Calendar of Events in Camden

"An Evening with Noel Paul Stookey" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  September 3, 2016 - 7:30 PMnoel

Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate—passionate—Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.”  Stookey’s sound has been shaped by huge cities, as well as the smallest hamlets of the Heartland, housing projects, coastal Maine villages, towns up and down the Mississippi, and by his search for a common language that enables everyone no matter their origins and experiences to communicate with each other and celebrate the mystery of life.

Noel Paul Stookey has recorded over 45 albums, both as part of the legendary trio and as a soloist. In the year 2007 alone he released three CDs: Facets of the Jewel, Promise of Love, and Song for Megumi. In addition to his performance life, Stookey oversees Neworld Multimedia, presenting new artists and creating children’s TV shows and music. The royalties from his classic “Wedding Song” go to the Public Domain Foundation, where nearly $2 million has been put to work for charitable causes. If Stookey has his way, he hopes to make the world a better place by supporting a dialogue of acceptance and inclusion...perhaps his song Love Rules! says it best: “...tryin to be a student of transparency; more of Love and less of me...”

Tickets are general admission $22 in advance and $25 at the door and $16 for seniors 65 and older; children 12 and under. Available here on this website, by calling (207)470-7066 or stopping by the Camden Town Office M-F 9AM -3PM for a no fee walk-up.  

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Camden Windjammer Festival

Event date/time: September 2-4, 2016

Celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. From the great age of sail when coasting schooners were launched in the harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business in the 1930s, to today’s windjammer fleet and elegant yachts, sailing ships have always defined our lovely, vibrant community.

On Friday, watch the magnificent schooners as they maneuver into the harbor, bid on dinners aboard one of the fleet, and then watch a talent show by schooner crews in Harbor Park followed by fireworks over the harbor. The fun continues all weekend with a lobster crate race, a Build-A-Boat contest, fish relay race, nautical skills, displays of maritime activities and history, Chowder Challenge, tours of the windjammers and fun for all.

See the full schedule of events here.

Location Address: downtown Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org

 

Camden International Film Festival

Event date/time:  September 15-18, 2016CIFF-Festival-2016-1140x641

Founded in 2005, and recognized as one of the top 12 documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine, showcasing over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe each Fall.

Location Address: Camden, Rockport & Rockland, Maine

Contact Website: www.camdenfilmfest.org

 

 

 

Common Ground Country Fair

common ground fairDate:  September 23-25, 2016

Since 1977, this celebration of rural living offers something for everyone, in a traditionally festive atmosphere. Features farmers and their livestock, Maine-grown organic foods, music and entertainment, learn basic gardening skills and see vendors of Maine-made crafts, folk arts, food, plants, agricultural tools and environmentally friendly living items and much more!

View this years schedule of events here.

Location Address: Unity, Maine

Contact Website: www.mofga.org/thefair

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Lobster, Lobster, Lobster" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: November 12th or 13th, 2016 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn

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.  Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc, Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream, Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing, Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

 

"Holiday Hors d’ Oeuvres III" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: December 3rd or 4th, 2016 - 1-3pm holiday hors d' oeuvres

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.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

 

 

 

 

"Christmas by the Sea" in Camden Maine

Event date/time: December 2nd - 4th,, 2016Christmas by the Sea

A weekend celebration of the holiday season. Local businesses hold open houses, Santa makes three grand entrances in each of three communities - one by fire engine and two by boat.  Santa is also the special guest in the Friday night parade through downtown Camdne.  Bonfires, tree lighting, caroling, holiday plays, multiple craft markets, fireworks and more!  Sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce

Location Address: downtown Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.mainedreamvacation.com

 

 

"Mediterranean Cuisine" Cooking Class

Event date/time:  January 7th or 8th, 2016 from 1-3pmCod

Join Chef Michael of the Hartstone Inn 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.  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

 

 

"Maine Seafood II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: January 21st or 22nd, 2016 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn

From the bounty of Maine waters comes some of the best seafood in the world. In this course, we will be showcasing that bounty with styles from around the globe.  Recipes will include:

  • Halibut Tapenade (Papillote demonstration)
  • Scallop Terrine with a Roasted Pepper Coulis
  • Seared Cod Fillet with White Beans, Shrimp and a Chorizo Broth
  • Red Curry of Maine Lobster with Snow Peas and Pineapple

.Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

"Romantic Dinner for Two" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: February 11th or 12th, 2016 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn Cooking Class

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Chef 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.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

 

"Dim Sum" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: March 4th or 5th, 2016 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn Dim Sum

Chef Michael Salmon and participants will prepare a variety of dim sum, starting with three fillings: Thai Pork, Turkey and Shiitake and Shrimp. Then we will make three varied dipping sauces: Thai-Lime, Garlic-Chili and finally a Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce. Then it’s time to wrap the filling into various shapes for steamed dumplings and fried dumplings. Next we will make potsticker dough and form and cook potstickers. The final recipe will be crisp Shrimp Toast.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com