Calendar of Events in Camden

May 2 at 1:00 pm -- Artisan Chocolate Making Class

Event date/time:  Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1-3pmBlack Dinah Chocolatiers

Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers at the Hartstone Inn as she guides you through the magic world of professional chocolate making.  Kate’s beautiful and delicious, handmade chocolate treats have been featured in both Gourmet and Martha Stewart Living magazines.  The two hour will class include:

  • A brief overview of how chocolate is made, from bean to bar
  • Tasting chocolate and figuring out what you like
  • What does it take to be a truffle?  Making ganache
  • Working with chocolate: Melting and tempering, enrobing, moulding, decorating
  • Storing chocolate
  • Sampling and enjoying chocolate

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!  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package.

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com


May 2 at 7:30 pm -- The Alan Doyle Band at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time:  May 2, 2015 at 7:30pmAlan Doyle

ALAN DOYLE, actor, producer, newly-­minted best­selling author, and best ­known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved folk-rock band GREAT BIG SEA for 20+ years, is embarking on a North American tour upon the release of his second solo album “So Let’s Go.” The contemporary Celtic-rock artist is a multi-instrumentalist is known for combining  traditional Newfoundland music with a fresh pop sensibility. Tickets $18/Advance, $20/Day of Show. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for 21+.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com


May 8 at 7:30 pm -- Jonathan Edwards and Cheryl Wheeler at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time:  May 8, 2015 at 7:30pmJonathanCheryl

Four decades into a stellar career, folk singer/songwriter JONATHAN EDWARDS delivers songs of passion, insight, and humor with his pure and powerful tenor. His repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” and the 1971 anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” the protest proclamation that resonated with thousands of young fans. EDWARDS has released 15 albums, including the bluegrass “Blue Ridge,” and his collection of children’s songs, “Little Hands.” Folk singer/songwriter CHERYL WHEELER is a natural storyteller with a beautiful voice; though her songs are often emotional portraits of people, her live concerts also include comic routines and serious discussions. A gifted writer, WHEELER’S songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. WHEELER has released 13 albums since 1986.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com


May 9 at 1:00 pm -- Gourmet Cupcake Cooking Class

Event date/time:  Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1-3pm

Join Alysia Zoidis of East End Cupcakes (Portland, Maine) at the Hartstone Inn as she East End Cupcakesteaches 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!   $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package.

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com


May 16 at 3:00 pm -- Pairings 101 – Cuba at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Saturday May 16, 2015 from 3-5pmCuba

Characteristically Caribbean, the Cuban table features tropical fruits, root vegetables, fish and small game prepared with influences from Spanish, African, Chinese and French cuisine. The culinary traditions of Cuba are a delight to be savored, so let your palate travel to the Caribbean with us! $40 per person

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

 


May 17 at 11:00 am -- The Art of Breakfast & Brunch at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11am-1pmbreakfast cd

Celebrate “The Art of Breakfast” with one of our favorite chef and cookbook authors, Dana Moos. We’ll be pairing a delicious menu of her favorites with Cellardoor wine and live music!

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

 


May 23 at 10:00 am -- Opening Day at the Penobscot Marine Museum

Event date/time: May 23, 2015 from 10:00am – 5:00 pmPenobscot Marine Museum

Opening day of this 19th-century seacoast village museum. Tour a ship captain’s house with beautiful antiques. Learn about lobster fishing. Raise and lower ship’s mast and wind a capstan. See China Trade porcelain and silk, 19th-century paintings, and E.B. White’s boat.

Location Address: Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME

Contact Website: www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

 


May 23 at 5:30 pm -- Mangia: An Italian Cooking Class at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Sunday, May 23, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pmMangia

With the unofficial start of summer upon us, the heavy, hearty comfort foods of winter give way to dishes influenced by the light, fresh and colorful bounty found at Maine’s farmers markets. We’re celebrating the start of a new season with an Italian twist, taking cues dai monti al mare (from the mountains to the sea). Chef Christina Sidoti will take over our Farmhouse Kitchen for a special cooking class and dinner, complete with making fresh pasta dough and summer-inspired sauces to creating decadent cannoli.

