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March 2013

Sculpture in a Searsmont Studio

March 23, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter studio Searsmont, ME United States
$45 - $55

Stephen Porter has created sculptures for more than 60 years, and he exhibits nationwide. He designs his elegant abstract stainless steel, wood, and granite pieces in his studios in a custom designed post-and-beam barn in Searsmont. A member of a family of well-known artists, Stephen explores the pure language of geometrics in his art, which is characterized by carefully balanced design and meticulous craftsmanship. Scale runs the gamut from small tabletop pieces to large outdoor architectural installations. Visit his studios…

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June 2013

To See a Place: Exploring Photography

June 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Route 73
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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$35 - $45

It is hard to make an unattractive picture of the Maine landscape. Beautiful natural settings, quintessential fishing and farming vistas, picturesque towns – the raw material for great, iconic images. If you love outdoor photography, this four-hour workshop led by Margot Kelley, a former photography instructor at the Art Institute of Boston, is for you. Explore techniques that photographers use to focus on subjects of interest, then move out into the landscape to make pictures. To cap the event, you…

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July 2013

Fieldstone Castle Centennial Celebration

July 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fieldstone Castle Port Clyde, ME 04860 United States + Google Map
$75 - $85

Join Nadine and Greg Mort in celebrating the centennial of their Port Clyde home, Fieldstone Castle, built in 1913 by Russell W. Porter, artist, astronomer and architect. Featured will be a nine-course candlelight dinner commemorating Porter’s nine explorations to the Arctic. The Mort family will provide historical background about Porter and a guided tour of Marshall Point. In 1903 Porter purchased 50 acres at the end of the point and designed and built 16 Arts and Crafts cottages there. This…

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A Monet on the Marsh

July 24, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Home of Jack and Ellen Bates Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States + Google Map
$30 - $40

Troop through fields and woods to discover a Giverny in the Tenants Harbor Marsh. Ellen and Jack Bates will lead you across their property to a section of the marsh that abounds in wildlife and, especially, water lilies. Bring your sketching materials, camera and composition pad. Do not disturb the beavers, asleep in their lodges. They have industriously created this ecosystem. Return to the Bates farmyard and gardens to enjoy a repast of appetizers, wine, beer and iced tea. Hosts:…

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August 2013

Sunset Reception at Blue Water Fine Arts Gallery

August 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Water Fine Arts Gallery Port Clyde, ME United States
$25 - $35

The building that houses Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde used to be the village inn. It is rumored that N.C. Wyeth often dropped in for lunch and that daughter Annie played the piano on the front porch. Today, the walls are hung with the paintings of Barbara Ernst Prey. Barbara, whose paintings hang in many museums and private collections, will host a gathering on the upper back deck, overlooking Port Clyde harbor. Come to take in the sunset…

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Fiddling Around Celtic-Style

August 10, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sail Loft Tenants Harbor, ME United States
$50 - $60

Share a summer’s evening of Celtic fiddle music with Georges River Land Trust founding member Tom Judge and Susan Groce, two of the finest fiddlers in the midcoast area. While listening to music, enjoy refreshments in an historic Tenants Harbor home, the 1848 Sail Loft. Experience a memorable evening overlooking a harbor of fishing and pleasure boats. Hosts: Betsy and Al Scott Limited to 20 participants. Non-member $60.00GRLT Member $50.00   QUANTITY:       

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September 2013

A Celebration of River, History, Food, and Friends

September 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$55 - $65

Join the celebration with food, beverages, and a reenactment of the historical novel, Come Spring. The setting will be Richard Lee and Cherry Short-Lee’s farm in Warren, situated on beautiful White Oak Pond along the main channel of the Georges River. The food portion of the event will include colonial dishes, hearty and robust, all in keeping with the historical theme. Vegetarian and other alternatives can be provided. The moments to savor, however, will be the Come Spring Chronicle Player’s…

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Taste the Grapes, Taste the Wine

September 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Savage Oaks Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road
Union, ME 04862 United States
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$30 - $40

Elmer Savage, of Savage Oakes Winery, began farming in Union in 1985 along with his parents. In 2000, he and Holly purchased the 95-acre farm from his parents and began planning for the future. The farm’s blueberry fields offered great potential, but just growing blueberries was not enough, so they began to explore making blueberry wine. This led them to think about other types of wine, and in 2002 they planted the first two acres of their vineyard. The vineyard…

