“Cold Chocolate,” The Blue Cafe at Camden Opera House, Camden
Feb. 13, Thursday, 6:30pm, “Scotty River Trio,” Steve Jones, Scott Elliot, and Paul Mellyn together are Scotty River Trio – playing a mix of blues and country, rock and Americana, covers and their own great songs. Join us tonight for a bit of gumbo and song as we celebrate Mardi Gras in the upstairs bar. Wear a mask, collect some beads during the parade, doors open at 6pm, cash bar available, $5/cash only, The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 207-633-5159, boothbayoperahouse.com.
Feb. 14, Friday, 7:30-9pm, “The Blue Café: Cold Chocolate,” the popular Blue Café series returns with acoustic duo Cold Chocolate, performing in the Camden Opera House’s intimate third-floor performance space. Doors open 7 p.m.; seats limited. Free/donations to Community Arts Fund; cash bar by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar, Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden. FMI: 207-236-7963, www.camdenoperahouse.com.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 3pm, “Walden Chamber Players Concert,” founded in 1997, the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. At Bowdoin they will perform nonets by Martinu and Spohr, as well as Nielsen’s Serenata in vano and Strauss/Hasenöhrl’s Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! That morning they will present a masterclass at 11:00 AM which is open to the public to observe, free, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 12 Campus Road South, Brunswick. FMI: 207-798-4141, www.bowdoin.edu/music.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 7pm, “Common House Concert featuring Susan Cattaneo,” Susan Cattaneo will bring her powerful, passionate voice and a songwriting acumen that seems to be channeling Mary Chapin Carpenter to Common House Concerts in Belfast. Call it rootsy. Call it New England Americana with a twang. Whatever you call it, it’s really good stuff! In 2016, Susan was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival and performed as a finalist at the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and at the Wildflower Festival Songwriters contest. Over the past two years, she has also been a finalist or winner at some of the country’s most prestigious songwriting and music contests: Kerrville’s New Folk Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, the 5 Unsigned Only Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Her latest album, Haunted Heart, was voted one of Alternate Root’s Top 100 Albums of the Year, and won Album of the Year at the Limelight Music Awards. In addition to being a solo performing artist, Susan has been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 10 years, and has also recently joined the Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies. She has opened for or shared the stage with Bill Kirchen, David Wilcox, Rose Cousins, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ellis Paul, Paula Cole, Amy Grant, Melissa Ferrick, and The Pousette-Dart Band, $10-$20, Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Road, Belfast. FMI: 207-218-1027, sites.google.com/view/bcechc/home?authuser=0.
Feb. 16, Sunday, 1-3pm, “GMOW Cross-Country Ski with FOXCS,” Join Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for a Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Outing at Kate Furbish Preserve led by Brunswick-Topsham Friends of X-Country Skiing (FOXCS)! We hope to explore the many skiing areas at Brunswick Landing and if conditions permit, we will have multiple group skis, including a ski specifically for kids. Skiers will need to bring their own equipment and wear appropriate clothing based on the weather, as there are no warming stations. Please register to receive those updates as the starting location for this event will be determined based on weather and trail conditions. We will email those who are registered for the event the week before with meet up locations. After the outing with FOXCS, head to Flight Deck for a BTLT Fundraiser with your favorite local pours, activities for kids, and great company! Flight Deck will donate 20% of beer sales and 100% of tips to BTLT all day long. Plus, we will be selling stainless steel BTLT and Flight Deck collaboration mugs for $10 that will include a pour of your favorite draft beer, free, Kate Furbish Preserve, Brunswick. FMI: 207-729-7694, www.btlt.org/events/gmow-foxcs-2020/.
Feb. 16, Sunday, 2-3pm, “Winter in the Woods at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park,” join us for a guided walk to enjoy and learn how plants and animals survive the cold winter months. 2:00 PM, meet at the benches by the second parking lot, 1 hour, weather permitting, free with park admission, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. FMI: 207-865-4465, www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.
Feb. 19, Wednesday, 10am-11:30am, “Bird Walk to Rockland Harbor,” lifetime birder, Ann Boover, will offer a field trip for birders of all ages and abilities to Rockland Harbor on Wednesday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registered participants gather at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland at 10 a.m., and then the group will head out to search for birds. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them (we will have a few to loan). After looking for birds, the group will return to the center to warm up with hot cocoa. The movie, Counting on Birds, will be offered for those who wish to stay and learn about the Christmas bird count. Rockland Harbor in winter often is a safe place for eiders, guillemots, grebes, gulls and others as they venture to calmer harbor waters in search of food. Please register for this free program, by calling 594-0600, ext. 5 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Snow date will be February 20, free, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. FMI: 207-594-0600 ext. 5, www.mainecoastislands.org.