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Midcoast Maine Events

Artisan Chocolate Making

Saturday, May 2nd 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St.
Camden, ME 04843

This is a hands-on course, and though some of the techniques are advanced, all that’s required of participants is a willingness to have fun and a LOVE of chocolate!

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Halloween Party!

October 31, 2014, 4:00pm

Rockport Public Library
1 Limerock Street
Rockport, Me 04856

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Children

Midcoast Magnet's Munchies + Mingling: Rockport Opera House

October 28 at 6pm

Rockport Opera House

Join us for munchies and mingling at the Rockport Opera House. It's coming up quick, but we hope to see you there! This event will follow the IT Cluster meeting coordinated by City of Rockland and Midcoast Economic Development District happening at the Opera House from 4:30 - 6:00. Want to offer your input on how to grow and improve the information technology, new media, and creative economy sectors here in the midcoast? Stop by and offer your input. See poster image below for more details.

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Discussions/Forums

How Might “We” Use the Rockport Broadband Project as a Model in Other Midcoast Communities?

October 28 from 
4:30 – 6:00 PM

Rockport Opera House

A group of economic development professionals wants to collaborate with interested private enterprises and entrepreneurs from the information technology, new media and creative economy business sectors. We are offering to serve the common interests of those businesses and take collective action to enhance productivity and spur innovation in this regional ‘cluster’. October 28 from 
4:30 – 6:00 PM Rockport Opera House Light Refreshments and Apps Will be Served Clusters 101 Clusters are an important driver of business growth and economic development. They are concentrations of companies that serve similar customers and draw on similar knowledge and workforce skills in the development of innovative products and services. Clusters are actively supported by common organizations such as specialized suppliers, industry- knowledgeable universities, trade associations, legal and financial experts, funding sources and government agencies. Typically, a collective competitive advantage comes from the whole range of activities and sharing of knowledge within the cluster. Clusters play a fundamental role in driving regional economic competitiveness by encouraging job growth, wage growth, new business formations and innovation in the regions they are located in.

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Click! 5x5 Networking: Intensified.

November 6th starting at 5:15 pm

Blackboard Deli, 77 Park Street in Rockland

Midcoast Maine’s premier business networking event is back! The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again present CLICK!5x5 on November 6 at new member, The Blackboard Deli. Our event is proudly sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and Allen Insurance and Financial. CLICK! events are fun, upbeat, socializing opportunities designed to highlight your business by creating fresh and inventive ways to network over drinks and munchies. Created just for Chamber members, networking and meeting new people at CLICK!5x5 events is guaranteed to be light hearted and comfortable. Designed to help “break the ice” and provide a smaller more focused atmosphere for business networking than some of the larger events held by the Chamber, the event was described by an attendee at a the as a great opportunity to “break out of the office and feel the energy from fellow business owners. The format was refreshing and very useful.” Space is limited, so RSVP soon! The fun will begin promptly at 5:15pm, so don’t be late! To register or for more information, contact Maggi Blue at maggi@penbaychamber.com or Karen Brace at karen@penbaychamber.com.

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Chamber Specific Events,Discussions/Forums

Maine Made Show 2014

Saturday, November 22 from 10 am - 4 pm

Samoset Resort in Rockport

A unique consumer show featuring all Maine products will take place at the Samoset Resort in Rockport on Saturday, November 22 from 10 am - 4 pm. "Maine Made 2014" showcases the variety and high quality of products that are made right here in our own state. The show’s fifty exhibitors will include Maine food producers, artisans, jewelry makers, wineries, and fine furniture makers among others. The show will be the premiere resource for locally-made products in the mid-coast. From chocolates and other sweet confections to jams, fine cheeses, and wholesome goods from family farms, the foods available at the show are unsurpassed. Handmade soaps, quilts, art, photography, and energy-efficient products for the home will also be on display and available for purchase at the show.Part of the mission of Maine Made 2014 is to encourage people to shop locally. The one-day show is co-produced by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Grocers & Food Producers' Alliance. The State Department of Economic and Community Development is collaborating with producers and sponsors to promote Maine’s small businesses and make the event a success. The November 22nd show will run from 10am – 4pm with tickets available at the door. Wine tasting will be featured as well as samples from area chefs using Maine products as their ingredients.

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Auctions/Sales,Chamber Specific Events,Crafts,Exhibits,Fairs/Festivals

SKULLS at the Refuge

Saturday, October 25, 1-2 p.m.

