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BAR HARBOR — Discover the offbeat, fun and wacky in Maine during a slideshow and talk with Marisue and John Pickering at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 1, at 10 a.m.

ELLSWORTH — The legendary Noel Paul Stookey returns to the stage of The Grand to perform a benefit concert on Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m. The benefit concert has a goal of raising $25,000 to support the programs of The Grand, Ellsworth’s historic theater and performing arts center.

ELLSWORTH — David Mallett’s creative spirit is never idle. On the heels of his newest CD, “Greenin’ Up,” Mallett was in Nashville recently recording classic country songs.

OTIS — Call it the law of pizza proximity: the farther a person will go to get pizza from a particular establishment, the better that store’s pizza must be.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Poetry month was celebrated in fine style last week at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, with a visit from Maine’s own poet laureate, Wesley McNair. McNair spoke about his personal evolution as a poet, read from recent works and invited members of the audience to share their own poetic works.

BAR HARBOR — Issues of food insecurity in America and local efforts to address the issue will be the subject of community gatherings and fundraisers for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry on Sunday, May 4.

CASTINE — A woman sits at the front of a workboat, just in front of the wheelhouse. Her hair is tied into a braid. Her gaze is turned off the starboard side. She could be looking at the sea and sky, which at the moment are seamlessly flowing into each other. Or maybe, she’s searching for a foolish man who’s out there somewhere — living, working, carousing.

BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Fair organizers have announced that singer-songwriter James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards will be performing at the fair on Saturday, Aug. 30.

PROSPECT HARBOR — Seven sculptors, hailing from  around the world from Spain to the Republic of Georgia, will converge here and create stone pieces for seven Hancock County and Washington County towns as part of the fifth and final Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.

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