"Hidden Treasures:" Leigh Keno Talk and Annual Gala Dinner
The General Henry Knox Museum is proud to announce its 2012 gala honoree, Leigh Keno, president of Keno Auctions, a full-service auction house based in Manhattan. Best known perhaps in his role as appraiser on a popular PBS series, Mr. Keno is a highly regarded American antiques expert and author. An intimate dinner and reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Aldermere House, the home of Debbie and Frederick Chatfield. Proceeds from both The Camden Opera House event and the dinner will benefit the Museum's education and preservation programs. Tickets for The Opera House talk only is $35 general admission, $25 museum members – are available from the Museum and can be purchased online.
Cooking from a Maine Farmer's Market Class
Join us at the winery for a farmer’s market cooking class featuring local and seasonal ingredients prepared by Chef Lani Temple of Megunticook Market. Meet the farmers as you shop the stands at the market then prepare a four-course dinner. Dinner and wine pairings to follow. $75 per person. Advance purchase is required.
78th Annual Monhegan Trophy Races
The longest, largest, oldest offshore overnight racing event on the Maine coast!
"Four Figurative Artists" exhibition at Haynes Galleries
Lea Colie Wight, Ellen Cooper, Renee Foulkes and Ryan Brown share a love for the figure, and each brings a unique perspective and a compelling aesthetic to the genre. As a result, these four are among the finest and most exciting painters in contemporary American Realism. Their work is technically flawless, deeply thoughtful and completely mesmerizing. This exhibition surprises by elevating the mundane to the sublime. It captivates by revealing the character of each subject. It astounds with each masterful brushstroke. It is a revelation. A celebration. An invitation to explore and connect with this extraordinary work.
"Jesus Villarreal: A Life in Progress" at Haynes Galleries
For Jesus Villarreal, a rising star in American Realism, painting is a journey toward truth in life and in art. His technique — in his portraits, a deeply nuanced chiaroscuro; in his still lifes, a lumninosity that makes them glow from within — is reminiscent of the Dutch Masters, yet at the same time, his work feels completely fresh. Part of the reason lies in his approach. Villarreal paints slowly, thoughtfully, taking time to unveil the mystery even in the most commonplace of objects. We invite you to join him for this exciting journey.
A Grape Affair by Cellardoor Winery
Al Fresco dining in the vineyard with live music and dancing! Summer fare featuring local ingredients, prepared by Chef Lani Temple of Megunticook Market. $50 per person. Advance purchase is required.
Lobsters on the Sound
This laid back, boat casual event features a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres from many local restaurants, a downeast style lobster bake, live and silent auctions, and music and dancing under the stars at John Williams Boat Company in Hall Quarry. This event benefits and is hosted by Harbor House, a community house serving all the people of Mt. Desert Islan featuring six key program areas and a roster of more than 45 health, fitness, educational, sports, community-based and youth-focused classes and activities. Harbor House serves every age group and every economic level. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Diana Novella.
Unlock the mysteries of food and wine pairing. Understand the basics of aroma identification, learn about the art and science of food and wine pairings, and enjoy pairings of savory and sweet treats.
A Flight of The Swallows
The swallows return to Capistrano in March, traditionally on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th. It won’t be until August 15th however, that the first “Flight of Swallows” debuts at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Maine. You won’t need binoculars for this event; as it will be a wonderful wine-tasting for which pinot noirs and chardonnays will fly in from around the world. The fine-feathered gala will benefit the Gilley Museum and be tasty fun as well, so save the date and RSVP when your invitation arrives or contact the Museum for more details in June.
Mercy Partnership in Caring Golf Tournament
An all day event to benefit Mercy's In the Community program. Includes a box lunch, dinner and award ceremony.
Art Installation by Andrea Dezsö: "Her Kingdom Under the Sea"
The Tides Institute and Museum of Art opens its fourth exhibition of the season with a site-specific installation by Andrea Dezsö in the large ground-floor gallery interior and window. The installation titled, “Her Kingdom Under the Sea,” will be on view from August 17 through September 12. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Friday, August 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. during the reception, the artist will give a short talk on her work. The artist will also lead two workshops in sculptural paper construction techniques on Monday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Tides Institute. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required by phoning TIMA at (207) 853-4047.