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland

Have you ever found a skull in the woods and wondered which animal it belonged to? Do skulls talk? Wildlife Biologist Beth Goettel will lead a program for school-aged children examining a variety of skulls to reveal facts about animals, including what they eat.

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Children

Bladder Issues As We Age

Monday, November 10, 3 to 4 pm

Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden, ME 04843

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Discussions/Forums

District Nurses Host Flu Clinc

November 6, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Rockport Town Office Conference Room

The Camden Area District Nurses have been sponsoring flu clinics for generations. They will host their final clinic for this year on November 6 from 1- 2 pm in the conference room at the Rockport Town Office. All are welcome regardless of town of residence. The clinic is free to those who show Medicare cards. The cost is $30 for all others. Please enter through the front door of the town office.

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All Hallows' Eve Walk

October 31, 2014 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Rd., Camden, ME 04843

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Children,Fairs/Festivals,Seasonal

Coffeehouse: Roberts & Cowan

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00pm

Camden Public Library

John Roberts and Debra Cowan--the very finest in traditional American and British music! Only $7 admission. 'Debra Cowan and John Roberts remind me of why I love folk music so much–it’s the ripping yarns, the sparse tunes, and the joy of singing along.' (Rob Weir)

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Performing Arts

Tech Tuesday: Facebook

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:00pm

Camden Public Library

The session is part of an ongoing series of “Tech Tuesdays” for the library to offer patrons tech assistance with prevalent problems in interacting with computers and social media. This first in a series of Facebook classes will be an hour-long introduction for the very beginner. Please sign up in advance by calling the library at 236-3440. Prerequisite: You must set up a Facebook account before class. Please bring your own laptop, although we do have a few to share.

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Halloween Haunted House

Halloween night, October 31, 2014, 6-9:00pm

American Legion hall, 91 Pearl Street, Camden

Come on, come all... The Peril on Pearl Street awaits you this Halloween. 6-9pm at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl Street in Camden.

This haunted house is brought to you by volunteers for the Five Town Communities That Care Coalition. Suggested donation $2.00, with proceeds going to support the prevention initiatives of the Coalition.

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Children

"Streets, Places and People"

October 30, 8:30-4:30 and October 31 at 8-12

Camden Opera House, Elm Street, Camden

1 1/2 day session on Streets, Places and People will use the Public Landing in Camden for hands on instruction in place-making, preceded by a day of discussion and presentations by stellar instructors. You do not have to be an expert to make a difference in your community. Learn how! Register at www.communityinstitute.org - $125 pp includes lunch.

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Discussions/Forums,Other

Rockland Has Style - 2nd Annual Fashion Show

Wednesday 29 October 2014 – 6:00 PM Cash Bar & Light Bites; 7:00 PM Fashion Show

The Samoset Resort

An evening of fun and fashion is scheduled for Wednesday October 29th. The Samoset Resort will be the location for Rockland Has Style, a fashion show featuring clothing, cosmetics, hair, jewelry and accessories. This will be the second consecutive year for the popular event produced by Rockland Main Street, Inc., which is expected to have up to 250 people in attendance, and more than 20 participating businesses. Children’s fashions, hand-crafted jewelry, styles for the working man, and women’s clothing will be modeled in a fun setting guaranteed to entertain and provide gift giving ideas for the fall and holiday seasons. There will even be clothing for pets on the runway. Among others, models for the evening’s events will include Chris Raye, Celia Knight, Kelly Woods, Janet Page, Maggi Blue and Chris Oliver. North Atlantic Blues Festival promoter Paul Benjamin will emcee the event.

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Family Concert: Old Town Road

Friday, October 24 at 10:30 AM

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Fall Songfest with Old Town Road

We will gather in the Children’s Area and sing together with father – daughter team, Bob Stuart and Megan Rogers. Songs for the whole family to enjoy, especially the younger set.

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Children,Concerts

Live Performance: Enter Ghost

Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 PM

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Enter Ghost: Shakespeare’s Preternatural Universe

The performance created and performed by members of the Rockland Shakespeare Society, will be a collage of vignettes containing various supernatural elements, from nine different plays, contrasting some of the scariest and most dramatic scenes in all of Shakespeare. This performance is part of the year long celebration of the Rockland Shakespeare Society’s 125th year of continuous existence.

The members of the Almaine Recorders Group will provide incidental music.

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Performing Arts,Seasonal

Applesauce: Making & Tasting!

Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 AM

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Peter Proeller (apple collector and preserver of fruits & vegetables) will teach children how to make this simple, delicious & nutritious fall snack.

