Upcoming Washington County Events

  • : Art - Jul 07 thru Jul 28 - Grand Lake Stream - Earth, Wind and Fire: Primitive Pottery Workshop - GLS School Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome Felise Levine for a creative three-part primitive pottery workshop in beautiful Grand Lake Stream. Part I: EARTH. July 7: Students will use easy hand building techniques to form the stoneware clay. They will learn how to pinch-pot, coil and roll the clay into several decorative objects. Part II: EARTH. July 21: After a two-week drying period, participants will return to decorate, create texture and burnish their pots in preparation for their firing. AIR: After a week of slow drying, Cobscook Learning Center has graciously agreed to support the program by firing objects in their kiln, to harden the ware. Part III: FIRE: July 28: Attendees will use the earth itself for pit firing. Students can help load the pit, and watch the fire as their pots cook and get color from the flames and the materials in the pit. The pit will be unloaded the next day once it has cooled. Results can be spectacular and unpredictable. The cost of this program is $30 and it is open to only 8-10 participants. Register early by contacting the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to ensure a place!
  • : Books - Aug 07 - Grand Lake Stream - Author Lou Zambello: Flyfishing Northern New England's Seasons - GLS Historical Society - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to present author Lou Zambello discussing his book "Flyfishing Northern New England's Seasons." While much has been written about the most famous American flyfisheries, relatively little has been logged regarding the glorious brook-trout and landlocked salmon water of northern New England. Covering Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and western Massachusetts, Zambello relates years of flyfishing and guiding experience through observations, instructions and anecdotes.From ice-out through summer, fall and back to winter, all conditions and strategies are covered. Learn the best time to dead-drift a streamer versus twitching dry flies, and much more. Lou has worked at L.L. Bean for over 14 years and has flyfished throughout the US and the world from Labrador to Russia, and the Bahamas.Lou has fly fished northern New England for over 30 years and has been a registered Maine Guide for over 10 years.
  • : Children - Jul 01 thru Aug 19 - Grand Lake Stream - Children's Summer Programs: Explorations and Adventures - Downeast Lakes Land Trust - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to again welcome young explorers and adventurers to its free Tuesday morning program. Adventurers aged 6-10 are invited to join us over the summer to learn about: Nature Journaling, Mosses and Lichens, Forests, Little Mayberry Cove, Capturing Nature with Watercolors with Rebekah Raye, Leaves, Animal Tracks, Water Bugs. Explorers should come equipped with sensible shoes, a water bottle, a snack, sunblock and bug spray. Older and younger children and accompanying cool adults are welcome to attend as well. Programs run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays.
  • : Children - Jul 03 thru Aug 21 - Grand Lake Stream - Serious Skills for Boys and Girls - Downeast Lakes Land Trust - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to offer a series of free outdoor skills program. Students will learn Wood Construction Skills (students will build a parade float), Archery Basics, Introductory Canoeing, Map and Compass Skills, Fire Making, Wild Food Identification, Fly Casting, Emergency Shelter Building. In addition to sturdy clothing and shoes, participants should bring a drink, snack, sunblock, and insect spray. If possible,students should bring their own tools and equipment. However,no tools or equipment are required to participate. For more information contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust by calling (207) 796-2100 or by emailing trucosky@downeastlakes.org. Prior booking for these programs is not required, but it is appreciated. Program is for young people ages 11 to 16 on Thursday mornings through the summer.
  • : Festivals - Jul 26 thru Jul 27 - Grand Lake Stream - Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    The Annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival features folk artists, craftsmen, canoe and boat builders, quilters and live music throughout the event. The festival was selected by the Governor's Conference on Tourism as the recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Tourism Award in the category of Attractions. Events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ball Field. For info phone (207) 796-8199.
  • : Festivals - Aug 07 thru Aug 10 - Calais - International Homecoming Festival - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    The International Homecoming Festival is a week-long celebration of the friendship shared between Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The week includes pageants, concerts, parades, and other family events and typically ends with a great fireworks show. For info phone (506) 466-7407.
  • : Festivals - Aug 15 thru Aug 17 - Machias - Machias Wild Blueberry Festival - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    This is the 37th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. The Downeast region of Maine produces some 85% of the world's blueberries. The festival features baking and pie eating contests, over 200 craft booths, foot races, a blueberry musical comedy and a variety of musical entertainment. For info phone (207) 255-6665.
  • : Festivals - Dec 31 - Eastport - Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    Quirkiest New Year's Celebration Continues! The Tides Institute and Museum of Art will present the Annual Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop on New Year's Eve, an international, dual-celebration festivity with the Canadian New Year represented by a giant maple leaf dropped at midnight, Atlantic time, and the U.S. New Year with an 8-foot sardine at midnight, Eastern time. Town-wide events and a fireworks finale complete the event. Full details available at the Title link above.
  • : Music - Jul 30 - Lubec - Faculty Chamber Concert #1 - SummerKeys - Lubec Congregational Church - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    SummerKeys concert with Faculty Chamber Concert #1 at Lubec Congregational Christian Church. Open to the public with free admission.. Concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • : Music - Aug 06 - Lubec - Faculty Chamber Concert #2 - SummerKeys - Lubec Congregational Church - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    SummerKeys concert with Faculty Chamber Concert #2 at Lubec Congregational Christian Church. Open to the public with free admission.. Concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • : Music - Aug 13 - Lubec - Pianist Mira Gill - SummerKeys - Lubec Congregational Church - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    SummerKeys concert with pianist Mira Gill at Lubec Congregational Christian Church. Open to the public with free admission.. Concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • : Music - Aug 20 - Lubec - Andrea Maurer and Sue Richards - SummerKeys - Lubec Congregational Church - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    SummerKeys concert with Andrea Maurer (Flute) and Sue Richards (Celtic Harp) at Lubec Congregational Christian Church. Open to the public with free admission.. Concert at 7:30 p.m.

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