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Lawyer, mediator to talk about the new book
The Libby Memorial Library will host a virtual author talk with Frederick T. Golder on Wednesday at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Golder will talk about his new book, “Reaching Common Ground,” which details sources of conflict, how to communicate more effectively despite our differences, and how to resolve conflict more easily while maintaining positive relationships.
The speech is free. To register, visit the library’s Facebook or Twitter page, or oolibrary.org for a link.
Artists’ Market in Congress Square Park
Friends of Congress Square Park will be hosting a Caravan Summer Artist Market from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Congress Park on High and Congress streets.
This pop-up traveling market is an open-air event held in the heart of the city’s arts district, showcasing original, handmade works of art and products such as paintings, prints, stationery, skin care, teas, jewelry, textiles, baby gifts, candles, woodworking, CBD products and ceramics. The event will also feature live music from the Silver Heels, an American folk-rock group.
The rain date is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 5.
The concert series hosts the Club Soda Band
The Club Soda Band will be the featured entertainment in the Wells Harbor Concert Series taking place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, located at Wells Harbor Community Park, 331 Harbor Road.
This four-piece group features dynamic vocal harmonies and powerful instrumentation, spanning many styles, from Top 40 to popular party songs.
Admission is free (contributions accepted). A few park benches are available or bring a blanket or folding chair.
For details, call 646-5113.
Belfast Family Eco Walking Tour
Join Coastal Mountains Land Trust for its annual Trails Challenge Family Walk from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road.
Come explore ecology through games and an art of nature guided by your senses. This adventure will be youth-centered, but everyone is welcome and encouraged.
The Coastal Mountain Trails Challenge is in full swing! During the month of September, you can hike, run, bike or stand up paddleboard on any trail in the area and support the construction of Coastal Mountain’s more than 80 kilometers of public trails. While there is no cost to participate, every mile driven and saved will result in the donation of one dollar donated by local businesses. To save your miles for a chance to win a weekly prize from a corporate sponsor, visit coastmountains.org/trails.
Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble to perform at the amphitheater
The Camden Public Library hosts the Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble at the Camden Amphitheater for a free public concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Rockland-based ensemble is made up of mixed-age musicians from the Midcoast region.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable sitting.
For more details, visit librarycamden.org.
Dancers and waders perform on an artistic walk
The newly landscaped sidewalks of the village of Wiscasset will provide an appropriate backdrop for the dancers, who will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday as part of the Wiscasset Art Walk.
Dancemaineia by Waldoboro, under the direction of Melanie Lecher Pagurko, will make an appearance at the Village to perform some hip hop routines. Pagurko, who has been teaching dance at Midcoast Maine for over 30 years, said she was excited to introduce her dancers to Wiscasset Village where they will walk from the village sidewalks to Creamery Pier, interacting with visitors as they dance.
Another form of creative movement on display will be the waders from Mortal Beasts and Deities in Connecticut, under the direction of Mark Alexander. Performers on stilts will alternate costumes, from physically exhausting floating doves to fun hijinks of tall, very tall people on stilts.
Also on the sidewalks during WAW, there will be Garden Club of Wiscasset bouquets, community tables, artisan vendors, and art projects under the direction of Celia Ludwig and Jan Whitfield. Sarah’s Café and Mammy’s Bakery will provide take-out picnics for advance orders and evening pickup.
For more details, visit www.wiscassetartwalk.org.
The Fire Festival will raise funds for the Arts Council
The Kennebec on Fire Festival will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Coburn Park, 419 Water Street.
This festival will feature five sculptures of lighted braziers on the river. Lookouts include Coburn Park and the riverside beach accessible via Mount Pleasant Avenue. Inside Coburn Park, artists and artisans will be selling their works, there will be interactive art bubbles for kids. Refreshments will be sold and there will be live music performed by jazz band Sunday Project.
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and will benefit the Friends of the Skowhegan Opera House.
Church to bake, garage sale
A craft, bake and garage sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook Street.
Church members will also sell coffee, donuts, hot dogs, chips and cold drinks during the sale.
Land trust holding an open house for the anniversary
Great Works Regional Land Trust will be holding its 35th Anniversary Open House and Fundraiser on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Beach Plum Farm Preserve, 610 Main Street.
It will include food and beer, as well as live music, lawn games, and guided tours. A raffle will take place with a draw at 3:30 p.m.
Interested parties can RSVP via [email protected] or 646-3604. Please indicate the number of participants.
For more details, visit gofundme.com/e/35-years-of-conservation to donate.
Thousands of reptiles on display at the expo
The Maine Herpetological Society’s Reptile Exhibit will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St.
There will be thousands of reptiles for sale, a variety of vendors, Cruzin Slice and Cool Treats for Charity food trucks and Mr. Drew and His Animals, Too sponsoring the Kid Zone.
Tickets cost $ 7 for adults, 12 and under are free with a paying adult at the door.
For details, call Mr. Drew at 576-1034.
Crafts exhibition in greenhouse
Designing Women, a voluntary nonprofit organization that celebrates women artisans and works to support other local nonprofits, will hold its 14th Annual Jury Art and Crafts Exhibition from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Longfellow’s Greenhouses, 81 Puddledock Road.
Nineteen artisans from northern New England will celebrate the end of summer with a show that will feature handcrafted jewelry, intricate weaves, pottery, clothing, handmade soaps and skin care. body.
The suggested donation of $ 2 at the door and all lunch / refreshment proceeds will go to the Winthrop Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center.
For details, call Mary Kay Spencer at 582-7985 or visit the Designing Women website at designingwomen.org or the Facebook page.