Things to Do in Belfast, Maine – Be Inspired! August 15 – 22

Things To Do In Belfast, Maine – Be Inspired! Events happening in the Belfast area from Friday August 15th through Friday the 22nd; highlights include: Art: PATCHWORK OF COLOR: Acrylic Painting Workshop with Susan Tobey White An acrylic painting workshop with artist Susan Tobey White at the Penobscot Marine Museum, Friday August 15, 10am -1pm. Join us for […]

Things To Do In Belfast, Maine – Be Inspired!

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Events happening in the Belfast area from Friday August 15th through Friday the 22nd; highlights include:

Art:

PATCHWORK OF COLOR: Acrylic Painting Workshop with Susan Tobey White

An acrylic painting workshop with artist Susan Tobey White at the Penobscot Marine Museum, Friday August 15, 10am -1pm.

Join us for this time to have fun, learn some painting techniques and surround yourself with color.  Beginning painters as well as those with experience will enjoy this class using the Gee’s Bend Quilts as inspiration to create colorful acrylic paintings.   The workshop fee is $75 which includes museum admission.   To register for PATCHWORK OF COLOR please call Penobscot Marine Museum at207-548-2529 or 548-0334.

Hospice Juried Art Show and Awards Ceremony

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County is holding an Award Ceremony and Reception for its Juried Art Show August 16, 6:30pm at the Belfast Free Library.

The jurors making the selection were artist David Estey, sculptor Kimberly Callas and photographer Kevin Johnson.  Eighty pieces of  art work were submitted a complete list of selected artists can be seen at www.HospiceVolunteersOfWaldoCounty.org.

The exhibit will be up for the month of August and the public can view the exhibit and vote for their favorite work. The artist with the most votes will receive a special “People’s Choice” award at the award ceremony.

For more information on this event please contact  Flic Shooter, Director of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County at 207-930-2677. Plus complete information on this event and participating artists can be seen at www.hospicevolunteersofwaldocounty.org.

 

Music:

Belfast Bay Summer Music Festival

JoJo’s Corn, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, and AR Productions Present the First Annual Belfast Bay Music Festival, Friday August 22 from 2-10pm.

Belfast Bay Summer Music Festival is located at Steamboat Landing on the Beautiful Belfast Waterfront. Straight into downtown Belfast Maine Off Main Routes 1 and 3

This Years Event is a Fundraiser for the Local Habitat For Humanity Chapter. The festival Will Feature all Maine Musical acts from around the state! Belfast Bay Music Festival will be something for everyone a true festival of music including Pop, Blues, Rock, Country, Punk and Hip Hop with DJ Maine Event as Host and MC Spinning Hits Between acts! We at BBMF are Happy to be part of the community and Want to see this beautiful area prosper through Art, Music and Culture.
We are also Looking for additional sponsors and Volunteers as we Get closer to the Event andtThrough the help and support of the community We can watch BBMF Blossom into One of the most sought after Tickets of the summer in the great state of Maine!!

Bizzy Gruntry takes the stage at 8pm!

Tickets only $20 at the gate!

Steamboat Landing, Downtown Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, Maine 04915

 

Film:

Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library – Gallipoli

The summer of 2014 marks the centennial of the beginning of the First World War. Over the century, many great films have been made set during the war and reflecting on the issues raised by one of history’s greatest cataclysms. In commemoration, the Belfast Free Library’s free film series, Friday Night Flicks, will present eight cinematic representations of the war. All films will be shown at 7 pm in the library’s Abbott Room, and are presented free of charge.

The battle of Gallipoli, in which Australian troops fought a brutal campaign against the Turks is considered one of the defining moments in the creation of Australia’s national identity. Similarly, Peter Weir’s epic film about the battle was one the most important steps in the development of the nation’s film industry. Gallipoli will be shown on August 22.

Literature:

Left Bank Books Hosts Bernd Heinrich for Talk and Book Signing

Left Bank Books is delighted to welcome renowned naturalist Bernd Heinrich on Saturday, August 16, for a talk and signing of his new book, The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration. His talk will be from 3 to 4 pm at the First Church of Belfast, which is diagonally opposite the bookshop on Church Street. Afterwards, he will sign books at bookshop. The public is warmly invited to this free event, but reservations are required.

Nature:

World Ocean Observatory Director to Speak at Penobscot Marine Museum

On Thursday, August 21st at 7:00pm, Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory will present The Sea Connects All Things, an illustrated talk on the ocean as an integrated global social system.  Neill will suggest actions, beyond the predictable conventions, for organizations and individuals to adopt as innovative strategies for the future.  Peter Neill has appeared on television documentaries on PBS, A&E, Discovery and National Geographic Society productions.

This talk is at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine.  Tickets are $8 for museum members and Searsport residents, and $10 for non-members.

For more information on Museum events, exhibits and programs, go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org  or call 207-548-2529 or 0334.

 

Community:

Belfast Co-op Community Appreciation Day

On Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Belfast Co-op invites the community to attend their Annual Community Appreciation Day. There will be free live local music throughout the day, local vendors with free samples, a cook-out with burgers and dogs, including vegetarian options, and Co-op Hot Italian sausage subs with peppers & onions. The event takes place in a portion of the Co-op’s parking lot, at 123 High Street in downtown Belfast, and spilling over onto High Street, which will be blocked off from vehicular traffic between Main and Beaver streets.

For further details, please visit belfast.coop, facebook.com/belfastcooperative or call the Co-op between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily at (207) 338-2532. The community-owned Belfast Co-op is located at 123 High Street in downtown Belfast. All are welcome!

 

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