. Witherell who will be discussing his book L.L. Bean, The Man and His Company, The Complete Story, published by Tilbury House. “It started with a boot and a promise—L. L. Bean’s soon-to-be-famous Maine Hunting Shoe and a moneyback guarantee—that became the underpinning of a hunting, fishing and outdoor apparel business that would be known and admired throughout the world. Jim Witherell’s thorough and engaging account of the ups (many) and downs (a few) of Maine’s most famous merchandizer and his company leaves the reader thinking Horatio Alger’s real name was Leon L. Bean.” —David R. Getchell, Sr., former editor of National Fisherman and co-founder of the Maine Island Trail. Because his feet got wet and sore on a hunting trip, L. L. Bean developed his famous boot and started the mail-order company that would change the sleepy town of Freeport, Maine, into a huge outdoor mall. The story begins with the Bean family, young Leon Leonwood Bean’s love of the outdoors, his first forays into sales (soap, men’s clothing), and then his development of “the boot” and the beginnings of an outdoors outfitting company that ran on a card file system and resisted change. The story of L.L. Bean, Inc.’s phenomenal growth under grandson Leon Gorman is replete with Preppies, MBAs, infighting, and even parodies of a company that would eventually get its own Zip Code. Jim Witherell is a master Maine Guide and the creator of hiking maps for Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. Also an avid cyclist, he is the author of Bicycle History (McGann) and working on a book about the Tour de France. Jim will give a slide illustrateed presentation with donations going to support his continued research work and 25% to support the Nature Conservancy. Reservations strongly recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

Thursday, August 23, 7:30 pm Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Deirdre McArdle-Manning and Gerald Wheeler will present the complete Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord of JS Bach. 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.

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Many more August, September and October 2012 listings coming soon……

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We welcome you to discover the serenity of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula and the hospitality of our bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of beautiful Downeast Maine. The buildings of Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn stand on 200 acres at the head of Sand Cove five minutes from the spectacular Acadia National Park at Schoodic a perfect place for your Maine vacation and a special romantic getaway. The peninsula offers views of four of Maine’s beautiful lighthouses and the most wonderful scenery Downeast Maine has to offer.