Then they’ll get to sample some!!

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Children,Seasonal

Family Concert: Old Town Road

Friday, October 24 at 10:30 AM

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Fall Songfest with Old Town Road

We will gather in the Children’s Area and sing together with father – daughter team, Bob Stuart and Megan Rogers. Songs for the whole family to enjoy, especially the younger set.

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Children,Concerts

Film: Suspicion

Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 PM

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.

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Festival of Lights Craft Show

November 29th, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Rockland Elks Lodge 210 Rankin St, Rockland, ME

The Pope Memorial Humane Society and crafters from all over Maine want to kick off the holiday season with you this year at the 35th annual Festival of Lights Craft Show. Join us Saturday, November 29th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Rockland Elks Lodge (210 Rankin St, Rockland). Will all of the beautiful unique hand-made items, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. And you can feel good that your $2 admission fee (children under 12 are free) will be helping out animals in need. Keep an eye out for $1 off admission coupons in the paper.

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Crafts

Concert ~ Battlefield Band

November 11. 2015, 6:30PM

Camden Opera House

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Mediterranean Cuisine

Sunday, June 14, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Join Chef Michael as he shares some of his favorite recipes from the Mediterranean region. We will prepare four dishes: Roasted Yellow Pepper Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella, Beets in Romesco Sauce, Tunisian Grilled Cod with a Roasted Shallot Compound Butter and Herbed Tabbouleh, and for dessert, Frittelle di Riso – Arborio Rice Fritters.

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Mediterranean Cuisine

Saturday, June 13, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Join Chef Michael as he shares some of his favorite recipes from the Mediterranean region. We will prepare four dishes: Roasted Yellow Pepper Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella, Beets in Romesco Sauce, Tunisian Grilled Cod with a Roasted Shallot Compound Butter and Herbed Tabbouleh, and for dessert, Frittelle di Riso – Arborio Rice Fritters.

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Lots'a Lobster

Sunday, May 31, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal! Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations: Lobster Bisque, Maine Lobster and Vegetable Timbale, Crispy Lobster and Asparagus Spring Rolls with a Wasabi Butter and Red Curry of Maine Lobster with Shrimp and Pineapple.

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Lots'a Lobster

Saturday, May 30, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal! Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations: Lobster Bisque, Maine Lobster and Vegetable Timbale, Crispy Lobster and Asparagus Spring Rolls with a Wasabi Butter and Red Curry of Maine Lobster with Shrimp and Pineapple.

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Gourmet Cupcakes

Saturday, May 9, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Join Alysia Zoidis of East End Cupcakes (Portland, Maine) as she teaches participants how to make gourmet cupcakes and frosting from scratch. Alysia was runner up on the hit Food Network TV show, “Cupcake Wars” in 2012.

The class will begin with the basics, a vanilla cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting. Then it’s off to more unique flavors, a bacon cupcake with maple frosting followed by a lavender cupcake with chocolate ganache. (Um…yum!) There will be plenty of sampling and did we mention, wine? It is sure to be a sugar and flour filled, tasty, fun afternoon!

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Candies & Confections

Saturday, April 25, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Join instructor Casey Cale of Sweet! for an afternoon of candy making! She’ll instruct the class on how to make four different, delicious confections – beautiful Sea Glass Candy, Rosemary-Cashew Brittle, melt in your mouth Fleur de Sel Caramels and Mexican-Dark Chocolate Truffles. Bring your sweet tooth as there will be enough sampling to ensure a sugar high! As an added bonus, Casey will show the class her clever ideas for packaging candy as pretty, homemade gifts.
Each participant leaves with a complete set of recipes so each tasty treat can be recreated at home! It is sure to be a “sweet” afternoon!

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Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!

Sunday, April 12, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta. Specific dishes include: Spaghetti with a Creamy Prosciutto and Roasted Pepper Sauce, Pappardelle with Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Pesto and Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Potato Ravioli with a Pine Nut and Sage Butter Sauce, and Three-Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto.

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Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!

Saturday, April 11, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta. Specific dishes include: Spaghetti with a Creamy Prosciutto and Roasted Pepper Sauce, Pappardelle with Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Pesto and Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Potato Ravioli with a Pine Nut and Sage Butter Sauce, and Three-Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto.

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Spanish Tapas

Saturday, March 28, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Tapas are the traditional little dishes of Spain; full flavored Spanish hors d’oeuvres that are easy to make and fun to eat. The menu includes: Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce, Shrimp Skewers with a Spicy Lemon Alioli, Manchego and Serrano Puffs, Chorizo and Spinach Empanadas and Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet).

