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January 2018

Thursday January 18, 2018, 7-9 pm at the Opera House in Stonington, Maine | Island Women Speak | A New Storytelling Event on Deer Isle. Island Women Speak, an intimate women’s storytelling event featuring seven generations, will debut at the Opera House on Thursday Jan. 18th at 7PM. A diverse group of seven women, from their 30s to age 90, will each tell a revealing story about their life on Deer Isle and about who they really are underneath their public persona.  The event is produced by Debbie Weil, a writer and speaker who performed in a similar event in New York and was so moved by the experience that she decided to bring it to the island. There will be wine and other refreshments; there will be warmth; there will be truth-telling. Everyone is welcome, including men. (Note: this is an adult event.) Tickets are $10 at the door. Suggested donation: $10. Learn more

Saturday, January 20, 2:00 pm, Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME | Cooking with Sea Veggies | Join Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company for a talk about sea vegetables available in the Gulf of Maine and demonstration of cooking techniques. Hint, it is not just about Asian-inspired salads. If you loved the conversation started at Maine Marine Fare, you will not want to miss this free event! For more information call 207-548-2529. Learn more

Monday, January 22 at 3 PM – 7 PM, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine | National OCS Public Meeting | President Trump’s proposal to open up offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast including Maine has caused the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to host public meetings to share and collect information and feedback.  This is an open forum and participants may arrive at any point during the meeting time to ask questions and offer feedback. Learn more

 

February 2018

Thursday, February 1 at [spp-timestamp time="11:30"] AM – 1 PM at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, ME | Lunch & Learn | Each month, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute hosts a Lunch & Learn tour of our lab and education facility on the Portland waterfront. This informal session — geared toward community leaders, supporters, and friends of GMRI — provides an introduction to our work and an opportunity to better understand GMRI’s role in the community. Join us to hear the latest news about the Gulf of Maine, meet GMRI staff, and enjoy casual conversation over lunch.  To keep the tour at an intimate level, we limit the number of spaces available for each session.  If you would like to reserve a spot on this tour, please fill out our registration form. Learn more

Friday, February 2, 2018, 5:30-7:00 pm, at the University of Maine- Hutchinson Center, in Belfast Maine | “Globalization Is Not New: Maine’s Merchant Marine in 19th Century World Trade” A Camden Conference-Affiliated Talk | The topic of the 31st Annual Camden Conference is New World Disorder and America’s Future. PMM’s curator, Cipperly Good, will speak at a Camden Conference-affiliated event about how she understands today’s economic globalist from a historic view. Maine’s location in the far northeast of the United States, serves as the perfect point of departure for sailing merchant ships pushed by the prevailing westerly winds and the flow of the Gulf Stream to trade ports in Europe and beyond. The location, coupled with our rich timber reserves for shipbuilding and a workforce adept at navigating, captaining and crewing the large cargo ships known as Downeasters, made Maine ships and crew dominate in global shipping during the last half of the 19th century. It is said that a Maine merchant marine family was as likely to see their neighbors in far off Canton, China, as back home in Searsport, Maine. This presentation will use primary source material, artifacts and images from the Penobscot Marine Museum to track the Maine merchant marine in the global market, when Downeasters were the global shippers. For more information call 207-548-2529. Learn more

Saturday, February 3 at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Maine Island Trail Association in Portland, ME | Ocean Skills Session I: Sea Kayak Navigation | This three-session series covers a range of skills that are essential for paddling on Maine’s coastal waters. You can sign up for all three or just attend the sessions that interest you. Three sessions will take place on February 3, 10 & 17 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. $30 per session. SESSION I: SEA KAYAK NAVIGATION — This session will prepare you to navigate through fog, follow the rules of the road when crossing boat channels, and use a nautical chart to plot a course. Gaining familiarity with some basic principles and skills of navigation will make you much more prepared to sea kayak safely and confidently. February 3, 2018, 8:30 AM. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The workshops will take place at the offices of the Maine Island Trail Association. Learn more

Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME | On Deck: Artists of the Great War & Live Painting | During World War I, Nations marshaled their naval power and air power. But what about “art power”? While the Curator of Exhibits tells the story of how artists adapted their skills to the war time effort, you can watch local artists in action as they bring this story to life with their own creations. Members $5; Non-members $8. Learn more

Thursday, February 8 at 7 PM – 8 PM at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, ME | Eel Appeal: The Story of American Unagi | Join us for the second session of our Winter/Spring 2018 Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, “Six Women Changing Seafood.” Throughout the series, we’ll introduce six innovative women, representing different parts of the seafood supply chain. Every month, you’ll hear how each speaker is breaking new ground in the industry. In February, we’ll hear from Sara Rademaker the founder of American Unagi, a company raising locally sourced eels here in Maine.  Seating is limited and registering is strongly recommended. Learn more

Saturday, February 10 at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Maine Island Trail Association in Portland, ME | Ocean Skills Session II: Tides, Currents & Waves | This three-session series covers a range of skills that are essential for paddling on Maine’s coastal waters. You can sign up for all three or just attend the sessions that interest you. Three sessions will take place on February 3, 10 & 17 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. $30 per session. SESSION II: TIDES, CURRENTS & WAVES — This session will give you a deeper understanding of how to read the tides, currents and waves of the Maine coast and how to use them to your advantage when paddling. We’ll review the dynamics behind the natural cycles and the tools that are available to paddlers to predict them. Learn more

Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, ME | Can you imagine using a loved one’s hair to create beautiful jewelry and other art? That’s just what many Victorian women did! Learn about the lost art of hair art, examine some fascinating examples from the MMM collection, and make some (faux) hair art of your own! Members $5; Non-members $8. Learn more

Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, ME | On Deck: Educational Passages (Little Boat, Big World) | Educational Passages is a unique project that allows students of all ages to explore oceanic phenomena using GPS-equipped MiniBoats to track ocean currents and conditions. Come explore a MiniBoat and learn how this program teaches students oceanic and environmental literacy. Members $5; Nonmembers $8. Learn more

Thursday, February 22 in the evening at Ondine Oyster + Wine Bar in Belfast, Maine | Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archives | This event will be centered on a photo from the PMM archives that hangs in Ondine Oyster + Wine Bar (108 Main Street, Belfast ME). The photo depicts Odd Fellows peeling apples. More information to follow.

March 2018

Thursday, March 8 at 7 PM – 8 PM at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, ME | Challenging the Status Quo in Maine’s Scallop Fishery | Join us for the third session of our Winter/Spring 2018 Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, “Six Women Changing Seafood.” Throughout the series, we’ll introduce six innovative women, representing different parts of the seafood supply chain. Every month, you’ll hear how each speaker is breaking new ground in the industry. In March, we’ll hear from Togue Brawn, the owner of Downeast Dayboat, a company that specializes in shipping fresh Maine scallops to customers within 24 hours of harvest.  Seating is limited and registering is strongly recommended. Learn more

Sunday, March 18, 1:00 pm at the Penobscot Marine Museum | Fishing During WWII with Ralph Stanley | Ralph Stanley, our beloved historian, boatbuilder, musician, and Board member, will talk about the perils, adventures, and day-to-day work of fishing out of Southwest Harbor, Maine during the War. For more information call 207-548-2529.

April 2018

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May 2018

Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM – 8 PM at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, ME |  Retail Responsibility: Our Sustainable Seafood Story | Join us for the fifth and final session of our Winter/Spring 2018 Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, “Six Women Changing Seafood.” Throughout the series, we’ll introduce six innovative women, representing different parts of the seafood supply chain. Every month, you’ll hear how each speaker is breaking new ground in the industry. In May, we’ll hear from Leigh Chase, Seafood Category Manager, and Kim Gray, Director Center Store Merchandising, with Hannaford Supermarkets.  Seating is limited and registering is strongly recommended. Learn more.

 

 

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