MS Harborfest Auction
An enchanting and exciting benefit auction kicks off the MS Harborfest weekend celebration. Held at Portland Yacht Services, attendees will enjoy a beautiful view of Casco Bay while bidding on unique items donated by local artists and merchants. Hundreds of offerings are available for bid, including art, jewelry, trips, nautical items, luxurious spa services, sports tickets, cruises, and one-of-a-kind events and services. Tickets are $20 per person — or purchase a table of 10 for $150 — and include bid number, plentiful hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased online. Cash bar available.
MS Harborfest Power Boat Run
Join in on the fun during the MS Harborfest's Power Boat Run. Participating boats will rendezvous off of Ft. Georges for a parade around Portland Harbor. Then it’s off to six area marinas where each boat picks up a trivia card for the crew to complete. The “pretty easy and really fun” trivia questions will test your knowledge of the Portland waterfront, boating safety, and Multiple Sclerosis. After the sixth stop, the boats return to DiMillo’s Marina for a BBQ under the big top. Great food, a cash bar, music, our famous gift basket raffles, and the trivia contest prizes. Trivia card scores will be tallied up, with the winners receiving valuable prizes. The MS Power Boat Run is not a race; travel the course at your leisure and enjoy a fantastic day on the Portland waterfront. Registration is $100 per boat, and includes the BBQ for up to four people. Additional crew may attend the party for just $25 each. Additional children between 6 and 16 are $10; children under 6 are free. All proceeds go to the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society. Rain or shine, the BBQ and trivia contest will go on under the big top at DiMillo’s Marina.
Schedule of Events
8am-10am - Registration at DiMillo's
MS Harborfest Regatta
MS Harborfest is a three-day festival of sailboats, powerboats, tugboats, and lobster boats—under the banner of the MS Harborfest—and all for the benefit of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enter your sailboat and join hundreds of other sailors for an afternoon of sailing in the MS Regatta, just one event in the weekend that celebrates the MS Harborfest. Your support funds MS education, support, advocacy, services and research that helps 19,000 people who have MS, and their families, in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Parade of Sail begins near Mackworth Island in Falmouth at 10:45am, and the MS Regatta starts in Portland Harbor at 12:30pm and sails amongst the nearby islands. You don't have to be a professional to participate; families, new sailors, old sailors, old salts, young salts, people who just heard about it, people who have done it for 30 years, absolutely anyone who wants to spend a day on the water and help cure Multiple Sclerosis is welcome.
Winemaker Dinner at Cellardoor Winery
A four-course dinner featuring local, seasonal ingredients, prepared by Lani Temple of Megunticook Market. Paired with Cellardoor Wines. $75 per person. Space limited, reservations required. Please call to reserve your space.
CELT Tri for Preservation
The second annual Tri for Preservation will once again be held at Crescent Beach State Park, featuring an ocean swim in the well-protected waters of Kettle Cove. The venue, coupled with strong sponsorship support and a highly competitive field of over 300 participants, will make for another successful event on a beautiful summer morning. Initial planning is now underway for Tri for Preservation 2012, with a working date of Sunday August 19, 2012. For more information regarding this event, including sponsorship opportunities and registration dates, please visit the Tri for Preservation Facebook page.
MS Harborfest Lobster Boat Races
This event is one of the premier lobster boat races on the coast. Racers compete in three work boat classes (boats 24-feet and under powered with an outboard, inboard or outdrive); five gasoline classes; 14 diesel classes; a wooden boat class; and three free-for-alls. Registration is $20. For those interested in viewing these races from shore, the Eastern Promenade is an excellent site as well as down on the walk-way below. There will be a speaker system there giving race commentary or one can use channel 10 on a VHF radio. Following the races, all participants are treated to a huge barbeque at Portland Yacht Services’ waterfront were the day’s awards are handed out.
Schedule of Events
8am-10am - Registration & Skipper Breakfast
MS Harborfest Shoreside 5K Run
Your participation in the MS Harborfest Shoreside 5K Run provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through education, support, advocacy, and research funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater New England Chapter which makes a huge difference to the 3,000 people and their families in Maine (and 400,000 nationwide) who must live with MS every day of their lives. Participants will run along part of the Eastern Prom trail crossing the finishline back at the Fort Allen Park. There will be prizes for the top run finishers. The first 200 runners to register will receive a free T-shirt. While there is no minimum fundraising for this event, you are encouraged to use the fundraising tools available, as well as your Participant Center, where you can create your own fundraising web page and send emails to request donations. $20 online registration before August 19, or $25 on-site registration at the event. You may choose to run as an individual or as part of a team. You can pick-up your registration packet with your bib and timing chip starting at 7:30am on Sunday morning. The race begins at 9am.