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Hartstone Brunch

Saturday, March 14, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Recreate some of our Breakfast specialties at home for your family and friends. Recipes include our popular Banana Coconut Bread, Ricotta Pudding with a Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote, Baked Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Pancakes, Shirred Eggs with Cherry Tomatoes and a Pesto Sour Cream, and Chicken Sausage Patties.

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Sushi 101

Saturday, February 28, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Do you enjoy sushi and would like to learn how to make it at home? “Sushi 101″ will teach you all the basics including how to prepare rice and other ingredients needed to roll sushi. Learn the proper methods for small to large rolls along with the correct knife techniques. Whether you are a beginner or accomplished, you will learn centuries old ways for making Edo-style sushi with a modern twist. It’s sure to impress your family and friends! Instructor Chris Wolf has been a sushi chef for 25 years. He has owned his own Japanese restaurants and mentored under three sushi masters in his career. Well versed in the art of sushi making, Wolf will show you the basics to build on. A resident of Camden, Maine he has treated the mid-coast to tempting dishes for a long time. Join him and discover how the art of sushi making can be fun, simple and of course – delicious!

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Romantic Dinner for Two

Saturday, February 7, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Michael will walk you through a full gourmet meal that you can prepare at home for that special someone. These recipes are created especially for a special occasion celebrated by two. The menu starts with a special Valentine Red-Raspberry Mojito followed by a Stilton Cheese and Shrimp Tartlet with Toasted Pine Nuts and Bosc Pears and then a soup of Portabella Mushroom with a Sherry Cream. For the main course we will Grill-Smoked a Hanger Steak and serve it with a Chimi Churri Sauce and finish with Tangerine Crème Caramels with Plumped Apricots.

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Maine Seafood

Saturday, January 24, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Maine offers a bounty of fresh seafood, and we take advantage of that here at the Inn. Recipes for this class include: Maine Lobster Bisque, Stilton Cheese and Maine Shrimp Tartlet with Toasted Pine Nuts and Bosc Pears, Haddock “Oscar” with Maine Crab Meat, and Seared Maine Diver Scallops with Caribbean Smoked Salmon and Sweet Potatoes.

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Holiday Hors D'oeuvres III

Saturday, December 6, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Get ready for the Holiday season with a set or recipes for some of Chef Michael’s favorite Hors d’Oeuvres, starting with one of our famous cocktails, the Cranberry-Limoncello Martini. Hors d’Oeuvres include: Phyllo-Brie Triangles with Dried Figs and Walnuts, Pan Forte with Cheese, Hot Smoked Salmon Mousse with Crisp Fingerling Potatoes and Spicy Beef Toasts with a Smoked Tomato Confit.

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French Specialties

Novemeber 9, 2014, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Chef Michael is leading Culinary Adventure Tours to the Loire Valley in France. Get a sneak peak into some of his favorite French dishes that he prepares at the Chateau near Chambord. We’ll start off with a Mushroom and Duck Crêpe, followed by a Carrot Soup with Nutmeg Croutons and a Dill Cream. For a main course, we will make Salmon “Polonaise” with a Lemon Sauce and finish the class with an Apple and Pecan Tarte Tatin.

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Travel to Tuscany

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1-3pm

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843

Join Chef Michael in the Hartstone kitchen, classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Baked Artichokes with fresh Ricotta, Aged Pecorino and Italian Herbs
Roasted Bell Pepper, Arugula and Grilled Eggplant Salad
Seafood Risotto with White Truffle Oil
Salted Caramel Budino – Italian Butterscotch Pudding

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Holloween Spooktacular

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6-7pm

Camden Public Library

Join us for spooktacular stories, games, crafts and don’t forget to come in costume! Spooky snack volunteers call, Miss Amy, 236-3440.

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Children

Pumpkin Palooza

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Camden Public Library

Drop off your pumpkin in the Children’s Garden of the Camden Library any time October 29 or bring it with you when you come. The display will be lighted at 7:00 pm. All ages and carving talents welcome and encouraged to participate!

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Song Circle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30pm

Camden Public Library

Open to all acoustic musicians to share their songs, both traditional and original, in an informal song-circle format. Will continue on the last Tuesday in November and December.

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Performing Arts

Leer y charlar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:00pm

Camden Public Library

Spanish-language reading & conversation group continues 'fourth Tuesday' meetings. We’ll chat in Spanish about what we’re reading. Recommended for our conversation is Jorge Bucay’s collection of short stories Cuentos para pensar. Bring ideas for future recommendations.

