Things To Do In Belfast, Maine – Be Inspired!
Events happening in the Belfast area from Friday July 25th through Thursday the 31st; highlights include:
The Belfast Final Fridays Art Walk on July 25th!
The Belfast Arts Final Fridays Art Walk this month will take place on July 25, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Main Street and downtown area of Belfast. Explore the downtown galleries as well as the studios surrounding the downtown area. Every Final Fridays Art Walk is an evening of art, performance, food and drink, and as always, a taste of Belfast’s vibrant arts community! There are a lot of exciting offerings this month, and many new things to see! The downtown area will be full of new gallery shows and dance, theatre, and music performers. If you haven’t already, be sure to also check out the studios that are a few blocks from downtown – they are just an easy, pleasant walk away! For family art activities, there will also be the Waterfall Arts Tent with Bridget Matros and Bridge young artists, so that young people attending the art walk can create their own artworks!
Sea of Liberty Book Signing at Penobscot Marine Museum
Award-winning Lewiston Sun Journal journalist Kevin Mills brings Maine’s and his family’s history to life in Sea of Liberty, the last book in a trilogy based on stories passed down in Mills’ family. Kevin’s Maine ancestors were shipbuilders, lighthouse keepers, and merchant mariners, and one family legend tells the story of Eligood Mills who sailed on the privateer Grand Turk and was captured by the British. On Saturday, July 26th at 2:00 pm, Mills will be at Penobscot Marine Museum to talk about the role of privateers in the American Revolution, and his personal journey in uncovering his family’s history for the writing of Sea of Liberty. The book signing will be in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine. Admission is free.
The Penobscot Marine Museum is in Searsport, Maine and has seven new exhibits and over fifty programs and events during the 2014 season. Its three acre, ten building campus is on Route One in Searsport, and is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday noon to 5:00 pm, through Sunday, October 19. PMM admission is free to Searsport residents.
Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library – A Very Long Engagement
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.
When a young French woman, played by Audrey Tautou, is informed that her fiancé is missing in action in No Man’s Land, she refuses to believe the official story, and begins an attempt to find out what really happened to him and to his comrades. Their story, A Very Long Engagement, is scheduled for August 1.
Belfast Summer Nights Concert – the Leaky Boots Jug Band!
STEAMBOAT LANDING PARK (next to the Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast)
HIGH STREET- On the street, between the traffic light and the Belfast Co-op
BEAVER STREET- The diagonal street that leaves Post Office Square and goes to High Street at The Belfast Co-op.
For Children & Family:
Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals To Perform At Belfast Free Library
Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals will be performing at the Belfast Free Library on July 30 at 7:00pm.
Year round, Lindsay brings her Puppet Pals, lovingly crafted, giant hand puppets and marionettes, to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart!
Lindsay’s comedic animation and timing, high energy, and uncanny knack for silly voices electrify young crowds (and a mastery for gentle crowd control will bring them back!) She believes the visual and interactive nature of puppetry can access the imaginations of even the youngest children. In so doing, she hopes to inspire creative play, and through thoughtful storytelling, encourage self-confidence and kindness. She also feels the experience of shared joy and laughter can strengthen community!
Ideal for ages 3-8. For more information visit www.LindsaysPuppetPals.com or contact the library at 338-3884 X 24. This program is free and open to the public.
July Calendar Sync Meeting
Next meeting: July 30 at 9am at Bell the Cat.
If you are involved in planning any community events in the Belfast area, come join the Calendar Sync meeting to coordinate your upcoming events with other local happenings! ‘Calendar Sync’ is a monthly meeting for non-profits, cultural organizations, and community event planners to come together and share upcoming events, look for opportunities to support one another, share marketing costs, collaborate, and plan for future event dates.