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com


May 30 at 1:00 pm -- “Lots of Lobster” Cooking Class

Event date/time:  Saturday, May 30, 2015 or Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1-3pmLobster on Ice

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 of the Hartstone Inn 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.   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

 


May 30 at 7:30 pm -- The Sweetback Sisters at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time:  May 30, 2015 at 7:30pmbulldog

Rollicking, infectious country swing! THE SWEETBACK SISTERS’ charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of the silver screen cowgirl, wrapped around a core of deeply felt love for traditional country music styles. Emily Miller and Zara Bode’s precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson. Their repertoire combines country music from before they were born and new interpretations of those traditions — to create a fresh take on what it means to be country. THE SWEETBACKS have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com


Jun 13 at 1:00 pm -- “Mediterranean Cuisine” Cooking Class

Event date/time:  Saturday, June 13, 2015 or Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1-brusch3pm

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


Jun 17 at 5:00 pm -- Pairings 101 – Greece at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Wednesday June 17, 2015 from 5-7pmCellardoor Winery

Think: crystal clear blue waters contrasted by an impressive island hillside draped in crisp white. We’re taking inspiration from the mediterranean and exploring the bright, fresh flavors with our Greece edition of Pairings 101 on June 17. Join us as we dive behind the scenes of food & wine pairings, testing your senses and learning all about the basics of aroma identification and sensory evaluations. The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended. $40 per person.

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com


Jun 19 at 8:30 am -- Vinalhaven Island: One-Day Photographic Excursion

Event date/time: June 19, 2015 from 8:30am – 5 pm 

The tour includes two 75-minute ferry rides, rocky coastal landscapes, bay scenery, marine wildlife, working harbors, island culture, a quaint village, and unique shops and galleries. Photographic discussions will cover camera settings, controlling exposure, framing, foreground/background relationships, point of view, and capturing the right moment.

Location Address: Vinalhaven Island (ferry ride necessary)

Contact Website: www.coastalmainephotours.com

 


Jun 20 at 4:00 pm -- Summer Solstice Celebration & Street Party

Event date/time: June 20, 2015 from 4 – 8pmRockland Summer Solstice

Imagine Main Street filled with live music, food vendors, and family-oriented entertainment. No cars are allowed and kids can play in the street. Celebrate the solstice at this smoke-free outdoor party.

Location Address: Main Street & Downtown Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.rocklandmainstreet.com

 


Jun 20 at 6:30 pm -- Midsummer at the Museum

Event date/time:  June 20, 2015 from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. knox museum

Annual Knox Museum community solstice celebration honors Finnish Heritage House neighbors and their annual Juhannus feast, and features a pig roast, live music, bonfire, Wife-Carrying Race, games, flower hair garlands, luminaries, and fireworks! Rain or shine.

Location Address: Knox Museum, in the orchard behind Montpelier, Thomaston, ME

Contact Website: www.knoxmuseum.org

 


Jun 26 at 5:00 pm -- HoBo 2015 – Homeward Bound at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Friday, June 26, 2015 from 5-10pmHoBo 2015

Early in the 20th century, a hobo searching for work and safe haven carved a symbol in our farmhouse door, a symbol that we so proudly display on our wine labels, hanging from our winery and throughout. While this particular hobo symbol signaled to fellow travelers that our 200-year old farm was a safe, welcoming place, “HoBo” in and of itself means “homeward bound”. The journeymen dating back to the Depression who worked the farms enjoyed safe haven here with hopes of making it home.

In this same spirit, Cellardoor Winery invites you “Home” to their vineyard for a festive evening of food, wine, and dancing to live entertainment by one of our favorite musicians.  In short, good times with good friends. And for those who can’t wait to find out about the entertainment, they are thrilled to announce that Huey Lewis and The News will be headlining this evening!