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'Simply Books' Book Club

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00pm

Camden Public Library

A book group designed for book lovers. We simply bring along whatever book we’re currently reading (usually the ones we’re loving and want to talk about!), and share it with the group. Simply Books! meetings are on the FOURTH Saturday of the month.

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Literary

Russian Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00pm

Camden Public Library

The Camden Conference hosts Prof. Seth Singleton on 'History & Myth in Russian Foreign Policy.'

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Discussions/Forums,Historical

An Empty Place at the Table

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9am-9pm

Camden Public Library

Memorial display by New Hope for Women to highlight the effects of domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Bay Leaf Bistro Supper Club

October 13, 2015

Bay Leaf Cottages and Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville

Join us for a gourmet “theme” dinner prepared each month by Dr. Jane Liedtke in our bistro kitchen. Dinner will include appetizer while you meet other dinner guests, a starter, main course served family-style at our pub tables, and dessert with coffee/tea. BYOB.
Live musical entertainment during dinner by local jazz-blues guitarist/singer, Phil Clement.

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Clubs,Concerts,Other,Seasonal

Bay Leaf Bistro Supper Club

September 22, 2015, 6:30pm

Bay Leaf Cottages and Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville

Join us for a gourmet “theme” dinner prepared each month by Dr. Jane Liedtke in our bistro kitchen. Dinner will include appetizer while you meet other dinner guests, a starter, main course served family-style at our pub tables, and dessert with coffee/tea. BYOB.
Live musical entertainment during dinner by local jazz-blues guitarist/singer, Phil Clement.

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Clubs,Concerts,Other,Seasonal

Bay Leaf Bistro Supper Club

August 11, 2015, 6:30pm

Bay Leaf Cottages and Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville

Join us for a gourmet “theme” dinner prepared each month by Dr. Jane Liedtke in our bistro kitchen. Dinner will include appetizer while you meet other dinner guests, a starter, main course served family-style at our pub tables, and dessert with coffee/tea. BYOB.
Live musical entertainment during dinner by local jazz-blues guitarist/singer, Phil Clement.

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Clubs,Concerts,Other,Seasonal

Bay Leaf Bistro Supper Club

July 14, 2015, 6:30pm

Bay Leaf Cottages and Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville

Join us for a gourmet “theme” dinner prepared each month by Dr. Jane Liedtke in our bistro kitchen. Dinner will include appetizer while you meet other dinner guests, a starter, main course served family-style at our pub tables, and dessert with coffee/tea. BYOB.
Live musical entertainment during dinner by local jazz-blues guitarist/singer, Phil Clement.

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Clubs,Concerts,Other,Seasonal

Bay Leaf Bistro Supper Club

June 16, 2015, 6:30pm

Bay Leaf Cottages and Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville

Join us for a gourmet “theme” dinner prepared each month by Dr. Jane Liedtke in our bistro kitchen. Dinner will include appetizer while you meet other dinner guests, a starter, main course served family-style at our pub tables, and dessert with coffee/tea. BYOB.
Live musical entertainment during dinner by local jazz-blues guitarist/singer, Phil Clement.

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Clubs,Concerts,Other,Seasonal

Bayleaf Bistro Supper Club

May 19, 2015, 6:30pm

Bayleaf Cottages and Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville

Join us for a gourmet “theme” dinner prepared each month by Dr. Jane Liedtke. Dinner will include appetizer while you meet other dinner guests, a starter, main course served family-style at our pub tables, and dessert with coffee/tea. BYOB. Live musical entertainment during dinner by local jazz-blues guitarist/singer, Phil Clement.

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Clubs,Concerts,Other,Performing Arts,Seasonal

Fast & Simple Book Making

November 15, 2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm

CMCA-Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport

Join instructor Sandy Weisman for a day of making books, with instruction in accordion-fold and pamphlet-stitched books, and making both hard and soft covers. Sandy is a fiber artist, book maker, mixed media artist, poet, and owner of the artists' retreat 26 Split Rock Cove in South Thomaston. Workshop fee: $100/$90 for CMCA members. To register, visit cmcanow.org or call CMCA at 207.236.2875.

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The Art of Lettering

October 25, 1:00-4:00pm

CMCA-Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport

Workshop with Jan Owen, a CMCA 2014 Biennial artist. Workshop is an introduction to calligraphy and other lettering to add visual words to your art. Jan is a calligrapher and book maker, living in Belfast. Workshop fee: $50/$40 for CMCA members. To register, visit cmcanow.org or call CMCA at 207.236.2875.

