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August 31, 2009

Maine Events Calendar: September 2009

September is typically a beautiful month in Maine, and there are still lots of great events all over the state to enjoy. Just because summer is on the wane, don’t fret! The transition to fall is an easy one with so much happening.

Classics in Book Design and Illustration September 1 Hutchinson Center, Belfast
Classes with instructor Tara Law include “Books–Images and Words, Art and Technology,”on Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm and “Design and Illustration with Digital Tools” on Thursday from 5:30-9:30pm. Tuition wavers for those age 65 and older. FMI: 207.338.8000

Up River: The Story of a Maine Fishing Community September 3 4-7pm
Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, Harpswell. Photographs by Olive Pierce.

Rockport Garden Club Meeting at the Rockport Opera House September 3 2-3pm
Kristen Lindquist will provide an overview of Maine’s woodpecker species. Free and open to the public. FMI: 207.230.1260

Camden Windjammer Weekend September 4-6
Events include the Schooner Crew Talent Show in Harbor Park on Friday. Saturday begins with a blueberry pancake breakfast, chowder challenge at noon, the Sahara Desert Dances, and screening of “Captains Courageous” in the Amphitheatre. Sunday, a puppet show at the Camden Opera House and performance of Castlebay in Harbor Park. For full schedule, see www.camdenwindjammerfestival.com

Nevelson Family Weekend Celebration September 4-6 Lincoln Street Center, Rockland
Louise Nevelson’s granddaughter Maria, a sculptor living in Philadelphia, will return to Rockland for a solo exhibition, “Homecoming,” with an opening reception Friday at 7pm. At 1pm on Saturday, Maria Nevelson and Rockland artist Susan Beebe will lead a hands-on community collaborative sculpture workshop. Free.   On Saturday at 7pm, Everyman Repertory Theater stages an encore benefit performance of Edward Albee’s  “Occupant,” written about Louise Nevelson. On Sunday at 3pm, Dale Schierholt’s documentary “Nevelson: Awareness in the Fourth Dimension” will be shown, free and open to the public. To register call 207.594.6490.

Colonial Pemaquid Youth Program September 5 1pm
In “For King and Country,” children ages 6-12 will receive a hands-on taste of military life during the 17th century defense of the Maine frontier. FMI: 207.677.2423

Cellardoor Vineyard September 6 noon-3pm, Lincolnville
Come sample the local delights of Gratitude Foods! FMI: www.mainewine.com

Tea and Informational Meeting about Maine Authors Publishing September 5 10:30am
Authors Cooperative Lodge, 168 Mt. Pleasant St., West Rockport. A new program for cooperative-style self-publishing. RSVP: info@maineauthorspublishing.com

Food Historian Sandy Oliver at Thomaston Historical Society September 8 7pm
Author, columnist, and food historian Sandy Oliver will be presenting “How We Ate: Early American Yankee Fare.” Free and open to the public, held at the Knox Farmhouse, 80 Knox St., Thomaston.

Maine Fare September 11-13 Camden/Rockport
An amazing event focusing on featuring the bounty of local foods. Many classes led by local chefs, demonstrations, lectures, panels, and discussions, tastings, and more. For a full list of events and overview, go to www.mainfare.com

Woofstock ‘09 September 12 9am-3pm Round Top Farm, Damariscotta
Event features a Parade of Breeds at 10am. To participate, contact The Animal House by emailing: info@theanimalhouse.net

Cellardoor Vineyard Food and Wine Pairing September 13 noon-3pm
Come join Chef Frankie Carozza for a Food and Wine Pairing not to be missed!

Gibbs Library: Wine and International Food Tasting Event at Sweetgrass Farm, Union  September 18 6-8:30pm
Wine tastings, gourmet international food, specialty gift baskets, and auction. FMI: 207.845.3045 www.gibbslibrary.org

The Late Summer Harvest at Hartstone Inn September 19 and 20 1-3pm
Combination garden and kitchen class.  
After a full season of growing, the gardens at the Hartstone Inn will offer up a great variety of herbs and vegetables and lessons learned from another season of growing. This is the perfect time to review what went right and what went wrong and begin planning for the next year. Gardening instructor Shelley Johnson will discuss proper harvesting techniques to maximize the garden’s yield, look at the many heirloom vegetable varieties available for the best in taste and beauty, and explain how to extend the season through the first frosts of autumn. After harvesting and gleaning the garden’s bounty, we’ll head to the kitchen at the Hartstone Inn to spend 30 minutes with Chef Michael Salmon as he uses the summer harvest in some of his favorite recipes.

Cellardoor Vineyard Chocolate and Wine Pairing September 20 noon-3pm
Simply Divine Brownies will be on hand for some sampling and pairing with local wines.

Common Ground Fair September 25-27 Unity

MF&L Staff at Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine.

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