Location Address: The Vineyard at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com


Jun 26 at 7:30 pm -- SESSION AMERICANA with Ellie Buckland at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time: June 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm Session Americana

Boston’s award-winning SESSION AMERICANA, known for their fresh take on old-fashioned, timeless music, is a constantly evolving line up of folk/rock/roots veteran singer-songwriters. Their inventively entertaining live shows, based on their original music, may spontaneously reach back into traditional American songs. Maine native ELLIE BUCKLAND is a songwriter, singer, and fiddler, whose passion for songwriting and performing is influenced by traditional country, bluegrass and fiddle music. General Admission Tickets: $12/Advance, $15/Day of Show. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for 21+.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com


Jun 28 at 12:00 pm -- Cellardoor Winery at Home Smackdown

Event date/time: Sunday June 28, 2015 from 12-4pm Cellardoor Smackdown

Move aside, Iron Chef! Cellardoor Winery is turning up the heat in the kitchen of their vineyard tent with their biggest food & wine pairing extravaganza and cook-off ever. Join us for the pairings, featuring an incredible menu of gourmet bites, and stay for the cook-off, complete with creative, competition-worthy recipes submitted by YOU and prepared by the fabulously talented Trillium Caterers.

Thinking of throwing your hat (or, more specifically, your recipe) into the ring for a chance to be the Smackdown King or Queen? Your creativity could win you some serious bragging rights – not to mention a featured ad spot in Maine Magazine! Head over to BrownPaperTickets.com to purchase your tickets, check out the official Smackdown rules, and purchase your Starter Kit (available thier Lincolnville and Rockport locations as well as at CellardoorAtHome.com). Don’t wait too long, though; the recipe submission deadline is May 1, 2015!

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com


Jun 30 at 7:00 pm -- Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: June 30, 2015, 7:00pm

Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards, was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993 and in 2012 was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her compositions have also been covered by a diverse assortment of artists including Joan Baez, Wynonna Judd, Cyndi Lauper, Trisha Yearwood, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black and Dianne Reeves and has also collaborated, on record and/or on stage, with the likes of Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, the Indigo Girls and Tony Bennett. Tickets and reserved seats $48-$56 are available beginning April 4th at www.camdenopreahouse.com, by calling (207)470-7066 or stopping by Camden Town Office M-F 9am – 3pm.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com


Jul 4 (all day) -- Camden Festival of Independence

Event date/time: July 3–5, 2015fireworks

Midcoast organizations team up to offer three days of fun over the Fourth of July holiday period. Concerts, family events, parades, and fireworks (July 4), with fun and affordable options for all tastes. For more information, contact the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce: 207-236-4404.

Location Address: Downtown Camden

Contact Website: www.mainedreamvacation.com

 


Jul 10 at 11:00 am -- North Atlantic Blues Festival

Event date/time: July 10, 2015 – July 12, 2015 from 11am – 7pmNorth Atlantic Blues Festival

22nd annual blues music festival held outdoors overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor. Touring blues artists from the U.S. and abroad will perform on the main stage. Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the famous Club Crawl.

Location Address: Public Landing, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

 


Jul 16 at 5:00 pm -- Pairings 101 – Americana at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Thursday, July 16, 2015 5-7pm

American Flavor is a cornucopia of delights with cultural influences from East Coast to West. Join us as we pick the best local produce from the farmers markets to create an Americana-themed tasting menu reminiscent of home.  $40 per person.

Location Address: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

 


Jul 18 at 9:00 am -- Carol Sebold Harbor Arts Summer Juried Arts & Crafts Show

Event date/time: July 18-19, 2015  9am – 4pm

Get ready for summer fun when our Annual Carol Sebold Fall Harbor Arts Juried Arts & Crafts Show returns to Camden’s Harbor Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19 from 9 a.m until 4 p.m. Hosted by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, this admission-free, family-friendly event features something for everyone. Harbor Arts offers items for every taste and prices for every pocketbook. Art patrons will find works in watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, as well as photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Fans of handcrafted wares can shop for pottery, glass, woodcrafts, jewelry, and furniture. Fiber artists will also be in abundance with a wide selection of hand woven sweaters, gloves, scarves and much more.

Location Address: Harbor Park Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.mainedreamvacation.com


Jul 30 (all day) -- 68th Annual Maine Lobster Festival

Event date/time: July 29, 2015 through August 2, 2015 

Road race, arts and crafts, food, lobster crate race, entertaiment, parade and more!  Five days of fun and feasting on the Maine Coast.

Location Address: Harbor Park, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.mainelobsterfestival.com

 


 
 

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