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Crafts,Visual Art

Fine Art & Antiques Auction

November 7, 8 & 9, 2014, 11:00am

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME 04861

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Fall Auction on November 7, 8 & 9 includes fine art, Asian antiques, furniture, jewelry & watches, porcelain, silver, firearms & rugs.

View lots at www.thomastonauction.com. Call 1-207-354-8141 for info. Previews: Mon., 11/3 – Thurs., 11/6 (9 am - 5 pm), and 9-11 am on Fri., Sat. & Sun., 11/7, 8 & 9.

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Auctions/Sales

Russian Cuisine and Culture

Friday, October 24, 6 p.m. dinner/ 7:30 talk

Penobscot School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland

Melody Wolfertz joins us Friday evening, October 24th to prepare a Russian dinner served at 6 p.m. Professor Costlow of Bates College will follow with a talk on Russian and its connections to the natural environment and the influence of the Soviet era.

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Other

The Sixth Annual Art-Full Gifts Show at Point Lookout Resort

November 21 from 5-8pm, Nov 23-24 from 10-4pm

Point Lookout Resort, Route 1, Northport

Fifty exhibitors who create fine craft, fine art and artisan foods, Friday evening opening Gala November 21 from 5-8pm. Admission includes: live jazz, complimentary food tastings and shopping for fine gifts. The show continues Sat. - Sun., Nov. 23-24, from 10am - 4pm. Admission ($10 Fri; and $3 Sat. and Sun.)

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Crafts,Exhibits,Fairs/Festivals

Pairings 101 Holiday Treats

December 6, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm

Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

Unlock the mysteries of food and wine pairings. Learn about the art and science of complementary and contrasting pairings as you enjoy Cellardoor wines with sweet and savory treats from Megunticook Market. $35 per person. Reservations required. Please call 207-763-4478 to reserve your spot!

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Pairings 101 Cibo e Vino

November 8, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm

Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

Unlock the mysteries of food and wine pairings. Learn about the art and science of complementary and contrasting pairings as you enjoy Cellardoor wines with sweet and savory treats from Megunticook Market. $35 per person. Reservations required. Please call 207-763-4478 to reserve your spot!

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My Money Works

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm

Camden Public Library

'My Money Works,' a free series on personal & family finances, begins on Thursday, October 9, and meets for four Thursdays. Learn to live on a budget, use credit wisely, set up a savings plan, and achieve your financial goals. Led by Linda Buckmaster of Maine Centers for Women, Work, &Community. Call 596-2615 to register, or email lsbuck@maine.edu.

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My Money Works

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm

Camden Public Library

'My Money Works,' a free series on personal & family finances, begins on Thursday, October 9, and meets for four Thursdays. Learn to live on a budget, use credit wisely, set up a savings plan, and achieve your financial goals. Led by Linda Buckmaster of Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community. Call 596-2615 to register, or email lsbuck@maine.edu.

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Other

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

October 30, 2014

Camden

Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a 90 minute walking tour of Camden.

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Children,Historical,Other,Seasonal,Tours

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

October 26, 2014

Camden

Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a 90 minute walking tour of Camden.

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Children,Historical,Other,Seasonal,Tours

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

October 23, 2014

Camden

Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a 90 minute walking tour of Camden.

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Parent-Child Classes Fall 2014

Oct. 28-Dec. 9 Six Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Ashwood Waldorf School
180 Park St.
Rockport, ME

Marianne Böckli, Ashwood Waldorf School's Forest Kindergarten teacher, will lead Ashwood's Parent-Child classes this fall. Classes will be offered on six Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., beginning October 28.

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Children

Juice conference 4.0 to be held in Rockland, Maine, November 13-15

November 13-15

The Strand Theatre, Rockland, Maine

Juice 4.0, Maine's Creative Economy Conference, will be held November 13th - 15th 2014 in Rockland, Maine. The conference will draw industry leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, and policy makers from throughout the state of Maine, and New England. The theme for this year's Conference is ‘Imagining Trust' -creative, financial, career, technological, organizational and political trust - we need to build and enable trust in order to face the challenges of our time. Join us for Juice and register at www.juiceconference.org.

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Employee Development: It’s a Good Business Plan!

