Classes, Festivals and Celebrations, history, Weekends in Wiscasset

This Week’s Events Near Wiscasset Woods Lodge

A Reconstruction of the Santa Maria is in Port in Boothbay Harbor
When: Wed, September 25, 10am – Sun, September 29, 5pm
Where: Boothbay Harbor (map)
The Nao Santa María is one of the most famous ships of humanity. On October 12, 1492, captained by Christopher Columbus, protagonist of one of the most important milestones in history: the Discovery of America, the Meeting between the Worlds that is related to the evolution of universal history. The visit consists of a self guided tour through the 5 decks of the Santa María, where you can find informative panels with the history of the ship, ornamental elements of the time and talk with the crew to feel how to live the Spanish sailors 500 years ago. You can tour the ship from 10 am to 5 pm or join an evening event. Tickets can be purchased here. 

Wiscasset Art Walk
When: Thu, September 26, 5pm – 8pm
Where: Wiscasset,
Enjoy a delightful summer evening as you park your car and stroll the charming Village of Wiscasset. View the incomparable art and meet the artists, sip some wine, and enjoy the sounds of our strolling minstrels. Be sure to visit the Village collection of one-of-a-kind shops – from high antiques to folk craft and mid-century furnishings; personal luxuries and gifts for loved ones back home Wiscasset Artwalk Page

Intro Linoleum Blockprinting – Class
When: Fri, September 27, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Midcoast Crafts, 75 Main St. Route 1, Wiscasset
An introduction to carving a linoleum block for printing. Students will receive guidance designing a graphic image, transferring the image to the block, safely cutting the design and printing. Final prints may need to be left to dry, and can be picked up at any time during gallery hours. Cost: $48. Midcoast Crafts.

Fall Festival
When: Sat. September 28, 10:30 am – 3 pm
Where: Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway, Alna
Come celebrate Autumn at the WW&F. Included with the train ride are family-friendly activities at Alna Center station. Decorate pumpkins, get a hay ride in a vintage Ford AA truck, enjoy family/children’s games, have your face painted, listen to live bluegrass music, and partake in light refreshments. Ride the 10:30, 12, and 1:30 trains from Sheepscot (97 Cross Road) to reach the festival. Tickets for the event are available on site at our ticket office for the regular ticket price of $10/adults, $5/children 4-12, free/birth-3.

Spoon Carving Workshop
When: Sat, September 28, 9am – 4pm
Where: Shelter Institute, 873 US-1, Woolwich
Explore tools, wood types and techniques to open a world of creativity, utilitarian uses and unique gifts. Wood burning has much to offer and does not require you to be an artist. In this hands on workshop you will learn the varied marks each burn tip can make and how to use them in lettering and imagery. Learn how to transfer images to the wood, the pros and cons of wood types, safety, adding color and so much more. Tools and wood will be provided. I will also have images available or bring your own. If you own a wood burning tool and/ or wood burnings you have done in the past please feel free to bring them. Participants will have the opportunity to make multiple completed projects. Course Schedules and Description

Pemaquid Oyster Festival
When: Sun, September 29, Noon to Dusk
Where: Damariscotta
Admission is free! Your Donations & Purchases help our fund do great things…
The  Festival is packed full of fun – educational exhibits, boat trips, local vendors, loads of delicious oysters and music. Serving up Pemaquid® Oysters on the Bank of the Damariscotta River.


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