Art Collector Maine Reception with David Witbeck
A showing of original works by artist David Witbeck of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture. From 6pm-7:30pm, Cellardoor Winery will open its Villa for an Art Collector Maine reception with food and wine tastings. The show will continue to be open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 12pm-6pm until June 1. This is a free event. Call 207-263-2654 to RSVP. Cellardoor Winery will also be holding a special winemaker dinner on Tuesday, May 7, featuring the artist and Chefs Tara Barker and Josh Hixson of 40 Paper.
Mad Hatter Affair
Mark your calendars for this year’s Mad Hatter Affair, the annual dinner-dance at The Woodlands in Falmouth on Saturday, May 4, 2013. This is the biggest fundraiser for the Maine Historical Society, so we hope you’ll be able to attend and show your support. The committee is hard at work making plans for a great evening. Dance to the popular Tony Boffa Band, watch the Kentucky Derby live from Churchill Downs, bid on some exciting Maine-themed auction items, and much more. Come and support one of the State of Maine’s best gems. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Elizabeth Nash at MHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steep Canyon Rangers: Live at the Strand
2013 Grammy Winners for Best Bluegrass Album. With smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals and jaw-dropping harmony, the Rangers are bringing Bluegrass to music lovers across the USA and around the world. In March 2011, the band released its first collaborative record with Steve Martin, ”Rare Bird Alert” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and at #43 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2010, the latest solo record from Steep Canyon Rangers, ”Deep In The Shade”, remained in the Bluegrass Top 10 on Billboard for 18 weeks. While headlining festivals like MerleFest and Bonnaroo alongside Steve Martin for part each year, the Rangers continue to perform alone as a quintet on stages such as Telluride, RockyGrass, and ”A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Recent television appearances by Steve Martin with Steep Canyon Rangers include ”Late Night With David Letterman”, ”The Colbert Report” & ”Austin City Limits.” Tickets $22/person (Advance Purchase). $25/person (General Admission).
Art Collector Maine Dinner with Chef Josh Hixson
A series of dinners created by some of Maine's most creative chefs. Join Art Collector Maine artist David Witbeck of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture at a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Josh Hixson from 40 Paper - an evening of wine, food and art at The Cellardoor Farmhouse. Tickets are $100/person. Space is limited. Reservations required. To purchase your tickets or for more information, please call 207-763-4478.
"Henry Strater: A Life in Art" Exhibition
A collection of family photos and artwork from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art's Permanent Collection that illustrates Strater’s life in art and his personal family life, culminating in the founding of the Museum in 1953. Located in the Strater Gallery, the show runs from May 8 to October 31, 2013. Admission: $10/adults, $9/seniors, $9/students. Members and children under 12 are free.
"Sixty Works - Sixty Years" Exhibition
This exhibition features 60 of the most important works from the Permanent Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. From the earliest acquisitions through the most recent, the show illustrates the collecting trends of Henry Strater and the Museum. Located in the Barn, Long, Sculpture and Small Galleries, the show runs from May 8 to October 31, 2013. Admission: $10/adults, $9/seniors, $9/students. Members and children under 12 are free.
MECA Art Honors
Art Honors recognizes artists, philanthropists and art educators with significant ties to Maine who offer MECA’s students, as well as the public, powerful examples of lives in the arts. Art Honors raises critical funds to support the College's mission to educate the next generation of creative individuals. Maine College of Art believes that the 21st century economy depends on artists to take leadership roles as public intellectuals and creative entrepreneurs.
Ride Bar Harbor
Bike MS: Ride Bar Harbor 2013 is based in one of Maine’s great vacation spots, with 25 mile or 60 mile route options. Cyclists ride along Maine’s rocky coast, past stonewall-lined and tree-covered roads through the many villages that dot Bar Harbor’s rugged coast. This one-day ride is an attractive adventure for a wide range of riders, from recreational and family riders to the serious enthusiast. All riders register for $35/person, are asked to raise a minimum of $150/person and can enjoy a BBQ Celebration after the ride. Tickets for additional guests are available for $12/person.
"Spring Spiff Up" Day of Service
This spring, Wells Reserve at Laudholm invites local volunteers to team up to prepare its campus for the busy summer season. This event will be a full Saturday of trail clearing, fence and trim painting, garden preparation, and tree planting for this rain-or-shine celebration of the return of spring and the summer crowds. Starting at 9:30am, teams of volunteers will deploy across the main campus to complete a variety of supervised service projects. By lunchtime, months of work will have been accomplished. Tools, materials, water, and instruction/supervision will be provided. A catered lunch will be available after the work is done (pre-order through the event coordinator). Special guests, prizes, and an inaugural ribbon cutting on a new installation are all planned, along with a few hours of good honest work for your favorite local historic site and estuarine reserve. This is a rain-or-shine event. Please dress appropriately (long pants, no open-toed shoes).
Maine Women's Fund Leadership Luncheon 2013
The Maine Women’s Fund announces Anne Taintor as the 2013 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award recipient. The Maine Women’s Fund carries on the annual Tribute to Women in Industry award from the former Greater Portland YWCA. The award is given to a woman who is a leader in her field and who has achieved significant accomplishments as a business owner, business executive or nonprofit organizational leader. Taintor will be honored at this event. Tickets on sale now.
Cellar Series Dinner at The Rooftop @ 27 Pearl
Get ready to kick-off the unofficial start of summer as Cellardoor returns to Portland for their fifth and final Cellar Series dinner. The Old Port meets modern city at The Portland Regency Hotel's "Rooftop @ 27 Pearl Street." A four-course gourmet dinner will be led by a special guest chef and paired with live music and dancing. Seats for this Cellar Series dinner are limited, so be sure to secure yours as soon as possible. $90 per person. Please call Cellardoor Winery for more information or to reserve your spot.
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