June Calendar

 

June 6-8
Maine Canoe Symposium

 

Since 1986, this series has educated paddlers of all ages on canoeing heritage and skills with demonstrations and hands-on workshops. 35 Winona Rd., Bridgton. 207-778-0853. mainecanoesymposium.org

 

June 7-8
Maine Fiber Frolic

 

Learn about fiber animals and the full spectrum of fiber arts with workshops and contests. Shop local vendors and cheer on the sheepdog trials, too. Adults, $5; seniors, $2; children under 12, free. Windsor Fairgrounds, Rte. 32, Windsor. 
207-832-5162. fiberfrolic.com

 

June 11
An Evening with Alex Katz

 

Celebrated artist Alex Katz discusses his 60-year career and his long-standing love for the Pine Tree State in the latest installment of the Portland Museum of Art’s Bernard Osher Lecture Series. An Evening with Alex Katz takes place on June 11. 6 p.m. Adults, $25; members, $10. Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, 157 High St., Portland. 207-775-6148. portlandmuseum.org

 

June 13-15
Trek Across Maine

 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Trek Across Maine, the American Lung Association’s three-day, 180-mile ride from Sunday River to Belfast. Overnight stops are located at the University of Maine at Farmington and Colby College. Departs from Sunday River Ski Resort, 15 South Ridge Rd., Newry. See website for fundraising requirements and registration fees. 888-241-6566. action.lung.org

 

June 14
Margaretta Days Festival

 

Machias commemorates the first naval battle of the American Revolution with a historic parade, re-enactments, craft fair, and more. 207-255-3433. washingtoncountymaine.com

 

June 20-21
Maine Fare

 

Join local chefs and farmers to savor the best of Maine-made food in this annual celebration held by the Maine Farmland Trust. Steamboat 
Landing Park, 34 Commercial St., Belfast. 
207-338-6575. maine-fare.org

 

June 25-July 26
Billy Elliot at Ogunquit Playhouse

 

Prepare your tissues and your dancing shoes for Ogunquit Playhouse’s production of Billy Elliot, the Tony-winning musical story of a young English boy who chooses ballet over boxing. June 25–July 26. $39–$79. 10 Main St., Ogunquit. 207-646-5511. ogunquitplayhouse.org

 

June 27
Mallett Brothers Band in Concert

 

Maine music’s latest rising star is The Mallett Brothers Band — an alt-country-rock ensemble from Portland that went home with best band and best album honors from last year’s New England Music Awards. They bring their energetic show to the Boothbay Opera House this month. $15–$20. 8 p.m. 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 207-633-5159. boothbayoperahouse.com

 

June 28
Pop for Change

 

There’s only one way to get tickets for Cellardoor Winery’s new Pop for Change event on June 28 — you have to earn them. Volunteer four hours of your time to one of four midcoast charities by May 31, and you’ll get to celebrate giving back with a night of music and entertainment on the water in Rockport. See the website for volunteer details and registration. 5 p.m. Rockport Harbor. 207-763-4478. popforchange.com

 

June 28
South Berwick Strawberry Festival

 

Come for the family-friendly entertainment, food, art, and activities. Stay for the strawberry shortcakes. 197 Main St., South Berwick. 207-351-7793. southberwickstrawberryfestival.com

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