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November 2013

Oils & Vinegars: Not Just for Salad Dressing

November 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, 503 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$25 - $35

In 2010, a new shop, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, opened on lower Main Street in Rockland. Soon everyone was talking about it and a bottle of their olive oil or vinegar became the hot, new hostess gift. Since that time the customer base has grown by leaps and bounds. Now, both loyal customers and new can hear the story behind the products. Owners Nancy and Pat O’Brien will welcome you to their shop and relate the story behind…

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December 2013

High Tea in Merry Olde England

December 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Home of Nancy Baker Thomaston, ME 04861 United States + Google Map
$40 - $50

Clotted cream, jam, and scones! Experience high tea English-style at Nancy Baker’s 1892 Thomaston home completely decorated for the holidays. This time-honored tradition from "across the pond" will be served in the late afternoon on lovely china with a repast of sandwiches and fruitcake. Hats, gloves and vintage clothes anyone? Host: Nancy Baker Limit: 16 participants TICKETS GRLT Member $40.00Non-member $50.00   QUANTITY:       

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Holiday History and Caroling

December 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Henry Knox Museum, 28 High Street
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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$25 - $35

Hark!! We’re partnering with the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston, for an evening of holiday merriments. Anthony Antolini, Artistic Director of Down East Singers, will lead the group in singing traditional and modern carols in the Oval Room of Montpelier, a grand example of architectural elegance from the late 1700’s. Mr. Antolini will be playing his 1782 Longman and Broderip harpsichord, made in London, to bring a period flavor to the musical accompaniment. Guests will enjoy festive desserts and…

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January 2014

Say Cheese! Pure and Simple

January 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
State of Maine Cheese, 461 Commercial St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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$35 - $45

Experience the making of midcoast Maine’s fine, handcrafted cheeses. You will be saying “Cheese, please!” at the State of Maine Cheese Company. Your host, Cathe Morrill, will give us a personal tour of the facility and the cheese-making process. The answer to questions such as: “Where does the milk come from?” “How is the cheese stored?” “How is the cheese cut, packaged and labeled?” “Who determines the name and variety of cheeses?” will be answered. Come hungry because you will…

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February 2014

Capturing Winter Light and Shadow

February 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hatchet Mountain Rd

Hope, 04847
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$50 - $60

In the dead of winter’s morning light, Bill and Barbara Bentley invite photographers to don snowshoes or skis (hip boots, crampons, or ice skates…), digital cameras in hand, and tour their 60 conserved acres on Mansfield Pond in Hope. The quiet and cold, light and shadows of mid winter make for an amazing photographic experience. Upon return to the house, the group will enjoy a warm lunch of chowder, home brew, and other seasonal fare. The photos taken during the…

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May 2014

Get Your Groove On!

May 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thomaston Academy, 60 Main St
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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Contra dance to the music of the TWISTED STRINGS with Michele Roy on the fiddle and Will West on the guitar and Irish bouzouki. This outstanding acoustic duo plays old and new tunes with Celtic roots. Maggie Robinson will be the dance caller, and no dancing experience is necessary! You will be taught the easy contra steps and want the music to last forever. Participate or observe; either way you will be smiling for hours. Meet new folks and burn…

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June 2014

Ragtime and More with Sean Fleming

June 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockport, ME 04560 United States + Google Map
$50 - $60

Come enjoy the piano mastery of Sean Fleming as he takes you through the ragtime music of the past while basking in the historic view of Penobscot Bay from the comfort of the home of Kim and Debbie Chatfield in Rockport. Relive the great music from movies like THE STING and THE GREAT GATSBY while enjoying sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Sean has performed throughout the country as a piano and organ master, and he has directed and accompanied…

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July 2014

Serenity Garden Party

July 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75 - $85

Enter one of midcoast Maine’s most unusual gardens for an incredible evening of culinary and visual delights. Your host, Stephen Huyler, an art historian, cultural anthropologist, photographer and author, has spent much of the past 43 years traveling in India. He has made a lifelong survey of India’s arts and crafts and their meanings, documenting craftsmanship and contemporary traditions. Trained in his earlier life as a chef, he will intrigue your palate with a sumptuous array of Indian delicacies. Your…

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