October 29, 7:30 - 9 am

Husson University, Center for Family Business, Bangor

Workforce development is a strategic priority of Maine Development Foundation. Join us for Leadership Unplugged with Steve Pound, Associate Director, Workforce Development, Cianbro Corporation. Steve understands the critical need to bring together employers, workers, and educational institutions. He has been tremendously successful in building partnerships with education to maximize potential for Cianbro’s employees. Steve is highly regarded in the education arena in Maine, and currently serves on the State Board of Education, Educate Maine, and MDF’s Next Step Maine Employers’ Initiative Advisory Council .

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Trekkers 4th Annual Auction

November 8, 2014, 5:45-8:30pm

Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head, ME 04854

Join us for our 4th Annual Trekkers Auction on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. This year’s event, “Bid Big, Laugh Loud,” will feature Auctioneer and Comedian Bucky Lewis. All proceeds will benefit Trekkers students. The evening will include a live and silent auction, a buffet featuring delicious desserts, and the Bucky Lewis Show. 5:45-8:30pm.

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Auctions/Sales

The Riley School Auction

April 11, 2015 5:00pm

67 Atlantic Hwy Northport, ME Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, The Summit

On Saturday April 11th The Riley School will host its annual auction, featuring silent and live components from 5-8:30 at Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center. The event will be held at
their beautiful Summit facility.

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Auctions/Sales

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

October 27, 2014, 7:00 pm

Rockland, Maine

Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a 90 minute walking tour of Rockland. You'll learn things you never knew about the old "Shore Village." Many other options available - www.RedCloakHauntedHistoryTours.com

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Children,Historical,Other,Seasonal,Tours

PBRCC Legislative Summit

Friday, December 12 from 10am-3pm

Location: TBD

How can YOU gain better access to, and stay apprised of, the legislation that affects you and your business? Join PBRCC and some of our key legislators for our 2013 Legislative Breakfast. We will be discussing issues facing our membership and how to get involved and stay abreast of those important issues. Bring your concerns, ask questions and learn what you can, and should, do to help your business thrive. $25 for Members and $30 for Non Members

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FILM ~ HALLOWEEN

October 30, 2014 at 7:30PM

Camden Opera House

The original HALLOWEEN starring Jamie Lee Curtis. What better venue to watch a scary film at this time of year than in our famously haunted, gorgeous Victorian venue?! Tickets are $8.50 and available at www.camdenoperahouse.com, (207)470-7066 or at the Camden Town Office M-F 9am-3pm.

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Business After Hours at Camden Snow Bowl, Camden

December 10, 5-7pm

Camden Snow Bowl 20 Barnestown Rd, Camden, Maine 04843

December Business After Hours: Camden Snow Bowl

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Business After Hours,Chamber Specific Events

Business After Hours at VStv in Rockport

November 12, 5-7pm

VStv 266 Meadow Street Rockport, ME 04856

Business After Hours is a popular Chamber event that allows for networking between business professionals. The after-hours is held at a different Chamber member location each month, which enables the Chamber to secure visibility for a number of different members. The time-frame of 5:00-7:00 PM permits attendees to enjoy appetizers and drinks after work, and also enter to win fantastic raffle prizes donated by area businesses.

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Testing

July 20, 2033, 2:27pm

Adventure Advertising, Rockport, Maine

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Crafts

28th Annual Christmas by the Sea

Friday, December 5 - 7, 2014 10am - 5pm

Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville

A weekend celebration of the holiday season. The downtowns of Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville, Maine, are decked out for the holidays.

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CROOKED STILL in Concert

Friday, November 28 at 7:30pm

345 Main Street, Rockland, ME

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December Pairings 101

December 6, 2-4PM

The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849

Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, so why not have a little fun in the meantime? Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Pairings 101 in our Farmhouse in Lincolnville. Join friends new and old as you sip on wine, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and learn all about the art and science behind food and wine pairings.

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November Pairings 101

November 8, 2-4 PM

The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849

“Una cena senza vino e come un giorno senza sole.” (A meal without wine is like a day without sun.) Join us as we gather in the kitchen for Cibo e Vino, a special Italian edition of Pairings 101. We’ll explore the earthy flavors of Tuscany as we dive into the science behind food and wine pairings.

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Annual Holiday Pops Concert

December 13, 2014, 4 pm

Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional HS, Rockport ME

United Mid-Coast Charities is in its 72nd year of providing support to more than 50 non-profit organizations providing social services, health care, and educational opportunities for youth and adults in Knox and Waldo counties. 100% of donations are distributed. Visit our website to donate online or call 207-236-2299 for more information.