MS Harborfest Tug Boat Muster
Join racers and spectators at the Maine State Pier for an exciting afternoon of Tugboat fun. Tugboats from around the state gather at the Maine State Pier for the start of the annual MS Tugboat Muster and Shoreside Exhibition. The work-horse event of the MS Harborfest weekend, it features a tugboat parade along the Portland waterfront, followed by tugboat races in the outer harbor and a pushing competition between the tugs. Tugboats from Hartley Marine Services, Winslow Marine and Portland Tugboat, LLC have participated in the Tugboat Muster since 2002. The free Shoreside Exhibition is held on the Maine State Pier in conjunction with the MS Tugboat Muster. For those interested in viewing these races from shore, the Eastern Promenade is an excellent site as well as down on the walk-way below. Open to the public.
Atlantic Nationals Sailing Regatta
August 20-August 25
Drawing more than 50 boats and 300 world-class sailors, the 2012 Atlantic Nationals will be held in Blue Hill, Maine this August. In its 84th year, the regatta includes 4 days of intense, spirited racing and 5 evenings of camaraderie, sumptuous Maine feasts and nightly entertainment. Designed by the legendary W. Starling Burgess, the 30' Atlantics are fast, nimble and challenging. They are owned by some of the greatest sailors in the world who will be traveling from around the world and across the country to attend.
Unlock the mysteries of food and wine pairing. Understand the basics of aroma identification, learn about the art and science of food and wine pairings, and enjoy pairings of savory and sweet treats. $20 per person. Advance purchase is required.
Architecture Talk: "Out There" with Carol Wilson
Maine architect, Carol A. Wilson will be the featured speaker for the 2012 Annual Architecture Talk at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art. The title of her talk is 'Out There' and is free and open to the public. Ms. Wilson has been working in Maine since 1981, establishing her own firm in 1986. In addition to the work of her studio, she teaches, lectures and is an active force in the Portland Society of Architects.
REV3 sheJAMS Olympic Triathlon
The REV3 All Women's Triathlon is a unique race that will be limited to 300 women. REV3 will bring a world class venue to Old Orchard Beach and allow sheJAMS the opportunity to create a life changing experience for women who participate. Anyone can compete, but all must raise $100 for the cause. Come out and show your support by challenging yourself. The money you raise will help support the Maine Cancer Foundation's efforts in cancer research, education and patient support programs. sheJAMs was created by four friends, Julie, Andrea, Melissa and Coreen to bring together women of all ages and abilities who enjoy being active. This club creates a social atmosphere for women to train together in a non-competitive spirit, to feed off of each other’s experiences, to share our accomplishments, and revel in the energy that a group of women with common interests can generate.
REV3 Olympic Triathlon
This is the first time this nationally-renowned organization has produced a race in Maine. The REV3 triathlon will take place in Old Orchard Beach and draws professional triathletes from around the world. The race features a .9 mile swim right off of the beach in the Atlantic Ocean. The 24.8 mile bike course starts out flat and fast before taking riders into a series of rolling hills, giving them the chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Maine farmland and countryside. Tall pine trees provide shade over much of the course, which winds through Saco, Dayton, Lyman, Waterboro, Hollis, and Old Orchard Beach. The run course is an out-and-back, giving athletes the chance to finish out the race on a flat and fast course that includes sweeping views of the Scarborough Marsh and over a portion of the storied Eastern Trail. Athletes will cross the finish line in downtown Old Orchard Beach. The REV3 Triathlon race series was created to change the way athletes, family members, and spectators view and participate in triathlons of all distances. One of our immediate goals is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race.
Thomaston Place Fine Art and Antiques Auction
A two-day summer feature auction of fine art and antiques.
Saturday and Sunday 11am-Close
Lobster Lover's Cooking Class
Join us at the winery for a Maine lobster lovers cooking class featuring creations by Chef Lani Temple of Megunticook Market. Learn how to prepare a four-course dinner while incorporating Maine lobster in unique and inspiring ways. Dinner and wine pairings to follow. $75 per person. Advance purchase is required.
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