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11th Annual Pies on Parade

January 25, 2015 1-4pm Actual Pie Event

Downtown Rockland. Tickets on sale Berry Manor Inn, Granite Inn, LimeRock Inn

EAT PIE FOR A SWEET CAUSE! Enjoy sweet and savory pie samples at over 25 local Rockland businesses, art galleries, restaurants and inns as a fund raiser for our local food pantry and fuel assistance program. In 2014 the event raised over $20,000. Book packages early and mark your calendar to call for day tickets on 11/ 28/14.

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HOLLERFEST 2 - Three NE Bands

November 22, 2014, 7:30pm

Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland

Three New England bands on-the-rise share the Strand stage and rock the house! DARLINGSIDE: The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The GHOST OF PAUL REVERE is Maine's holler-folk band. Building their songs around powerful three-part harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music. The BALLROOM THIEVES take the sincere, narrative blueprint of folk music and infuse it with the attitude of rock, the soul of blues, and the sweat and fervor of a revival tent. Special guests the MAINE YOUTH ROCK ORCHESTRA, orchestral string students ages 12-18 from an innovative Maine Academy of Modern Music program, will perform with these bands.

Tickets: $18/Advance, $23/Day of Show. General Admission. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for 21+ with a valid ID. FMI STRAND THEATRE 345 MAIN STREET ROCKLAND (207) 594-0070 www.RocklandStrand.com

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The Capitol Steps - Live!

November 9, 2014, 7:30pm

Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland

Washington DC-based comedy troupe that provides a unique blend of musical and political comedy about our Nation’s Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. THE CAPITOL STEPS, which began as a group of Senate Staffers in 1981, presents a show based on songs from their current album “How to Succeed In Congress Without Really Lying." They have appeared on The Today Show, Nightline, CBS Evening News and for many years in specials for National Public Radio. Tickets: $40/Advance, $45/Day of Show. General Admission. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for 21+ with a valid ID. FMI STRAND THEATRE 345 MAIN STREET ROCKLAND (207) 594-0070 www.RocklandStrand.com

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Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mt Boys

October 23, 2014, 7:30pm

Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland

The award-winning Bluegrass legend! After 6 decades of performing and touring, Stanley has become one of the most influential artists of all time. Known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing, Stanley's work was featured in the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Clinch Mountain Boys currently include Nathan Stanley, Ralph Stanley II, Dewey Brown, Randall Joe Hibbitts, James Alan Shelton, and Mitchell Van Dyke. General Admission Tickets: $37.50/Advance, $42.50/Day of Show. FMI STRAND THEATRE 345 MAIN STREET ROCKLAND (207) 594-0070 www.RocklandStrand.com

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In Touch with Touch

Wednesday, December 10, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue, Camden, ME 04843

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Terra Optima Discussion

Wednesday, November 19, 10:30 am to 12 noon

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Ghost Train

October 24 & 25, 2014

Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road (Route 27), Boothbay

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Children

Holiday History and Caroling

December 7, 6:30 pm

Oval Room of Montpelier

Georges River Land Trust Revelry Event: Holiday History and Caroling Sunday, December 7, 6:30 pm join us at 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 carols in the Oval Room of Montpelier. To purchase tickets: $25 for members, $35 for non-members, call Georges River Land Trust at (207) 594-5166 or order online at www.georgesriver.org/revelry

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Appe-teasers for Holiday Entertaining

November 5, 5:30 pm

Tenants Harbor

Georges River Land Trust Revelry Event: “Appe-teasers” for Holiday Entertaining Wednesday, November 5, 5:30 pm hosts Bruce and Alicia Hammatt, welcome you to their home on the Georges River in Tenants Harbor to introduce you to a variety of scrumptious appetizers prepared by local restaurants and caterers. To purchase tickets: $35 for members, $45 for non-members, call Georges River Land Trust at (207) 594-5166 or order online at www.georgesriver.org/revelry

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Pairings 101 | Holiday Treats

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, so why not have a little fun in the meantime? Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Pairings 101 in our Farmhouse in Lincolnville. Join friends new and old as you sip on wine...

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Home for the Holidays House Tour

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00am

One of four available historic homes in Thomaston will be open and fully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy this historic home with a wine reception, live music, and both live and silent auctions, on Friday, 6 to 8pm. The home will again be...

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Pairings 101 | Cibo e Vino

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

"Una cena senza vino e come un giorno senza sole." (A meal without wine is like a day without sun.) Join us as we gather in the kitchen for Cibo e Vino, a special Italian edition of Pairings 101. We'll explore the earthy...

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